Connecticut Public Act 490 (PA 490)
PA 490 is Connecticut's current use property tax program. It allows land in forest, agriculture, and open space uses to receive reduced assessments based on current use compared to market value assessments, which reduces property taxes.
Basic requirements for PA 490 Forestland are a minimum of 25 acres (minimum 10 contiguous acres if land is in different blocks) of forest land and it must remain in the program for at least 10 years or face a penalty.
F&W foresters collect information and prepare the Qualified Forester's Report required for enrollment in PA 490.
More information about the PA 490 Program is available through CT DEEP and CT Farm Bureau.