Ag Denials Could be on the Increase!

I have been receiving more and more calls from brokers regarding some county appraisal districts changing acreage sizes for qualifying ag land or threatening to start denying “currently ag qualified land”.

I am NOT an attorney nor do I play one on t.v. or radio. But I sure KNOW where to look to find out if the CAD has the RIGHT to do that.

 

These inquires are involving tradtional ag valuations (horse, cows etc.)

One starting place to begin researching is a copy of the “ag appraisal manual.” Please email me if you’d like me to send you a copy.


Regarding wildlife management use, have you gone to your CAD and asked:

1. What is the minimum acreage for wildlife management use for a stand alone tract that was subdivided in the previous tax year?

2. What is the minimum acreage for wildlife management use for a wildlife mangement property association tract that was subdivided in the previous tax year?

The sizes in acreage should already be available from the CAD. If not,  here is a reference to give them: CLICK here for the rule-Texas Administrative Code Chapter 34, Rule 9.2005