Title 59 Chapter 2 Section 301.1

Revenue and Taxation
Property Tax Act
Section 301.1
Assessment of property subject to a conservation easement -- Assessment of golf course or hunting club.

            

59-2-301.1.   Assessment of property subject to a conservation easement -- Assessment of golf course or hunting club.

            (1) In assessing the fair market value of property subject to a conservation easement under Title 57, Chapter 18, Land Conservation Easement Act, a county assessor shall consider factors relating to the property and neighboring property that affect the fair market value of the property being assessed, including:

            (a) value that transfers to neighboring property because of the presence of a conservation easement on the property being assessed;

            (b) practical and legal restrictions on the development potential of the property because of the presence of the conservation easement;

            (c) the absence of neighboring property similarly subject to a conservation easement to provide a basis for comparing values between properties; and

            (d) any other factor that causes the fair market value of the property to be affected because of the presence of a conservation easement.

            (2) (a) In assessing the fair market value of a golf course or hunting club, a county assessor shall consider factors relating to the golf course or hunting club and neighboring property that affect the fair market value of the golf course or hunting club, including:

            (i) value that transfers to neighboring property because of the presence of the golf course or hunting club;

            (ii) practical and legal restrictions on the development potential of the golf course or hunting club; and

            (iii) the history of operation of the golf course or hunting club and the likelihood that the present use will continue into the future.

            (b) The valuation method a county assessor may use in determining the fair market value of a golf course or hunting club includes:

            (i) the cost approach;

            (ii) the income capitalization approach; and

            (iii) the sales comparison approach.


Amended by Chapter 157, 2011 General Session