Who can qualify for Williamson Act?

Any landowner actually using their land for the production of agricultural commodities for commercial purposes, and which meet the minimum qualifications established by the Board of Supervisors, has the potential to be in the program. The basic minimum needed to qualify is 20 acres in size and the production of $4,500.00 in gross income annually. The County Agricultural Commissioner can provide more specific information regarding whether a property is likely to qualify for the program.

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1. What is the purpose of the California Land Conservation Act (CLCA) or Williamson Act?
2. How does the Williamson Act work?
3. What is an Agricultural Preserve?
4. Who can qualify for Williamson Act?
5. Since the passage of Proposition 13, if landowners enter into an agreement, will their property taxes be reduced?
6. If there were to be a reduction, would it be for the current year's taxes?
7. What must landowners agree to do under the Williamson Act Agreement?
8. How long does the Williamson Act Agreement run?
9. How can the Williamson Act Agreement be terminated?
10. What other ways may the Williamson Act Agreement be cancelled?
11. Should landowners withhold any land?
12. Can I sell my land during the terms of the agreement?
13. How can I enter into a Williamson Act Agreement?