Landowners filing for an agricultural assessment should file applications with their local assessor by March 1st, but it is never too early to prepare for next year.

To complete an application for an agricultural assessment, landowners must have a Soil Group Worksheet (SGW) prepared by the SWCD for each tax parcel they intend to enroll. Landowners who have previously had an SGW completed for a tax parcel do not need a new one unless the total parcel acreage changed.

Landowners participating in the program for the first time, or those who need a revised SGW, should make an appointment with our office now. The worksheets should be completed as early as possible.

When calling, the landowner should have the appropriate:

– tax map number

– location

– acreage for each parcel

This information can be found on the most recent parcel tax bill.

A fee of $50.00 will be charged for each SGW, new or revised. Agricultural land does not automatically receive an agricultural assessment. Landowners must apply each year to remain eligible. For more information, contact your local assessor, or Real Property Tax Service at 607-753-5040. Contact SWCD to make an appointment for your SGW.