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:

(1) Property boundaries of the Foundation district or easement property;

(2) Location of, and access to, the proposed tenant house; and

(3) Location of, and access to, all preexisting dwellings, lot exclusions, tenant houses, and farm buildings;

D. A written statement from the landowner indicating:

(1) The tenant will be compensated for the tenant's work;

(2) The duties and responsibilities of the tenant relative to the farming operation; and

(3) The time commitment that the tenant will have to the farming operation stated as average hours per week and total hours over a continuous 12-month period.

E. Written verification from the county program administrator describing:

(1) The current overall farm operation; and

(2) The need for the proposed tenant housing to support the current operation;

F. A letter of recommendation from the local agricultural land preservation advisory board;

G. A written statement from the local planning and zoning office or the county program administrator indicating that the proposed tenant house may be constructed under current local regulations; and

H. A written statement or plan from the landowner stating the size of the proposed tenant house as calculated by first multiplying the exterior footprint of the portions of the structure with multiple stories by the number of stories with windows, and then adding the exterior footprint of any portions of the structure with one story, but excluding basements, attics, and porches not used as living space, garages, or unenclosed decks.