Annual Certification: Agricultural Land and Farm Buildings

Owners of agricultural land and/or farm buildings enrolled in the Current Use Program are required to certify annually that their agricultural land and farm buildings meet the requirements for enrollment and continue to be eligible for the program. The due date for landowners to certify is Nov. 1 of each year.

Failure to certify will result in the removal of agricultural land and enrolled farm buildings from the Current Use Program. When the land and buildings are removed from the program, the property taxes will no longer be based upon the use value but will be based upon the assessed value of the land and buildings.

To certify, the landowner must complete and submit Form CU-313, Use Value Appraisal Program Agricultural Land Buildings Certification, by the Nov. 1 deadline. In early September, the Department of Taxes will mail Form CU-313 pre-printed for specific parcels to the address we have on file for the owner. A generic form is not available online.   If the parcel has only forestland and no agricultural land or buildings enrolled, then a certification is not required, and the landowner will not receive a form for that property.  We do not require agricultural certification for new enrollments since the application serves as the certification statement.

The form must be completed, signed, and returned by the deadline. The Department will accept forms postmarked by Nov. 1.  Mail completed forms to the following address:

Property Valuation and Review
Current Use Program
PO Box 1499, Montpelier, VT 05601-1499

Landowners also may deliver forms to the Department of Taxes customer service window, 133 State St., Montpelier, 1st Floor.

If you are not sure whether or not you need to certify, you may look up your SPAN using the online search.

If your SPAN is listed, you should receive the form by mid-September. If you do not receive your form in the mail by Sept. 25, email the Current Use Program. In your email, provide your name, any other owner’s names, current mailing address, and property information (town and SPAN).  We will mail you a copy of the form immediately in order for you to complete and mail the form by the Nov. 1 deadline.

If your SPAN is not listed, you are not required to certify this year.

View the sample form and instructions

Please note: The list of SPANs reflects  the parcels that were required to submit a form as of August 2018. It does not reflect one way or another if we have received your form.