What does the county receive when it purchases an agricultural preservation easement on a property?
The county receives a deed of easement on the property. The conditions of this easement extinguish the development rights for the property, while the landowner retains all other rights of a fee simple owner. The agricultural land preservation easement does not grant the public any rights of access or rights to the use of the land. Instead, it prohibits the owner from ever developing the land.
- SAT grant recipients are required to obtain a 50-year preservation easement on the property. What is a preservation easement and how is it obtained?
- My property is already protected against changes by future owners through a local preservation law . . . wouldn’t an easement be redundant?
- How do I know if the Commission holds a Historic Preservation Covenant, Easement or Preservation Interest on my property?