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Agricultural District Update

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

Modification Requests received from September 1 through September 30:

Landowners submitted one request for inclusion in the Elma Agricultural District No. 13, one request for inclusion in the Eden Agricultural District No. 2, and one request for inclusion in the Alden-Newstead Agricultural District No. 1.

Erie County also accepted two modification requests (one inclusion and one deletion) for the Lancaster-Alden Agricultural District No. 16.

No modification requests were received regarding the Amherst Agricultural District No. 17

Public Hearing:

A public hearing on these items was held on November 5, 2014 at 6pm to provide the general public the opportunity to comment on the abovementioned modification requests. The hearing took place at Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices21 South Grove Street, East Aurora NY 14170.

Modification Request Form:

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

Click here to download a fillable PDF of the Modification Request Form

Reference documents:

Public Hearing Notice - November 5, 2014
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 the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning at (716) 858-8390 or