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Can a township change the zoning from agriculture to vacant residential, so now i am paying higher taxes, on vacant acreage,

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I don't know what it's like there .. but here you can apply for 'reconsideration' . Talk to your tax department and ask how you can make this right. I've heard of properties being assessed inaccurate value, but I have never heard of actually changing a zoning of a property without notifying the property owner or allowing the owner an opportunity to argue the change.

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Sadly, yes, a town government can do things like that whenever they want. But it may be illegal according to the town charter, bylaws, articles of incorporation, etc. You may need to hire a lawyer to check the laws, or rent out the vacant land to a farmer so it's obviously used for agriculture.

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It is possible for that to happen, but it depends with the township's by laws. In order to find out more about this, you should seek immediate legal advice from a lawyer, who will be able to give you more details.

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