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15.15.07.00.htm 15.15.07.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 15 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION Chapter 07 Approval for Uses of or Activities on Farmland Subject to an Agricultural Land Preservation District or Easement Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง2-504 and 2-513(b) Annotated Code of Maryland
15.15.07.01.htm 15.15.07.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes the criteria and eligibility for the approval of allowable uses or activities on a farm subject to an agricultural land preservation easement held by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation.
15.15.07.02.htm 15.15.07.02. 02 Eligibility.. The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation may approve farm, forest, or home occupation related uses or activities of eligible landowners on a farm subject to easement restrictions even though the use or activity does not strictly fall within the definition of traditional agricultural use. Each request shall be reviewed by the Foundation based on the criteria provided by this chapter to determine if a landowner's requested use or acti
15.15.07.03.htm 15.15.07.03. 03 Criteria to be Considered.. The Foundation shall consider the following criteria in determining whether to approve or disapprove any use or activity:A. Proportion of size of use or activity to total farm operation;. B. Compatibility with farm or forest production;. C. Potential damage to soil productivity;. D. Extent of use of existing farm structures or buildings, and impact on the value of the existing structure for farm or forestry use;E. Whether any new struct
15.15.07.04.htm 15.15.07.04. 04 Application Procedure.. Before the Foundation may consider a request for approval of any use or activity provided by this chapter, all of the following information shall be submitted by the county on behalf of the landowner:A. An application for approval that has been completed and signed by all titled landowners that fully and completely describes the proposed use or activity on the farm;B. A letter of recommendation from the local agricultural land preservation
15.15.07.05.htm 15.15.07.05. 05 Violation.. Any landowner who violates an approval by the Foundation for any use or activity may also be in violation of that landowner's district agreement or agricultural land preservation easement. This violation may result in the rejection of the landowner's offer to sell an easement or in the enforcement of easement restrictions.
15.15.07.9999.htm 15.15.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 3, 2008 (35:22 Md. R. 1959).
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