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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Agricultural & Forestal District Open Enrollment

Mainland Farm

James City County is currently accepting applications until June 15, 2022, for property additions to the following Agricultural and Forestal Districts (AFDs) in advance of the districts' renewal in October 2022:

Armistead
Barnes Swamp
Carter’s Grove
Christenson’s Corner
Cranston’s Pond 
Croaker
Gordon Creek
Gospel Spreading Church Farm
Hill Pleasant Farm
Mill Creek
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 membership in the district without penalty.

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
757-253-6685; planning@jamescitycountyva.gov

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