Agricultural classification is a benefit to property owners that results in a value based upon
agricultural use. Only lands that are used primarily for bona fide agricultural purposes shall be
classified agricultural. The term “bona fide agricultural purposes” means good faith commercial
agricultural use of the land.
of each year is the effective assessment date. Therefore, the subject property must
be used for the intended classification on or before this date.
An application must be made on or before March 1.
In determining whether the use of the land for agricultural purposes is bona fide, the
following factors may be considered:
The length of time the land has been so used.
Whether the use has been continuous.
The purchase price paid.
Size as it relates to specific agricultural use, but a minimum acreage may not be
required for agricultural assessment.
Whether an indicated effort has been made to sufficiently and adequately care for the
land in accordance with accepted commercial agricultural practices, including, without
limitation, fertilizing, liming, tilling, mowing, reforesting, and other accepted agricultural
Whether the land is under lease and, if so, the effective length, terms, and conditions of
the lease. (If land is leased, a copy must accompany the agricultural classification
Such other factors as may become applicable.
The Glades County Property Appraiser administers Florida's Agricultural Classification in
accordance with Florida Statutes. For more information please feel free to contact this office.
Glades County Property Appraiser