Is Your Property In The Williamson Act

Enacted in 1965, The California Land Conservation Act – more commonly known as the Williamson Act – allows the State to protect its agricultural land by offering the land owners a reduction in their property taxes in exchange for not selling off the land for urban sprawl.

Currently the Williamson Act is protecting 16.9 million of California’s 29 million acres of farm and ranch land

Williamson Act Fact Sheet – pdf

The Department of Conservation’s Division of Land Resource Protection provides an annual summary of new legislation affecting the Williamson Act.

Laws, Regulations & Court Cases – Recent Legislative Amendments

Sadly, the passing of California’s 2009-2010 Budget meant suspension of Williamson Act grant payments, which hopefully will come back when the economy improves.



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