The state Tax Department offers forest and agricultural landowners the opportunity to have their land taxed at current use values. To qualify in the forest land portion of the program, owners must enroll a minimum of 25 acres, provide a forest management plan approved by the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, file an annual conformance report and allow monitoring of their conformance with the management plan. In exchange, landowners receive current use assessments on their property for tax purposes. This results in between $200 and $2,000 per year savings. At present there are more than 1.2 million acres in approximately 9,000 parcels enrolled. The program costs between $11 and $13 million per year. These disbursements are paid through Act 60, the state's educational funding law.
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133 State Street
1st Floor Lobby
Montpelier, VT 05602
Cell Phone: 802-828-2505