February 25, 2019
Agricorp is assuming the role of primary point of contact for the
Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program, also known as the "Farm Tax Program," effective February 25, 2019.
The Farm Tax Program is staying the same, but farmland owners will now contact Agricorp for eligibility and enrolment, instead of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).
This change will make things easier for farmland owners who already contact Agricorp for the Farm Business Registration (FBR) program. FBR is a requirement for the Farm Tax Program.
Agricorp also offers customer-friendly forms, an easy-to-use website and helpful customer service staff. The call centre has knowledgeable and friendly staff, little to no wait times and extended hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Agricorp and OMAFRA appreciate the patience of farmland owners during the transition. Extra steps have been taken to ensure high-quality customer service during the transfer. Agricorp would like to thank OMAFRA, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), municipalities and government partners for their support.
Who administers your farm property class tax rate?
Agricorp, MPAC and municipalities work together to administer the Farm Tax Program. The property tax rate is provided by the farmland owner's municipality.
assesses your property as farmland and determines its value.
automatically sends you an application to assess eligibility when you buy farmland.
applies the farm property class tax rate to your property tax bill.
As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with government and industry partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry.
Agricorp administers the Farm Tax Program, FBR program, Provincial Premises Registry and other programs on behalf of OMAFRA.
Learn more about Agricorp.
About the Farm Tax Program
The Farm Tax Program is one of the ways the province of Ontario supports agriculture. Through the program, farmland owners receive a reduced property tax rate. Eligible farmland is taxed at no more than 25 per cent of the municipality's residential property tax rate.
For more details about the Farm Tax Program, visit
agricorp.com/farmtax or contact Agricorp.