California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act) Updated:06/2013

The California Land Conservation Act of 1965--commonly referred to as the Williamson Act--enables local governments to enter into contracts with private landowners for the purpose of restricting specific parcels of land to agricultural or related open space use. In return, landowners receive property tax assessments which are much lower than normal because they are based upon farming and open space uses as opposed to full market value. Local governments receive an annual subvention of forgone property tax revenues from the state via the Open Space Subvention Act of 1971.
 
John Lowrie 
California Department of Conservation
801 K St, MS 18-01
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 324-9013
Fax: (916) 327-3430  
Email: john.lowrie@conservation.ca.gov 


Contact California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)

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Contact California Farmland Conservation Program (Williamson Act)

John Lowrie
Division of Land Resource Protection
801 K St, MS 18-01
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 324-0850
Fax: (916) 327-3430


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