Farmland qualifying for agricultural classification is not exempted but rather under Florida Law is classified to a value which is often substantially less than market value. Only lands, which are used for bonafide agricultural purposes, shall be classified agricultural. “Bonafide Agricultural purposes” means active good faith commercial agricultural use of land for income purposes.
Application for Agricultural Classification is made annually at the same time exemptions are applied for. Approval of all applications is subject to prior review by the Putnam County Greenbelt Advisory Board.
Lands used primarily for residential, developmental, or investment purposes are not eligible for this classification. Agricultural classification for tax purposes is not the same thing as agricultural zoning. These two terms are often confused.
Greenbelt Classification Forms