Maryland

"The primary test used by the Department is directly related to the phrase "actively used." While the Department has published formal regulations and procedures which are available to the public, they can be summarized as follows:

(a) What is the nature of the agricultural activity? Is the land tilled or is it in pasture or woodland (see Woodland Eligibility section), or a combination? (b) Is the agricultural activity truly a bonafide agricultural activity that is generally recognized as such by the agricultural community?

(c) Is the agricultural activity the primary use of the land or does it appear that the primary use is non-agricultural?

(d) Is the agricultural use a continuing operation or only temporary in nature?"

The deadline to file for an agricultural classification differs per county. Contact your local county property appraiser for specific deadlines.