Vermont’s Current Use Program

In 1978, Vermont legislators created the Use Value Appraisal Program, designed to help preserve undeveloped land and to create greater equity in property taxes. Thirty years later, 65% of the state’s agricultural land is enrolled. This coming session, the legislature is set to re-examine the program based on recommendations from a task force. We look at how well the program has worked for Vermont, and how it could possibly change.