Agricultural Classifications
AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION: Agricultural classification is a benefit to property owners that results in a value based upon agricultural use. Only lands that are used primarily for bona fide agricultural purposes shall be classified agricultural. The term “bona fide agricultural purposes” means good faith commercial agricultural use of the land. January 1st of each year is the effective assessment date. Therefore, the subject property must be used for the intended classification on or before this date. An application must be made on or before March 1. In determining whether the use of the land for agricultural purposes is bona fide, the following factors may be considered: 1. The length of time the land has been so used. 2. Whether the use has been continuous. 3. The purchase price paid. 4. Size as it relates to specific agricultural use, but a minimum acreage may not be required for agricultural assessment. 5. Whether an indicated effort has been made to sufficiently and adequately care for the land in accordance with accepted commercial agricultural practices, including, without limitation, fertilizing, liming, tilling, mowing, reforesting, and other accepted agricultural practices. 6. Whether the land is under lease and, if so, the effective length, terms, and conditions of the lease. (If land is leased, a copy must accompany the agricultural classification application) 7. Such other factors as may become applicable. The Glades County Property Appraiser administers Florida's Agricultural Classification in accordance with Florida Statutes.  For more information please feel free to contact this office.
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