Land Appraisal: How does land qualify for agricultural status?
Per ARS 42-12151.1-3; Agricultural Real Property means real property that is one or more of the following: 
  1. Cropland in the aggregate of at least twenty gross acres.
  2. An aggregate ten or more gross acres of permanent crops.
  3. Grazing land with a minimum carrying capacity of forty animal units and containing an economically feasible number of animal units. 
*We have listed the 3 most feasible uses of Agricultural land in Coconino County. Please see the Arizona Revised Statutes for more information.

Also Per ARS 42-12142.1-3; Property is not eligible for classification as property used for agricultural purposes unless it meets the following criteria: 
  1. The primary use of the property is as agricultural land and the property has been in active production according to generally accepted agricultural practices for at least seven of the last ten years.
  2. There is a reasonable expectation of operating profit, exclusive of land cost, from the agricultural use of the property.
  3. If the property consists of noncontiguous parcels, the noncontiguous parcels must be managed and operated on a unitary basis and each parcel must make a functional contribution to the agricultural use of the property. 
*Note: Please refer to the full content of the Arizona Revised Statues for more information.

To qualify for Agricultural classification, your land must have been in active production for seven of the last ten years and be:
  1. Field crop land of at least twenty (20) acres, or
  2. Permanent crop land of at least ten (10) acres. This may include perennial plants and trees producing citrus, fruit, pecans, etc. or
  3. High density land such as nurseries, feed lots, dairies, poultry, swine and fish production (no minimum acreage), or
  4. Grazing land with a minimum carrying capacity of forty (40) animal units. "Carrying capacity" is the number of animal units supported by a section of land (640 acres) for one year. "Animal unit" means one six month old beef, one cow with calf, one bull, one and one-quarter horses or five sheep or goats, or
  5. Land used in the processing of cotton, or
  6. Land used in processing wine grapes. 

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1. Appeal Value: How do I appeal my value?
2. Land Appraisal: How is land valued?
3. Land Appraisal: What units of comparison are used for land valuation?
4. Land Appraisal: How does land qualify for agricultural status?
5. Land Appraisal: What are the filing requirements for agricultural properties?
6. Land Appraisal: What is an animal unit?
7. Land Appraisal: What does the term 'carrying capacity' mean?
8. Land Appraisal: Are there penalties related to agricultural property use?
9. PP: What is personal property?
10. PP Business/Agricultural: Why did I receive a Business/Agricultural Property Statement?
11. PP Business/Agricultural: I did not receive a Business/Agricultural Property Statement what do I do?
12. PP Business/Agricultural: What do I do if I closed my business?
13. PP Business/Agricultural: What do I do if I sold or purchased a business?
14. PP Business/Agricultural: How is my personal property valued?
15. PP Business/Agricultural: Why is my business being audited?
16. PP Business/Agricultural: If I disagree with my full cash value, how do I appeal?
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18. PP Manufactured Homes: What is a 504 Tax Clearance?
19. PP Manufactured Homes: When do I need a 504, and how do I get one?
20. PP Manufactured Homes: Is there a charge to obtain a 504 Tax Clearance?
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22. PP Manufactured Homes: How do I re-title my manufactured home?
23. PP Manufactured Homes: What do I do if a 504 cannot be issued?
24. PP Manufactured Homes: Can I move a manufactured home without a 504?
25. PP Manufactured Homes: Where can I get a copy of an Affidavit of Affixture?
26. PP Manufactured Homes: How do I un-affix or remove a manufactured home ?
27. PP Manufactured Homes: What is the 'Manufactured Home Relocation Fund'?
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58. Cartography: What is a Legal Description?
59. Cartography: Who is qualified to prepare an accurate legal description?
60. Cartography: What is a conveyance?
61. Cartography: Why doesn’t a Combination/Split form convey land?
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65. Cartography: What is the role of the Recorder's Office in the Combination/Split process?
66. Cartography: What is the role of the Land Surveyor in the Combination/Split process?
67. Cartography: How do I prepare my own Combination/Split application?
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73. RP: What is Assessed Value?
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75. RP: How is my Real Property taxed?