Agricultural District Review and Application Process

A comprehensive review of each of the County’s Agricultural Districts is conducted on an 8-year basis. During these reviews, parcels may be proposed to be added or removed from the district. In addition to the 8-year comprehensive review of each District, the Agricultural Districts Law provides an annual 30-day period where farmers can request the inclusion of viable farmland within a certified Agricultural District. The 30-day period established by the Albany County Legislature begins on February 1 of every year. Landowners interested in adding a parcel to one of the County’s Agricultural Districts must complete an Agricultural District Review Worksheet [PDF*] and return it to:

Albany County Office of Natural Resource Conservation
Attn: Laura DeGaetano
112 State St. Room 720
Albany, NY 12208

Or call Laura DeGaetano at (518) 447-5670 for more information.

Additions to the Agricultural Districts will be considered during the 30-day annual review period. Both additions and deletions from the districts will be considered during the 8-year scheduled individual district reviews.

Agricultural District 8-year Review Schedule


Agricultural District

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Last review completed 2006 2009 2003
Next review begins 2013 2016 2010

Contact Information

Albany County Economic Development, Conservation and Planning
Mark Fitzsimmons, Director
112 State Street, Room 720
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 447-5670
Fax: (518) 447- 5662

Natural Resource Conservation and Agricultural & Farmland Protection
Contact: Laura DeGaetano
Phone: (518) 447-5670
Email: laura.degaetano@albanycounty.com

Economic Development
Contact: County Executive's Office
Phone: (518) 447-7040
Email: County_Executive@albanycounty.com

Planning and Land Use
Contact: Leslie Lombardo
Phone: (518) 447-5644
Email: leslie.lombardo@albanycounty.com.