Northeastern Forestry Concepts, Inc. 
 

The Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Act of 1974 provides landowners with a property tax reduction for managing their land as agricultural use, agricultural reserve, or forest reserve.  The new assessment on the farm portion of the property is determined by the county tax assessment office. 

Northeastern Forestry Concepts, Inc. has assisted over 600 landowners in entering this act in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  We guarantee that our management plans will be accepted by the County Board of Assessment and have never had a plan denied.

Basic Requirements for Entry

  • Applicant must own land
  • An application must be filed by June 1 of the year preceding the first year of abatement  
  • The total property size must be at least ten acres unless the landowner can demonstrate income of at least $2,000 per year in the two years preceding the first year of abatement 


CATEGORIES

Agricultural Use    
Land that is devoted to raising a crop or commodity.

Agricultural Reserve    Open land that is not devoted to raising a crop or commodity.  

Forest Reserve    Forested land. 



REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRY

Bucks County

Submission of a woodland management plan along with application
If applying with minimal sized tract (ten acres) at least half needs to be wooded

Montgomery County

Submission of a woodland management plan along with application
If applying with minimal sized tract (ten acres) the tract needs to be fully wooded except for the home and lawn area