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In order to reduce your taxes on the property, you must file an Appeal. If so much of your property is not usable, you should have the property assessment reduced. Go to the Tax Assessor's Office in your County and ask if they have a special form that they require you to fill out in order to file an appeal on your property's assessment. Also ask when the final date for filing these Appeals is so that you do not miss the filing date.
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Yes, we filed a Notice of Protest with the appraisal district and the appeal is in process.
So, it does make a difference if the land is not usable, with respect to property taxes? That was my question.
It always makes a difference if the land is usable or not. However, each municipality has their own rules of what is considered "usable" and what is considered "unusable" land. You would find this in the Ordinances specifically enacted by each municipality. But, this is an issue which definitely should be raised at the hearing on your Appeal,
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