Requirements to become a Century Farm Family
Ownership of Property by Family for 100 Years of More: This can be determined from an abstract of title or original records such as original deed or land patents. Other authentic land records may be acceptable in some cases.
Continuous Family Ownership: The farm (in whole or in part) must have been in continuous family ownership. Title to the century property today must reside in a blood relative of the original owner, or a legally adopted child of the descendant. Continuous residence in the state or on the property is not required, but the title to the property must be continuous. An abstract of title is the best evidence of continuous family ownership.
Only One Certificate Issued Per Property: There shall be only one certificate issued for a piece of property. For example, a descendant may not receive another certificate if a former owner or relative has already received a certificate for the same property.
If you have a Century Farm and the ownership information has changed, please help us update our files.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact Danette Jernigan at 919-707-3002.
Send applications to:
NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1001