Williamson Act Administration

What is the process?

Step 1: Schedule Consultation

Potential applicants schedule an informal consultation with planning staff to ensure that their property meets all applicable eligibility requirements.

Step 2: Submit Application

The applicant submits a completed application package by email to:

[email protected]

and wait for an invoice from staff in order to pay all applicable fees online.

Step 3: Establish Agricultural Preserve

The Board of Supervisors adopts an ordinance establishing an agricultural preserve on the property, if one does not already exist.

Step 4: Sign Contract

Staff prepares a land conservation contract, which is then provided to the applicant for signature and notarization.

Step 5: Approve Contract

Staff schedules the land conservation contract on the Board of Supervisors consent agenda, at which time the Board will act on the contract.

Who can use this service?

Any property owner whose property meets all eligibility requirements may use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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