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Declaration of policy: It is hereby declared that it is in the public interest to encourage the preservation of farm land, forest land, and open space land in order to maintain a readily available source of food and farm products close to the metropolitan areas of the state, to conserve the state's natural resources and to provide for the welfare and happiness of the inhabitants of the state (and) that it is the public interest to prevent the forced conversion of farm land, forest land, and open space land to more intensive uses as the result of economic pressures caused by the assessment thereof for purposes of properly taxation at values incompatible with their preservation as such farm land, forest land, and open space land.
Dairy, vegetable, horse, etc.
Shade tobacco and ball and burlap nursery, crop land
Binder tobacco, vegetable, potatoes, crop land
Corn silage, hay, vegetables, potatoes, crop land
Hay, corn silage, rotation pasture, crop land
Well maintained trees for the purpose of bearing fruit
Grazing for livestock, not tilled land
Woodland in a farm unit
I do hereby declare under penalty of false statements made herein by me are true according to the best of my knowledge and belief, and that I have received and reviewed §2-504a through §12-504e, inclusive of the Connecticut General Statutes concerning a potential tax liability upon a change of use or sale of this land.
(Name of renter/lessor)
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The term "farm land" means any tract of land, including woodland and wasteland, constituting a farm unit. In determining whether land is farm land, the assessor shall take into account, among other things, the acreage of such land, the portion thereof in actual use for farming or agricultural operations, the productivity of such land, the gross income derived therefrom, the nature and value of the equipment used in connection therewith, and extent to which the tracts comprising such land are contiguous.
An application for farm land classification must be filed on this form, as prescribed by the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, pursuant to §12-107c(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes. The property owner (or owners) must complete this form and file it with the assessor of the town where the farm land is situated. If there is more than one owner, each must sign the application. The filing period is between September 1 and October 31, except in a year which a revaluation of all real property is effective, in which case the filing deadline is December 30.
Failure to file in the proper manner and form shall be considered a waiver to the right to such classification under §12-107c(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes as of October 1 assessment date. A separate application must be filed for each parcel of land.
You are responsible for contacting the assessor to update your application if there is a change in use, acreage, or ownership of this property after the assessor approves its classification. If there is a change of use or a sale of the classified land, the classification ceases (pursuant to §12-504h of the Connecticut General Statutes) and you may be liable for an additional conveyance tax. Please review attached copies of the statutes concerning the imposition of this tax (§12-504a through §2-504e, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes).
Please be advised that the assessor may require information in addition to that contained in this application in order to make a determination regarding classification.
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