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Owners claiming agricultural classification for their land must complete and return an agricultural affidavit. The assessor can request additional documentation for further analysis of parcels; however, failure of the taxpayer to supply information requested cannot be the sole reason for denying the "agricultural land" classification. Additional documentation that may prove helpful in establishing a claim for "agricultural land" classification includes:
Providing documentation that shows the grazing animals satisfy the majority of the below criteria provides a strong case for qualifying the land as a ranch.
The landowner doesn't need to own the livestock to qualify as a ranch; however, the owner of the livestock must be engaged in a for profit agricultural endeavor raising the livestock.
Physical inspections may be conducted to substantiate the use as agricultural. The following are examples of things that may be considered:
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