Maricopa County Assessor Keith Russell recently announced his decision to repeal the current high density grazing policy.  The repeal will be effective for the 2011 tax year (date of value January 1, 2010).  The Assessor’s office will be holding public meetings beginning in late September to discuss the change in the Assessor’s policy.

At the moment it is unclear just how the Assessor will apply his new policy, however, taxpayers with land currently classified as agricultural under the high density grazing policy will almost certainly see significant increases in the land’s full cash value for the 2011 tax year.

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