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Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 84 Property Taxes - Chapter 84.34 Open Space, Agricultural, Timber Lands -- Current Use -- Conservation Futures

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  • 84.34.010 Legislative declaration
    The legislature hereby declares that it is in the best interest of the state to maintain, preserve, conserve and otherwise continue in existence adequate open ...
  • 84.34.020 Definitions
    As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning is required by the context: (1) "Open space land" means (a) any land area so designated ...
  • 84.34.030 Applications for current use classification -- Forms -- Fee -- Times for making
    An owner of agricultural land desiring current use classification under subsection (2) of RCW 84.34.020 shall make application to the county assessor upon forms prepared ...
  • 84.34.035 Applications for current use classification -- Approval or denial -- Appeal -- Duties of assessor upon approval
    The assessor shall act upon the application for current use classification of farm and agricultural lands under RCW 84.34.020(2), with due regard to all relevant ...
  • 84.34.037 Applications for current use classification -- To whom made -- Factors -- Review
    (1) Applications for classification or reclassification under RCW 84.34.020(1) shall be made to the county legislative authority. An application made for classification or reclassification of ...
  • 84.34.041 Application for current use classification -- Forms -- Public hearing -- Approval or denial
    An application for current use classification or reclassification under RCW 84.34.020(3) shall be made to the county legislative authority. (1) The application shall be made ...
  • 84.34.050 Notice of approval or disapproval -- Procedure when approval granted
    (1) The granting authority shall immediately notify the assessor and the applicant of its approval or disapproval which shall in no event be more than ...
  • 84.34.055 Open space priorities -- Open space plan and public benefit rating system
    (1)(a) The county legislative authority may direct the county planning commission to set open space priorities and adopt, after a public hearing, an open space ...
  • 84.34.060 Determination of true and fair value of classified land -- Computation of assessed value
    In determining the true and fair value of open space land and timber land, which has been classified as such under the provisions of this ...
  • 84.34.065 Determination of true and fair value of farm and agricultural land -- Definitions
    The true and fair value of farm and agricultural land shall be determined by consideration of the earning or productive capacity of comparable lands from ...
  • 84.34.070 Withdrawal from classification
    (1) When land has once been classified under this chapter, it shall remain under such classification and shall not be applied to other use except ...
  • 84.34.080 Change in use
    When land which has been classified under this chapter as open space land, farm and agricultural land, or timber land is applied to some other ...
  • 84.34.090 Extension of additional tax and penalties on tax roll -- Lien
    The additional tax and penalties, if any, provided by RCW 84.34.070 and 84.34.080 shall be extended on the tax roll and shall be, together with ...
  • 84.34.100 Payment of additional tax, penalties, and/or interest
    The additional tax, penalties, and/or interest provided by RCW 84.34.070 and 84.34.080 shall be payable in full thirty days after the date which the treasurer's ...
  • 84.34.108 Removal of classification -- Factors -- Notice of continuance -- Additional tax -- Lien -- Delinquencies -- Exemptions
    (1) When land has once been classified under this chapter, a notation of the classification shall be made each year upon the assessment and tax ...
  • 84.34.111 Remedies available to owner liable for additional tax
    The owner of any land as to which additional tax is imposed as provided in this chapter shall have with respect to valuation of the ...
  • 84.34.121 Information required
    The assessor may require owners of land classified under this chapter to submit pertinent data regarding the use of the land, productivity of typical crops, ...
  • 84.34.131 Valuation of timber not affected
    Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as in any manner affecting the method for valuation of timber standing on timber land which has been ...
  • 84.34.141 Rules and regulations
    The department of revenue of the state of Washington shall make such rules and regulations consistent with this chapter as shall be necessary or desirable ...
  • 84.34.145 Advisory committee
    The county legislative authority shall appoint a five member committee representing the active farming community within the county to serve in an advisory capacity to ...
  • 84.34.150 Reclassification of land classified under prior law which meets definition of farm and agricultural land
    Land classified under the provisions of chapter 84.34 RCW prior to July 16, 1973 which meets the criteria for classification under this chapter, is hereby ...
  • 84.34.155 Reclassification of land classified as timber land which meets definition of forest land under chapter 84.33 RCW
    Land classified under the provisions of RCW 84.34.020 (2) or (3) which meets the definition of forest land under the provisions of chapter 84.33 RCW, ...
  • 84.34.160 Information on current use classification -- Publication and dissemination
    The department of revenue and each granting authority is hereby directed to publicize the qualifications and manner of making applications for classification. Notice of the ...
  • 84.34.200 Acquisition of open space, etc., land or rights to future development by counties, cities, or metropolitan municipal corporations -- Legislative declaration -- Purposes
    The legislature finds that the haphazard growth and spread of urban development is encroaching upon, or eliminating, numerous open areas and spaces of varied size ...
  • 84.34.210 Acquisition of open space, land, or rights to future development by certain entities -- Authority to acquire -- Conveyance or lease back
    Any county, city, town, metropolitan park district, metropolitan municipal corporation, nonprofit historic preservation corporation as defined in RCW 64.04.130, or nonprofit nature conservancy corporation or ...
  • 84.34.220 Acquisition of open space, land, or rights to future development by certain entities -- Developmental rights -- "Conservation futures" -- Acquisition -- Restrictions
    In accordance with the authority granted in RCW 84.34.210, a county, city, town, metropolitan park district, metropolitan municipal corporation, nonprofit historic preservation corporation as defined ...
  • 84.34.230 Acquisition of open space, etc., land or rights to future development by certain entities -- Additional property tax levy authorized
    Conservation futures are a useful tool for counties to preserve lands of public interest for future generations. Counties are encouraged to use some conservation futures ...
  • 84.34.240 Acquisition of open space, etc., land or rights to future development by certain entities -- Conservation futures fund -- Additional requirements, authority
    Conservation futures are a useful tool for counties to preserve lands of public interest for future generations. Counties are encouraged to use some conservation futures ...
  • 84.34.250 Nonprofit nature conservancy corporation or association defined
    As used in RCW 84.34.210, as now or hereafter amended, and RCW 84.34.220, as now or hereafter amended, "nonprofit nature conservancy corporation or association" means ...
  • 84.34.300 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Legislative findings -- Purpose
    The legislature finds that farming, timber production, and the related agricultural and forest industries have historically been and currently are central factors in the economic ...
  • 84.34.310 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Definitions
    As used in RCW 84.34.300 through 84.34.380, unless a different meaning is required, the words defined in this section shall have the meanings indicated. (1) ...
  • 84.34.320 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Exemption from assessment -- Procedures relating to exemption -- Constructive notice of potential liability -- Waiver of exemption
    Any land classified as farm and agricultural land or timber land pursuant to chapter 84.34 RCW at the earlier of the times the legislative authority ...
  • 84.34.330 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Withdrawal from classification or change in use -- Liability -- Amount -- Due date -- Lien
    Whenever farm and agricultural land or timber land has once been exempted from special benefit assessments pursuant to RCW 84.34.320, any withdrawal from classification or ...
  • 84.34.340 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Withdrawal or removal from classification -- Notice to local government -- Statement to owner of amounts payable -- Delinquency date -- Enforcement procedures
    Whenever farm and agricultural land or timber land is withdrawn or removed from its current use classification as farm and agricultural land or timber land, ...
  • 84.34.350 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land -- Use of payments collected
    Payments collected pursuant to RCW 84.34.330 and 84.34.340, or by enforcement procedures referred to therein, after the payment of the expenses of their collection, shall ...
  • 84.34.360 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Rules to implement RCW 84.34.300 through 84.34.380
    The department of revenue shall adopt rules it shall deem necessary to implement RCW 84.34.300 through 84.34.380 which shall include, but not be limited to, ...
  • 84.34.370 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Assessments due on land withdrawn or changed
    Whenever a portion of a parcel of land which was classified as farm and agricultural or timber land pursuant to this chapter is withdrawn from ...
  • 84.34.380 Special benefit assessments for farm and agricultural land or timber land -- Application of exemption to rights and interests preventing nonagricultural or nonforest uses
    Farm and agricultural land or timber land on which the right to future development has been acquired by any local government, the state of Washington, ...
  • 84.34.390 Application -- Chapter 79.44 RCW -- Assessments against public lands
    Nothing in RCW 84.34.300 through 84.34.340 or 84.34.360 through 84.34.380 shall amend the provisions of chapter 79.44 RCW.[1992 c 52 § 25.] ...
  • 84.34.900 Severability -- 1970 ex.s. c 87
    If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application ...
  • 84.34.910 Effective date -- 1970 ex.s. c 87
    The provisions of this act shall take effect on January 1, 1971.[1970 ex.s. c 87 § 16.] ...
  • 84.34.920 Severability -- 1971 ex.s. c 243
    If any provision of this act, or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or the application ...
  • 84.34.921 Severability -- 1973 1st ex.s. c 212
    If any provision of this 1973 amendatory act, or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or ...
  • 84.34.922 Severability -- 1979 c 84
    If any provision of this act, or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or the application ...
  • 84.34.923 Effective date -- 1992 c 69
    This act shall take effect January 1, 1993.[1992 c 69 § 22.] ...

Last modified: April 8, 2009