Agricultural & Horticultural Exemptions

The purpose of the agricultural value program is to stimulate the continuation of farming operations and encourage the preservation of farmland in Kentucky by providing property tax relief.  The value of land used for farm production is assessed at a “use” value, which results in a lower taxable dollar value per acre than the fair cash value for the same land.  This program was enacted through a constitutional referendum in 1969 to keep rising property assessments, particularly in developing areas, from forcing farmers out of business and accelerating the land conversion process.

“Agricultural land” is defined as any tract of land at least ten acres in area, exclusive of land used in conjunction with the farmhouse, that is used for the production of livestock, livestock products, poultry, poultry products and/or the growing of tobacco or other crops, including timber.

“Horticultural land” is defined as any tract of land at least five acres in area commercially used for the cultivation of a garden, orchard, or the raising of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants.

On or before March 1st of any year, the owner or owners of land devoted exclusively to agricultural use on which the PVA office has placed a value in excess of the agricultural or horticultural value may file an application for valuation at the agricultural or horticultural value.

You can learn more about this form in the Agricultural/Horticultural Exemption Application and Explanation section.

Download the Agricultural/Horticultural Land Use Questionnaire

You can download and complete this form on your computer. For your convenience you may email the completed form to Please be sure that you include the name of the form in the subject line of your email to ensure that it gets properly routed within the administration.

Property is assessed per KRS 132.20 on January 1st of each year. The data listed on our website reflects the most current data available to the PVA office. If you believe any data provided is inaccurate, or if you have any comments about this site, we would like to hear from you.

While the Office of the Property Valuation Administrator has attempted to ensure that the data contained in this file is accurate and reflects the property’s characteristics, the PVA makes no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this data. The PVA does not assume any liability associated with the use or misuse of this data.

Data last updated: 11/25/2015