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Clean and Green (Act 319)

  1. The Clean and Green program is a state program designed to preserve agricultural and forest land. The purpose of ACT 319 is to provide a real estate tax benefit to owners of agricultural or forest land by taxing that land on the basis of its “use value” rather that its market value. This act provides preferential assessment to any individuals who agree to maintain their land solely devoted to agricultural use, agricultural reserve, or forest reserve use. [Source: http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us]