CAUV Inspections Holmes County Auditor Jackie McKee announced that staff has begun to conduct inspections of farming properties within Holmes County that have been granted Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) status. The CAUV program, which became effective in 1974, provides tremendous tax savings to commercial agricultural property owners who qualify.  The inspection, required by the…

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The Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program allows farmland devoted exclusively to commercial agriculture to be valued on the agricultural use of the land rather than its “highest and best” potential use, resulting in a substantially lower tax bill for working farmers. The purpose of the law is to encourage farmland preservation. The State Legislator…

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