In order for land to qualify for agricultural classification, it must be used in good faith for commercial agricultural use. Pursuant to the Florida Statutes 193.461, guidelines are established for determining bona fide commercial agricultural use by property size and type of agricultural use. If the property meets the criteria, it will be considered for classification as agricultural.
All agricultural classifications will be reviewed on a regular basis. Applications for new agricultural classifications or changes in previous designations must be filed with the Property Appraiser’s Office before March 1st of each year. The Property Appraiser may deny the request for agricultural classification if lands are not being used for or have been diverted from agricultural use.