Information on Public Act 490

Connecticut General Statutes require that every five years the Office of Policy and Management, in consultation with the Commissioner of Agriculture, develop the recommended land use values for all land assessed as PA 490 Farmland. PA 490 allows farm, forest and open space lands to be assessed at current use value rather than fair market value. 

If you have any questions about PA 490 please contact the Connecticut Department of Agriculture at (860) 713-2503

For additional information on PA 490 or to obtain the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association 2020 PA 490 Guide Connecticut’s Current-Use Tax Law for Farmland, Forest Land, Open Space and Maritime Heritage Land visit: or call Connecticut Farm Bureau Assoc. at 860 768-1100