AG Advisory Board
The AG Advisory Board’s Role in the Property Tax System
Sec. 6.12 of the Texas’s Property Tax Code, requires chief appraisers to appoint an agricultural appraisal advisory board. The legislature created this advisory board to help improve communications between the farming and ranching community and the appraisal district. The board’s purpose is to advise the chief appraiser on the appraisal and use of agricultural land.
Ag boards must have three to five members and meet at least once annually at the call of the chief appraiser, as required in Tax Code Section 6.12. By appointing the required Ag board and conducting the required annual meetings the board and chief appraiser support the CAD in improving its appraisal and classification of agricultural land.
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The Texas Property Tax Code requires all property to be appraised at one hundred percent (100%) market value. Also, in the Code, the Chief Appraiser is required to use the income method to appraise property qualified as low-income housing under Section 11.1825. Specifically, the appraiser must consider the restrictions on who may rent the property and the amount of rent to be charged. As of January 31, of each year, the District must give public notice of the cap rate to be used on all qualified low-income housing properties. The 2021 Capitalization rate for Delta County Appraisal District is between 8.5% and 9.5%.