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Georgia House Bill 482 (2022)

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated relating to ad valorem taxation of property generally so as to provide for the valuation of lands; to provide for a rebuttable presumption; to provide for urban agricultural incentive zones; to provide for adoption of ordinances; to provide for fees; to provide for contracts; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for a contingent effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

This bill would authorize local governments to establish urban agricultural incentive zones. Local government may enter into contracts with participating landowners to use vacant, unimproved land for small-scale agricultural use for at least 5 years. Contracts would require the property to be dedicated toward agricultural use, prohibit dwellings, and require an approved nutrient or resource management plan in exchange for property tax relief.

Downloadable Documents
Authority Type
Legislative Updates
Level of Government
Real Property Tax Relief, Urban Agriculture
Georgia HB.482 (2022).

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