Agricultural and Forestal District Program - Frequently Asked Questions

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Agricultural and Forestal District Program - FAQ's

Agricultural and Forestal DistrictsWhat is the difference between a State and a Local A&F District?

The main difference is the acreage requirement. Local districts must be a minimum of 20 acres, State districts 200 acres.

How much land do I need to establish an A&F district on my property?

The minimum size for Local A&F districts is 20 acres of contiguous land. This requirement can not be waived.

What are the benefits of establishing an A&F District on my property?

Properties included in an A&F District qualify for reduced land use taxes.

What are some of the drawbacks?

Local A&F Districts are established for an 8-year term. Once the district is established, if the land is removed before the term is up, the property is subject to a tax penalty and rollback taxes for the past five years.

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