Buying Land That is Already in a Current Use Program
If you are looking at purchasing a piece of property that is already in a Current Use Program, you will need to consider a few things such as:
Do you want to continue in the program?
What would you like to do with your property?
Will you continue to qualify for the program?
If you are planning on continuing in the program, it is required that you continue to qualify. Purchasers must contact the Current Use Programs Coordinator to discuss the programs requirements and submit the required plans in order to qualify.
The Farm and Agricultural Program requires a Farm Management Plan be filled out and submitted at least 14 days prior to closing. After being approved to continue in the program, buyers must sign a Notice of Continuance and record this document at the time of transfer.
Designated Forest Land owners must have the intention to commercially grow and harvest trees. If approved to continue in the program, buyers must sign a Notice of Continuance and submit a Forest Management Plan. The Forest Management Plan must be submitted within 60 days after purchase.
If you do NOT wish to continue in the Current Use Program, the deferred taxes will be due at the time of transfer. Property that is in a Current Use Program can be requested to be removed by an owner by filling out a Request to be Removed form and returning it to the Assessor's office.