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.
How to Certify Online
Complete your annual agricultural certification electronically using eCuse. Submitting your certification electronically allows you to view the status of your certification, collect signatures for multiple owners, your submittal will be received immediately upon completion, and you will receive a confirmation email that your submittal has been received.
To certify online:
- Create an eCuse account
- Use the online process to complete and submit your certification using your Owner ID (OID) and School Property Account Number (SPAN).
|For detailed instructions, refer to the following guides:|
|GB-1218||QuickStart eCuse Guide: Submit an Agricultural Certification|
|GB-1219||Complete eCuse Program Guide: How to Submit the Annual Agricultural Certification for Land and Buildings|
Failure to certify may 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.
How You Will be Notified
In late-September, the Department of Taxes will mail a postcard for each parcel required to certify. 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 postcard for that property. We do not require agricultural certification for new enrollments since the application serves as the certification statement. The certification must be completed, signed, and submitted by Nov. 1.
School Property Account Number (SPAN) Search
If you are not sure whether you need to certify, you may look up your SPAN using the online search.
If your SPAN is listed, you should receive a postcard by late-September. If you do not receive your postcard in the mail by Sept. 27, 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).
If your SPAN is not listed, you are not required to certify this year.
Please note: The list of SPANs reflects the parcels that were required to certify as of August 2020. It does not reflect if we have received your certification.