Carroll County has a rich tradition of agriculture that continues to be strong today. The county-wide desire to preserve the farming way of life and support agricultural industries has resulted in tremendous rates of participation in one of the most successful agricultural land preservation programs in the country. Carroll County land owners have voluntarily placed easements on over 60,000 acres of land, limiting their development rights and thus ensuring that the land will be farmed for generations to come. Each acre of land under an easement also helps to preserve the rural character of the county which is so often imperiled by increased development and the diminished ability of farmers to continue farming as a result of development's side effects.
AG LAND PRESERVATION APPLICATION
PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
If you missed the application period that ended April 17, you may call our office at 410-386-2214 for information on when applications will again be accepted and for information on other land preservation programs for which your property may be qualified.
The Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, located within the Department of Land Use, Planning & Development, is now processing applications submitted during our application period that ended April 17. If you are interested in preserving your farm or rural property and would consider payment for a permanent land conservation easement, call our office for information on available local programs as well as state programs administered at the local level. Also, review our Preservation Programs brochure for information on programs available.
Generally, properties must meet the following qualifications to be considered:
Call 410-386-2214 for more information.