1. Open Space Classification

Open Space Tax Law (Title 36 M.R.S.A. §1101-1121)

The Open Space Tax Law provides for the valuation of land based on its current use as open space, rather than its highest and best use. To qualify, a landowner must:

  • Preserve or restrict the land to provide a public benefit by conserving scenic resources, enhancing public recreation opportunities, promoting game management, or preserving wildlife or wildlife habitat. 
  • Submit a map or sketch showing the open space acres as well as the area within the parcel to be excluded from the program.

Filing Deadline:

  • April 1 of the first year in which classification is requested.

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