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Classifying Farm Land 

What qualifies for farm class?

The Classification of Land as a Farm Regulation, B.C. Reg. 411/95, made under the Assessment Act, provides that the following land may qualify for farm class:

       a) land used for a qualifying agricultural use;
       b) land used for a purpose that contributes to a qualifying agricultural use;
       c) land used for a farmer’s dwelling;
       d) land in an agricultural land reserve (ALR) that is used for a retired farmer’s dwelling;
       e) land used for the training and boarding of horses when operated in conjunction with horse rearing; and
       f) in some cases, vacant land associated with a farm.

Other requirements also apply. All farm structures used in connection with the farm operation, including the farmer’s dwelling, will be classified as residential. For more information on specific topics, please see the appropriate fact sheet:

The application for farm class is here.

Read the full updated Farm Classification in British Columbia guide book. For more, please see What's New in Farm Assessment.