CT Public Act 490 program
Connecticut Public Act 490 allows a use value assessment for farm, forest, and open space land which results in lower property taxes for the landowner. The statute has been in effect since 1963. In order to qualify, landowners apply at their local tax assessor's office. Forest land must total 25 acres or more, in parcels no smaller than 10 acres, and land must be designated as "Forest Land" by the state forester of the Forestry Division of the Department of Environmental Protection.

CONN. GEN. STAT. § 12-107d.

Contact CT Public Act 490 program

State Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and Department of Agriculture
79 Elm Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06106-5127
Phone: 860-424-3000


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Connecticut