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Agricultural District Update

2014 Open Enrollment Period and 8-Year Reviews of Agricultural Districts 16 & 17

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. During this time, Erie County will also be accepting requests for modifications for the Lancaster-Alden Agricultural District No. 16 and Amherst Agricultural District No. 17.  

Did you receive the notice of District 16 or District 17 review in the mail? If you want to leave your property in the district, then do nothing! If you want to remove your property from the district, fill out and submit the Modification Request Form and indicate that you'd like your property removed. Questions? Call Rachel Chrostowski at (716) 858-8002 or send her an email at

Modification Request Form:

Click here to download the Modification Request Form in Microsoft Word format

Click here to download the Modification Request Form in PDF format

Please send completed request forms to:

Erie County Department of Environment & Planning
Attention: Rachel Chrostowski
95 Franklin Street, 10th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202


Reference documents:

Public Notice of Open Enrollment Period and 8-Year Reviews of Districts 16 & 17

Map of Lancaster-Alden Agricultural District No. 16

Map of Amherst Agricultural District No. 17

Map of all Erie County Agricultural Districts

To check if your parcel is already in an agricultural district, you may search the Erie County Online Mapping System.

Recently Completed Reviews

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