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Withdrawing from an AFD
Landowners wishing to withdraw their land from an Agricultural and Forestal District (AFD) may do so in accordance with the following:

Death of a Property Owner
  • Upon the death of a property owner, any heir at law, devisee, surviving cotenant or personal representative of a sole owner of any fee simple interest in land lying within a district shall, as a matter of right, be entitled to withdraw such land from such district upon the inheritance or descent of such land provided that such heir at law, devisee, surviving cotenant or personal representative files written Notice of Withdrawal with the Board of Supervisors and the Commissioner of the Revenue within two (2) years of the date of death of the owner.  Proof of inheritance or descent of land is required.

Click here to download a Notice of Withdrawal form (Death of Property Owner).

Prior to the Board of Supervisors' Review of the AFD (Early Withdrawal)

  • At any time after the creation of an AFD, any owner of land lying in such AFD may file with the Department of Economic Development a written Request for Withdrawal of all or part of their land from the AFD for good and reasonable cause.  The fee for an Early Withdrawal is $500 per parcel (or portion thereof) and payment (check only) must accompany the Request for Withdrawal.

Click here to download a Request for Withdrawal form (Early Withdrawal).

During the Board of Supervisors’ Review of the AFD (Review and Renewal Withdrawal)

  • Prior to the expiration date of the period established when an AFD was created, the Board of Supervisors will review the AFD in order to determine whether to terminate, modify or continue the AFD.  When each AFD is reviewed, land within the AFD may be withdrawn at the owner's discretion by filing a written Notice of Withdrawal with the Board of Supervisors at any time before it acts to continue, modify or terminate the AFD.

Click here to download a Notice of Withdrawal form (Review and Renewal Withdrawal)  


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