Annual Agricultural District Enrollment
2018 ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT RENEWAL OPEN
NOVEMBER 1ST - 30TH
Ontario County farmland owners may request that their land be added to a New York State Agricultural District between November 1-30. State law requires that farmland owners be given a 30-day period every year during which they can request their land be added. The NYS Agricultural District Program is a voluntary program that provides farmland owners and farmers certain advantages and protections as long as the land stays in the District. For additional information on the NYS Agricultural District Program click here.
How to apply
Landowners must submit a signed, written request to Ms. Kristin Mueller, Clerk of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. They can download a form at http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/1609/Agricultural-District-Renewal or submit a letter which includes:
- Name, mailing address and phone number of the land owner
- Address and the tax map identification number(s) of the property(s),
- A description of the land, acreage, and its agricultural use.
At the close of the review period, the requests will be reviewed by the Ontario County Agricultural Enhancement Board. They will then make recommendations regarding suitability of the land for inclusion in an Agricultural District to the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors then reviews and approves the list of properties for submission to the Commissioner of New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for final approval.
If you have questions, contact Maria Rudzinski, Senior Planner, Ontario County Planning Department at 585-396-4416 or firstname.lastname@example.org