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State Current Use Board: 2022 Public Forums

The State Current Use Board will be meeting on the following dates to accept public comment on the current use program. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to cub@dra.nh.gov. Click here for agenda. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
North Country Resource Center
629B Main Street, Lancaster


Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.
Hanover Town Hall, 2nd Floor
41 South Main Street, Hanover

Note: Parking is behind Town Hall; Use side entrance from back of building/parking lot.

Friday, October 21, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. (to immediately be followed by a Regular Board Meeting NH Department of Revenue Administration)
109 Pleasant Street, Concord NH
Note: Picture ID will be required upon entering. Parking is on either side of or in back of building.

For inquiries, contact the Board Clerk at (603) 230-5096 or by e-mail at cub@dra.nh.gov

CHAPTER 79-A CURRENT USE TAXATION
Section 79-A:1
RSA 79-A:1 Declaration of Public Interest. – It is hereby declared to be in the public interest to encourage the preservation of open space, thus providing a healthful and attractive outdoor environment for work and recreation of the state's citizens, maintaining the character of the state's landscape, and conserving the land, water, forest, agricultural and wildlife resources. It is further declared to be in the public interest to prevent the loss of open space due to property taxation at values incompatible with open space usage. Open space land imposes few if any costs on local government and is therefore an economic benefit to its citizens. The means for encouraging preservation of open space authorized by this chapter is the assessment of land value for property taxation on the basis of current use. It is the intent of this chapter to encourage but not to require management practices on open space lands under current use assessment.
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