Farmland Preservation

Since the Farmland Preservation program began, Gloucester County has preserved over 10,000 acres – one of the largest for any county in the state. Farmland preservation helps to encourage farming by restricting preserved lands to agricultural use. It is funded by the voter-approved four-cent Open Space tax.

When your farm is preserved, it can never turn into a housing, commercial or industrial development – and the agricultural restriction runs with the land, not the owner.