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Managed Forest Law (MFL)Buildings developed for residence

For lands enrolled in 2016 or earlier, any building containing five or more of the eight characteristics listed below is considered developed for human residence and the land under and surrounding the building, including the septic system, is not eligible for MFL designation. Storage or workshop buildings are allowed, but if such a building also contains living space, the living space is subject to the eight characteristics listed below.

  • Total area of 800 square feet or more, using exterior dimensions of living space—including each level—but excluding porches, decks or un-insulated screen porches
  • Indoor plumbing, including water and sewer piped to either municipal or septic system
  • Central heating or cooling—including electric heat—furnace or other heater with a circulation system
  • Full or partial basement, excluding crawl spaces and frost walls
  • Electrical service by connection to the lines of a power company
  • Attached or separate garage, not to include buildings for vehicles used primarily for work or recreation on the property
  • Telephone service based locally
  • Insulated using common insulation products
Last revised: Tuesday June 20 2017