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Form CR-GA Add Instructions

Who is Eligible

If you own property that is classified as 2a productive agricultural land, you may be eligible for the Green Acres program. The property must:

  • Be classified as 2a productive agricultural land and be primarily devoted to agricultural use;
  • be at least 10 acres in size or a nursery or greenhouse; and
  • Either:
    • be the homestead of the owner, or the owner’s surviving spouse, child, or sibling or be farmed in conjunction with the homestead property; or
    • have been in possession of the applicant, the applicant’s spouse, parent, or sibling (or any combination) for a period of at least seven years prior to application, or be farmed in conjunction with property within four townships or cities (or any combination) from property that has been in possession of the owner, the owner’s spouse, parent or sibling (or any combination) for a period of at least seven years prior to application; or
    • be in the possession of a nursery or greenhouse or an entity owned by a proprietor, partnership, or corporation which also owns the nursery or greenhouse operations on the parcel or parcels; or
    • be the homestead of a shareholder in a family farm corporation or authorized farm entity under Minnesota Statute 500.24; or
    • be the homestead of a member/shareholder of an entity not regulated under M.S. 500.24 in which the majority of the members, partners, or shareholders are related and at least one of the members, partners, or shareholders either resides on the land or actively farms the land; or
    • be the homestead of an individual who is part of a corporation that derives 80 percent or more of its gross receipts from the wholesale or retail sale of horticultural or nursery stock.

All parcels being enrolled for the deferred tax must be under the same ownership.

How to Complete this Form

When listing acreage, round to the nearest whole acre. Attach all your completed Green Acres Addendums to your Application for Valuation and Tax Deferment of Agricultural Land (Green Acres).

Penalties

Making false statements on this form is against the law. Minnesota Statutes, Section 609.41 states that giving false information in order to avoid or reduce their tax obligations can result in a fine of up to $3,000 and/or up to one year in prison.

Use of Information

The information on this form is required by Minnesota Statutes 273.111 to properly identify you and determine if you qualify for this property tax program. If you do not provide the required information, your application may be delayed or denied. Your County Assessor may also ask for additional verification of qualifications.

Questions?

Contact your County Assessor’s Office for assistance.

Last updated by the Pope County Assessor’s office February 28, 2024