Agricultural Land Value and Colorado Law
To be classified as agricultural land, the property must meet the definition found in Colorado Revised Statues 39-1-102. It states the actual value, exclusive of buildings, is determined by the earning or productive capacity of the land over time. For more information see agricultural classifications and terms.
The assessor periodically reviews agricultural land to verify it is still being used for agricultural purposes. This can include a request for a copy of the previous year’s income tax form (1040-F), a grazing lease, or a completed agricultural land classification questionnaire. The assessor may also conduct a physical inspection of the land.
Applying for Agricultural Classification
If your property is not currently classified as agricultural, but you believe it should be, you may download and complete an agricultural land classification questionnaire. Attach any supporting documentation and FAX it to 303-441-4996, or mail it to:
Boulder County Assessor’s Office
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306-0471
Please note that the classification of your property will not be based solely on the information you supply.