Chapter Land Programs

The Chapter 61, and related 61A and 61B, programs are designed to help you with the cost to maintain farms, natural areas, and working forests. If you and your family have a long-term approach to the management of your land, please contact your Service Forester or download the Chapter 61 Program booklet (PDF)  to determine which program is right for you.

To remain in the program, landowners must submit an application by December 1.  Tax reductions take effect the following fiscal year, which begins July 1. 

Refer to "Application Procedures and Deadlines" in  Chapter 61 FAQs for more details,