Get your Farmland added to an Agricultural District

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 11:23am -- webmaster

Why would you get your farmland added to an "Ag District"?

The Agricultural Districts Law was created in 1971 to encourage the continued use of farmland for agricultural production. The Program is based on a combination of landowner incentives and protections, all of which are designed to forestall the conversion of farmland to non-agricultural uses. Benefits include protections against overly restrictive local laws, government funded acquisition or construction projects, and private nuisance suits involving agricultural practices.

Another benefit offered to landowners who qualify is preferential real property tax treatment (agricultural assessment and special benefit assessment).

Learn more on Cattaraugus County's Notice of Annual 30-Day Period to Request Inclusion of Agricultural Land within an Existing Agricultural District

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