11. What is Farmstead?

Active farming on 10 acres or more.   Only buildings and structures on farms which are at least ten contiguous acres in area and used as the primary residence of the owner are eligible for a farmstead exclusion. Land is not eligible for the farmstead exclusion.  You may be asked to provide proof that the buildings and structures are used for commercial agricultural activity,such as the net income or loss schedule from your state or federal income tax forms.  (Schedule F)

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1. 1. Who can apply for property tax relief?
2. 2. How does property tax relief work for "mixed use" Properties?
3. 3. Why is it necessary to apply?
4. 4. How and when must property owners apply?
5. 5. How will property owners know when applications are approved?
6. 6. Is there a fee to apply?
7. 7. If an application is denied, is it possible to appeal?
8. 8. How exactly will the reductions work on tax statements?
9. 9. Will it be necessary to re-apply for a homestead/farmstead every year?
10. 10. What is the contact information for the Luzerne County Homestead Office?
11. 11. What is Farmstead?