Agricultural District

Enrolling your property in this program is a five-year commitment to continue farming. A penalty will be assessed if the land is taken out of the program or if not used for agriculture.


  • Defer sewer, water, or electric assessments as long as the land is farmed.
  • Legal protection for any generally accepted agricultural practice in the defense of a nuisance lawsuit made against the farming operation.
  • Limited protection against the use of eminent domain.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Any tract of agricultural land of 10 acres or more which has been devoted exclusively to agricultural commercial use for the last three years is eligible.
  2. A smaller tract may be included if the tract produced an average gross income of $2,500 or more from sales of agricultural commercial products during the previous three years.

Please print an Application for Placement of Farmland in an Agricultural district (PDF).