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15.15.03.00.htm 15.15.03.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 15 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION Chapter 03 Tenant House or Replacement Dwelling House Approval for a Farm Subject to an Agricultural Land Preservation Easement Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-504 and 2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.15.03.01.htm 15.15.03.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes the criteria and eligibility for the approval of a tenant house or replacement dwelling house, or both, on a farm subject to an agricultural land preservation easement held by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation.
15.15.03.02.htm 15.15.03.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Existing dwelling” means a building, structure, or mobile home that was designated by the Foundation and a county as an existing dwelling at the time of the execution of an agricultural land preservation district agreement or agricultural land preservation easement.2) "Fully engaged in the operation of a farm" means the tenant is committed to an average of at leas
15.15.03.03.htm 15.15.03.03. 03 Tenant House Eligibility.. A. The approval for the construction of a tenant house by the Foundation is not an absolute right of a landowner, and requests shall be reviewed by the Foundation on a case-by-case basis. Each request shall be reviewed to determine if a proposed tenant house is necessary based on the nature of the farming operation. When applying for approval of a tenant house, a landowner shall demonstrate to the Foundation a current and compelling need. To do s
15.15.03.04.htm 15.15.03.04. 04 Tenant House Application Procedure.. Before the Foundation may consider a request for a tenant house, a landowner shall submit the following:A. An application, completed and signed by each titled landowner, which addresses the criteria in Regulation .03;B. An unmarked copy of the tax map, or boundary survey, which outlines the entire Foundation district or easement property;C. A second copy of the tax map, which shall include the following:.
15.15.03.05.htm 15.15.03.05. 05 Replacement Dwelling House Eligibility.. A. The approval for the construction of a replacement dwelling house by the Foundation is not an absolute right of a landowner. The Foundation shall only approve a request for a replacement dwelling house if the Foundation:1) Has approved the application for a tenant house; and. 2) Has approved an existing dwelling house as a tenant house.. B. A replacement dwelling house may be approved and used only for the current or future landowner’s
15.15.03.06.htm 15.15.03.06. 06 Replacement Dwelling House Application Procedure.. Before the Foundation may consider a request for the construction of a replacement dwelling house, a landowner must first obtain approval from the Foundation for a new tenant house. A landowner must submit the following information:A. An application for conversion of an existing dwelling to a tenant house and for construction of a replacement dwelling house, completed and signed by each titled landowner;B. An unmarked copy of th
15.15.03.9999.htm 15.15.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 adopted as an emergency provision effective October 11, 2002 (29:23 Md. R. 1808) adopted permanently effective February 3, 2003 (30:2 Md. R. 76)Regulation .02 amended effective July 17, 2008 (35:14 Md. R. 1247). Regulation .03A, B amended effective July 17, 2008 (35:14 Md. R. 1247) ―. Regulations .01―04 repealed and new Regulations .01―06 adopted effective March 7, 2011 (38:5 Md. R. 319)
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