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. This has been required since 2015. Beginning in 2017, the due date for landowners to certify was changed to Nov. 1 of each year.
Failure to certify will result in the removal of land and building from the Current Use Program for the following tax year.
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 the first week of August, the Current Use Program will mail Form CU-313 to the landowners who must certify with owner-specific School Property Account Number (SPAN), number of acres, and farm buildings pre-printed on the forms. A generic form is not available online.
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:
Property Valuation and Review
Current Use Appraisal Program
133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-1401
Landowners also may deliver forms to the Department of Taxes customer service window, 133 State St., Montpelier, 1st Floor.
If you do not receive a form, you are not required to certify. We do not require agricultural certification for new enrollments since the application serves as the certification statement.
If you are not sure whether or not you need to certify, you may look up your SPAN.
If your SPAN is listed, you should watch for the form in the mail. If you do not receive your form by Sept. 20, email the Current Use Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, provide your name, 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 a sample form and instructions.