GUIDELINES FOR AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
for Agricultural Assessment must be made between January 1 and March 1.
agricultural operation must operate with the expectation of profit, it
does not have to be operated at a profit every year to be bona fide.
Evidence of income that the property is producing along with care given
and management practices are all relevant. Management practices
implemented to initiate or maintain an agricultural enterprise are crucial
in determining whether agricultural assessment will be granted.
FACTUAL DETERMINATIONS TO CONSIDER
1. Is the
property located in a rural area?
the operation of this agricultural enterprise been continuous?
3. Is there
evidence to establish a bona fide effort by the property owner to sufficiently
and adequately care for the land in a commercial, agricultural manner?
there been a true effort to have the property contribute to the agricultural
economy of the county on either a short or long-term basis proportionate
to the size of the property?
5. Acreage, operations levels, and land rentals for various agricultural
operations in Hardee County are used in making
County Property Appraiser administers Florida's Agricultural Classification
in accordance with State Statute. For more information please feel
free to contact this office.