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PDR Program accepting new applications May 15, 2017 Through August 15, 2017!

Post Date:04/28/2017 10:16 AM

Fauquier County’s Purchase of Development Rights Program will open a new application cycle beginning May 15, 2017 through August 15, 2017.

The Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program is a voluntary program that pays landowners in exchange for relinquishing the residential development potential of qualifying property to the County (ownership and use of the property still being maintained by the landowner). Landowners whose properties qualify for the PDR Program and are accepted by the Board of Supervisors are compensated a flat fee of $25,000 per development right. The purpose of the PDR Program is to protect farmland and retain the agricultural industry’s critical mass.  To date, approximately 12,123 acres in Fauquier County have been approved for the PDR Program. Fauquier County leads the Commonwealth in farmland acreage protected through PDR.  

For an application, please contact:

 Fauquier County Agricultural Development Department

35 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186

(540) 422-8280 or visit or Click here

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