Real Estate Taxes: Current Agricultural Use Value
Agricultural Use Value of Real Property, Taxable Value of
Real Property before CAUV, and Number of CAUV Acres and
Parcels, by County, Calendar Year 1999
Under Chapter 5713 of the Ohio Revised Code, county auditors
are required, upon application by landowners, to assess
qualified agricultural property according to its current
agricultural use value (CAUV). Only land which is used
exclusively for agricultural purposes may be assessed in this
manner. The Tax Commissioner is responsible for developing
the specific rules and standards used by county auditors in
the assessment of real property according to its current
agricultural use value.
Table PD-32 shows the taxable value of real property both
before CAUV determination - when the property is valued
according to its highest and best use - as well as the
taxable value of real property after CAUV determination.
(Both of these measurements reflect property values after the
imposition of the 35 percent assessment ratio.) Also, shown
are the number of acres and parcels of property to which CAUV
determination was applied. These figures are shown by county
for the tax year 1999.
In 1999, taxable value of real property before CAUV
determination ranged from a low of $7.1 million in Vinton
County to a high of $294.5 million in Darke County. Taxable
real property value after CAUV determination ranged from $1.3
million in Cuyahoga County to $77.8 million in Darke County.
The number of CAUV parcels varied from 193 in Cuyahoga County
up to 9,420 in Wood County, while the number of CAUV acres
ranged from 3,040 in Cuyahoga County to a high of 348,353 in
Darke County. A total of 16.0 million acres were assessed at
their current agricultural use value of $2.5 billion as
compared to the highest and best use value of $9.3 billion; a
reduction in assessed value of $6.8 billion.
The sources of these data are records of the Ohio Department
of Taxation derived from current agricultural use value
abstracts filed with the state by county audit.