The Coryell Central Appraisal District is requesting that several hundred property owners of agricultural land file new applications for ag-use appraisal during the next four years.

The district recently reviewed its records and discovered that several properties granted ag-use appraisal do not have an application on file.

This is an effort to gain compliance with the Texas Property Tax Code. The ag-use appraisal assigns a taxable value to land based on its production rather than its market value and can create tax savings to property owners, according to a news release.

To qualify for ag-use appraisal, the land must be devoted principally to agricultural use and have a history of such a use for five of the preceding seven years.

If a resident receives a letter with an application, the Coryell Central Appraisal District is asking them fill out the form and return it to the office by April 30.

For questions, call Dede Smith at (254) 865-6593, ext. 208, or Mitch Fast at (254) 865-6593, ext. 204 or email

Contact Alex Cole at or (254) 501-7470

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