Charlotte County Property Appraiser - Paul L. Polk, CFA, AAS, RES

Agricultural Classification

How Property Qualifies For Agricultural Classification

Only lands used for bona fide commercial agricultural purposes are eligible to receive an agricultural classification. "Bona fide" agricultural purpose means a good faith commercial agricultural use of the land. Property receiving an agricultural classification are valued based solely on their actual use, rather than their "highest and best" use. Please refer to the office agricultural classification guidelines.

Agricultural Classification Application must be made between January 1 and March 1 of the tax year. Agricultural classification cannot be granted to lands not being used for bona fide commercial agricultural purposes. There is also an Agricultural Classification Additional Information form that should be completed with new applications that provides the Property Appraiser with information to assist the agricultural classification review.

If the owner of property receiving an agricultural classification applies for and receives a homestead exemption on a portion of that property, the portion receiving the homestead exemption (curtilage) cannot also receive an agricultural classification. 193.155(6), F.S.

Please direct questions concerning agricultural classification to this office at or (941) 743-1353.