Agricultural Valuation

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The agricultural valuation is a special valuation that allows the property to be appraised based on the land’s capacity to produce agricultural products.

For value purposes, if approved, the agriculture valuation, supersedes the established market value on the portion of land for which it was applied. The productivity value for the agriculture valuation may vary within the county and could vary depending on the agriculture use as well.

Once approved it is not necessary to file an application annually, although properties approved for agricultural valuation in prior years are periodically reviewed by utilizing aerial photos, letters requesting new applications and/or on-site inspections to ensure continued agricultural use.

For a property to eligible for the agriculture valuation, it must meet history requirements where the land has been devoted principally to agricultural use for five of the seven years preceding the application for special appraisal. Also, the land must be currently devoted principally to agricultural use to the degree of intensity generally accepted in the area. For information regarding typical intensities for Williamson County, please see the links below. Additionally, information pertaining to acreage restrictions or requirements may be found at these links as well.

https://www.wcad.org/agricultural-land-qualification-guidelines/

https://www.wcad.org/ag-data-and-links/animal-estimator/

To file for the agriculture valuation, online filing and fillable applications options are available at WCAD.org.

A timely application must be submitted or postmarked between January 1st and April 30th.

Courtesy letters regarding the district needing a new application are typically sent at the beginning of January to property owners who have purchased land that has previously qualified for the agricultural valuation and to property owners with agriculture qualified property that has changed in size.

When filing your application, please provide any documentation that supports typical agriculture use, for example: pictures, receipts, and lease information. For information on filling out the agriculture application, please click the link below.

https://www.wcad.org/forms-and-applications

For information regarding qualifying for the agriculture special valuation with wildlife, please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife webpage at the link listed below.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/private/agricultural_land

For rollback information, please visit the agricultural land qualification guidelines at the link listed below.

https://www.wcad.org/agricultural-land-qualification-guidelines/

If you have any questions on the rendition form, follow the link on the screen and the description below to find detailed instructions.

https://www.wcad.org/agricultural-land-qualification-guidelines/

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