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Agricultural District Update


Open Enrollment Period

Any landowner can request to have their property included in an Agricultural District during the Annual Open Enrollment Period, which will take place from September 1 through September 30th. Check back later this summer to download the request form!

During the 2013 Agricultural District Open Enrollment period, seven parcels were included in Erie County's agricultural districts. 

Eight-Year Reviews of Agricultural Districts

In February 2014, Erie County completed the eight-year review of Marilla Agricultural District No. 5. No modifications were proposed and the Erie County Legislature recommended the continuation of the District. This information was transmitted to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and was certified on April 9, 2014. The next review of Ag District 5 will be done on or before December 4, 2021.
 

In February 2014, Erie County received a notification from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets regarding the eight-year review of Sardinia Agricultural District No. 6. According to the Erie County Agricultural District consolidation schedule, Agricultural District 6 is scheduled for consolidation with Holland Agricultural District No. 11 and Concord Agricultural District No. 15.

As such, Erie County has requested an extension of District 6 in order to align its review with the review period of Districts 11 and 15. The review and consolidation of these districts is scheduled to take place between October 2016 and August 2017.
 

For more information on agricultural programs, contact
Planner Rachel Chrostowski at 
(716) 858-8002 or agriculture@erie.gov