What is the Rural Preserve Program?

The Rural Preserve Program is designed to work in conjunction with the changes that were made to the Green Acres Program in 2008 and 2009. Qualifying class 2b land (land not currently being actively farmed) that was previously enrolled in Green Acres may be enrolled in Rural Preserve by May 1, 2013, without being subject to the payback of Green Acres deferred taxes. Learn more about classifications.

Rural Preserve provides property tax relief to taxpayers with eligible class 2b rural vacant land. The program is designed to mirror the Green Acre program which applies to class 2a (actively farmed) land. Like Green Acres, real estate taxes on enrolled land are based upon a value that is not influenced by outside factors, such as urban sprawl or demand by buyers for recreational uses.

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1. What is the Rural Preserve Program?
2. How does the Rural Preserve Program work?
3. What is the agricultural value of a property?
4. How do I qualify for the Rural Reserve Program?
5. How do I apply for the Rural Reserve Program?
6. What else should I know about the Rural Preserve Program?