Agricultural Assessment Information

Agricultural assessment applications are due on or before March 1 each year.

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District staff will once again be completing Soil Group Worksheets (SGW) for landowners who are going to file for an Agricultural Assessment. Agricultural assessment applications must be filed with your local assessor by March 1.

To qualify, the land must be used for the production of sales crops, livestock, or livestock products, and consist of one of the following:
  • Seven acres or more with an average gross income of $10,000 for the last two years
  • Less than seven acres with an average gross income of $50,000 for the last two years
Rented land can also qualify, if the operator meets one of the requirements above, and a long-term lease exists with the property owner.

The following items are needed for the completion of your SGW:
  • Current tax maps showing property boundaries
  • Current tax bill with ID number for each parcel of property
  • Location of any building and their use
  • Location of any forestland and number of acres
  • Designation of whether the property is in an agricultural district
For more information on the Agricultural Assessment Program, contact your local assessor or the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District at 518-765-7923.