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Voluntary Agricultural Districts

Voluntary Agricultural Districts Benefits:

• Encourages the preservation and protection of farmland.
• Allows landowners to publicly recognize their farms.
• Establishes an Agricultural Advisory Board in the county.
• May protect farms from nuisance suits, allow for waivers of water and sewer assessments, and
public hearings for proposed condemnation.
• Allows for Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural Districts to protect farms from development for 10 years.

Currently, 90 counties in North Carolina have county ordinances for Voluntary Agricultural
Districts. 10,183 farms are enrolled in the program that includes 833,354 acres of farms and forests.








NCDA&CS Farmland Preservation, Dewitt Hardee, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1001
Physical Address:2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3071; FAX: (919) 707-0105

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