Current Use

Current use is the means for encouraging the preservation of open space and conserving the land, water, forest, agricultural, and wildlife resources. Property owners with 10 or more acres of land, which are left in their natural state may apply.

Land owners must apply on or before April 15th of the tax year that the land owner wishes to have his or her land classified as current use pursuant to RSA 79-A:5, II.

Application for Current Use (PDF)

Current use acreage requirements consist of one of the following criteria:

  • Tracts of farm land
  • Forest land or unproductive land may qualify

Further details may be obtained through the State of New Hampshire Current Use Criteria Booklet (PDF) at the State of New Hampshire website.