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9/28/2016 - LEGAL NOTICE: Farm, Forest and Open Space Exemptions

LEGAL NOTICE, September 28, 2016

ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
501 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488

Assessor Michael Moriarty reminds residents that application may be made for special land classification for preservation of farm, forest or open space at the Assessor’s Office.

An owner may apply for classification as farm, forest and open space land prior to September 1, 2016 thru October 31, 2016.

If the owner’s livelihood is derived from a farming operation, he is entitled to a tax exemption of up to $100,000 worth of machinery plus all livestock and poultry. You must apply in the Assessor’s office for this exemption.

An owner requesting that this land be designated as forest land must first file a written application with the state forester. These forms are also available at the Assessor’s Office. When he has received a Certificate of Approval, he must then file a written application with the Assessor not later than thirty (30) days after the assessment date.

Southbury Assessor’s Office