Eight Year Review
Final 2020 Eight Year Agricultural District Update Report
Update on 2020 Eight Year Ag District Review
The Orange County Legislature has completed the Eight Year Agricultural District Review and has sent its report and related maps to the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (Ag & Markets) for its review. Ag & Markets will review the submitted information and determine if it will certify the proposed updated Agricultural District.
Every eight years, Orange County Agricultural Districts 1 and 2 are reviewed to determine if any parcels should be added or removed from the Districts. Properties may only be removed from the Agricultural Districts during the eight year review.
2020 Review Background
In 2020, the Annual Agricultural District Review ran concurrently with the Eight Year Review. While parcels can be added during an Annual Review, parcels can be both added and removed during the Eight Year Review. During the eight year review, the Orange County Legislature, the Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB), the Orange County Division of Real Property and the Orange County Planning Department worked in conjunction with the municipalities that contain properties within one or both of the County Agricultural Districts to determine which properties no longer meet the requirements for inclusion in the District and/or will not be beneficial to the agricultural community to be included. During the 2020 Agricultural District Review, the County also consolidated the districts into one single district.
If you have any questions, call Jennifer MacLeod at the Orange County Planning Department at 845-615-3840.