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Assessor to Respond to Farm and Agricultural Classification Applications

The assessor shall act on each application for classification as farm and agricultural with due regard to all relevant evidence, and may approve the application in whole or in part.

Upon application for classification, the assessor may require applicants to provide data regarding the use of such land, including the productivity of typical crops, sales receipts, federal income tax returns, other related income and expense data and any other information relevant to the application.

The application shall be considered approved unless the assessor notifies the applicant in writing prior to May 1st of the year following the year the application was made.

The assessor shall record an approval of classification with the county auditor for public recording of the tax lien on real property.

Appealing Denial of Farm and Agricultural Application

The owner may appeal the assessor's denial to the Board of Equalization in the county where the property is located. The appeal must be filed with the board within thirty days after the mailing of the notice of denial.

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