Agricultural Appraisal

Agricultural Appraisal

A special use appraisal for property that produces an agricultural product.

Part One of this two-part series, the Land Department outlines the history of ag appraisals, describes the two types of ag appraisals (1-d and 1-d-1), gives examples of qualifying land, and discusses frequently asked questions.

Most Asked Questions

How Do Do I Get An AG “Exemption” (Agricultural Appraisal)?

Agricultural Appraisal is a special use appraisal for property that produces an agricultural product, it is not an exemption.

  • One must complete an application and be approved in order to enjoy Agricultural Appraisal.
  • A property’s primary use must be a qualifying agricultural use in order to qualify for Agricultural Appraisal.
  • The property must be used in a qualifying agricultural use to the degree of intensity set by the district.
  • The property must be used as agriculture in (5) of the previous (7) years prior to the application year.

NOTE: Agricultural Appraisal is an appraisal of land only. All structures (barns, sheds, residences, stables,
buildings, etc.
) on agricultural use land will be appraised at market value.

When Is The Deadline To File An Application?

The deadline is April 30th.


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2801 B. F. Terry Blvd. Rosenberg, TX 77471
Est. 1982

The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas established in 1982 for the purpose of discovering and appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes for each taxing unit within the boundaries of the district.

The district has approximately 376,000 accounts to appraise each year with a total market value of approximately $107 billion.

FBCAD Serves Approx. 215 Taxing Units.