Agricultural Value Assessments-
A soilgroup worksheet lists the soil types that you have on your property. It tells how many acres of each soils group that you have in production (farmed) only. Your Town Assessor will use this worksheet, along with the application to help determine your tax exemption.
What Information Do I Need To Request A Worksheet?
ALL of this information is needed for each parcel:
- DCSWCD Request Form COMPLETELY filled out
- Estimated acres in production, woods, homestead, etc.
- Pre-pay $40.00 per parcel number
Soil Group Worksheet Request Form – Information needed to complete tax soil group worksheet. Please complete all information.
New York State Board of Real Property Tax Services
Visit New York States Office Of Real Property Service (NYS ORPS) web page.
Find information and tax forms.
* RP-305 Form
* RP-305-c Form
Not sure about your Tax information? Cant find a tax bill? Find Your information on the Dutchess County Parcel Access website
Ag Value Questions
- When should I file my agricultural exemption?
Agricultural exemptions can be filed at any time of the year but are due for the current year of filing by March 1. If you know you will be filing for an agricultural exemption on property in Dutchess County, you will need to contact the Dutchess County Soil and Water Conservation District office for a Soil Group worksheet. These worksheets are done in our office on the computer and are completed as rapidly as possible in the order in which they are received.
- How do I contact the District office?
We can be reached by phone at 677-8011, ext 3. We can no longer accept faxed requests due to our new policy that payment must be made with request. Mail it or come by and see us at 2715 Route 44, Suite 3, Farm and Home Center, Millbrook, NY 12545.
- Does the District office file the worksheet?
No. We do not file these worksheets with the assessor. That is up to the landowner or their agent. The worksheets require a landowner signature and the signature of the preparer. We sign them as the preparer and will mail them to you if requested to do so. Otherwise, our policy is to call you when the worksheet is done and you may pick it up in our office. Payment is expected at the time of the request.
- Can I pick it up on a Saturday?
No. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- What is the fee for the worksheet?
Currently, our fee is $40.00 per parcel. This is subject to change, so please verify your bill with us before you write your check.
- Can I pay by credit card?
No. We do not have a way of processing credit cards.
- Is that all there is to file for an agricultural exemption?
You will need to have a form known as RP-305 if you are filing for the first time or a 305R if you are renewing your ag exemption. You must turn in this form each time you apply for your ag exemption. You can get this form from your town’s assessor or it can be downloaded from the web. For more information on filing an Agricultural Exemption, go to the following web site http://www.tax.ny.gov/research/property/legal/stbd/index.htm
- How are agricultural values determined?