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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Agricultural and Forestal District Open Enrollment Begins

AFD Map

James City County is accepting applications until June 15, 2018 for property additions to the following Agricultural and Forestal Districts (AFDs) in advance of the district’s renewal in October 2018:

  • Armistead
  • Barnes Swamp
  • Carter’s Grove
  • Christenson’s Corner
  • Cranston’s Pond
  • Croaker
  • Gordon Creek
  • Gospel Spreading Church Farm
  • Hill Pleasant Farm
  • Mill Creek
  • Wrights Island
  • Yarmouth Island

A map showing the location of the County’s AFDs may be found here.

An AFD is a district containing one or several contiguous parcels that will be used for agricultural and forestal purposes. Benefits of enrolling include assurance that most AFD land qualifies for use-value taxation, protection of land against developmental pressure, and protection against nuisance ordinances. More information about AFDs is available on the County’s website.

Existing property owners enrolled in an AFD will be notified of the renewal and may modify, renew or terminate, without penalty, membership in the district.

For more information, visit the website or contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or by email.

Media Contact:
Paul Holt, Director of Community Development and Planning
757-253-6671; paul.holt@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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