What is Chapter 61?

Massachusetts Chapter 61 laws reduce property taxes on farmland, forest, or open space in exchange for a commitment from the landowner to keep the land undeveloped. While Chapter 61 in itself does not permanently protect the land, it maintains open space and is often a first step towards more permanent conservation. For more information see the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust.

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1. When do I need to file with the Conservation Commission?
2. What activities are prohibited in Resource Areas?
3. What permit application should I use?
4. What is Chapter 61?
5. What are Wetlands?
6. What is the Wetlands Protection Act?