Land Conservation Easement

In a Land Conservation Easement, the property owner gives up development rights but retains ownership and financial responsibility for a property. Under strict IRS guidelines, the property owner may qualify for a federal income tax deduction for a donation of a conservation easement. Local property taxes are still due, but application may be made to the Town for a reduced assessment pursuant to NH RSA 79-B Conservation Restriction and the property may qualify for a current use
assessment under NH RSA 79-A. The easement holder accepts responsibility for monitoring compliance with the conditions of the easement.

Considering a land conservation easement for your property?

Maintain ownership of your land while helping the Lake Wentworth Watershed Association to preserve open space, protect natural habitat of wildlife & plants, protect water quality within the watershed, preserve natural areas for passive outdoor recreation and scenic enjoyment by the general public.

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