Woolpert’s Landcue Helps Gallia County, Ohio Increase Efficiency in the Farmland Taxation Process | News

The geospatial tool uses satellite imagery to help local governments verify claims for differential tax assessment of farmland.

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio, April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — County of Gallia (Ohio) Listener Jacks Robbie joined Woolpert in a pilot program implementing Landcue, a geospatial tool that will increase the efficiency of from ohio Common agricultural use value (CAUV) process. Landcue was developed to help local governments like County of Gallia verify claims for differential tax assessment of agricultural land.

Landcue uses satellite imagery to accurately determine crop type or land cover in agricultural fields. It was designed to reduce the need for human inspection and provide information on land use planning and related trends. Imagery collected via Landcue is detailed enough to support environmental and agricultural purposes, but is not capable of discerning people or vehicles.

According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, farmland devoted exclusively to commercial farming can be assessed based on its current use rather than its “highest and best” potential use for tax purposes. land. By using current and defensible imagery via Landcue, permit values ​​can be set well below actual market values ​​and result in a significantly lower tax bill for working farmers.

Jacks said the accurate determination of land use provided by Landcue will also improve record keeping, which is invaluable for landowners who live out of state. The tool’s increased efficiency also allows its staff to focus on more pressing and complicated tasks, reallocating resources to local schools, emergency responders and other essential county-funded services.

“The Landcue app uses data and images to assess value based on what farmers are growing, saving our staff time and effort and improving efficiency and transparency for our farmers,” Jacks said. “As technology continues to advance, we regularly review affordable and effective opportunities to better support our constituents. Participate in this pilot program to see if there is benefit to County of Gallia taxpayers at no cost was an easy decision. »

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