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Declaration of policy: it is hereby declared that it is in the public interest to encourage the preservation of farm land, forest land and open space land in order to maintain a readily available source of food and farm products close to the metropolitan areas of the state, to conserve the state’s natural resources and to provide for the welfare and happiness of the inhabitants of the state [and] that it is in the public interest to prevent the forced conversion of farm land, forest land and open space land to more intensive uses as the result of economic pressures caused by the assessment thereof for the purposes of property taxation at values incompatible with their preservation as such farm land, forest land and open space land. See Public Act 490- The Basics for more information.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Website  

Application to the Assessor for Classification of Land as Farm Land 

Application to the Assessor for Classification of Land as Forest Land must include a Qualified Forester's Report