Some land owners are paying too much in property taxes, so now an effort is underway to make sure they know, so they can do something about it.
Jason Jones is a farmer and a former Craven County Commissioner. He says while he was on the board, Farmer Advocate Tyker Gonzales brought it to his attention that farmers and agriculture land owners are not aware of what's known as the "present use value" program. For some it would lower their property tax by 3/4ths.
To date, Gonzales and Jones have helped over a dozen land owners and farmers. They have also helped get an extension on the deadline for the 2011 tax year to February 28th.
To sign up or see if your property in Craven County qualifies you can contact the Craven County Farm Bureau at 252-637-6125.