Soil Group Worksheets for Agricultural Value Assessments

What is an Agricultural Assessment?
NYS law provides a local mechanism protecting and promoting availability of land for farming purposes, and provides tax benefits by limiting farmland assessment values. By applying and qualifying for an agricultural assessment, farmers can receive a reduction in land taxes.

    Qualifications include:
      ♦Generally, the property must be 7+ acres (< 7 acres must earn $50,000+)
      ♦Land must be used for the production of crops within last 2 years
      ♦Annual gross sales of agricultural products must average $10,000+
      ♦Equine: must be 10+ acres, board 10+ horses, & generate $10,000+ in boarding fees.

What is the process?
Landowners should contact their Town Assessor or the Soil and Water Conservation District to discuss eligibility requirements. The due date to submit Soil Group Worksheet Request Forms is Monday February 17th. The cost is $40.00.The form and FAQs can be accessed by the links below.

We ask that when submitting a copy of a map to your soil group worksheet request, please highlight the locations on the map as to where your agricultural land is located. It can often be very difficult when using our software to distinguish between agricultural land and open areas such as lawns, empty fields, etc.

Soil Group Worksheet Request Form
Fillable Soil Group Worksheet Request Form
Agriculture Assessment Q & A's

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