Purchase of Development Rights Programs

The Office of Farmland Preservation at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps localities establish local Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) programs. PDRs compensate landowners who voluntarily place an agricultural conservation easement on their property.

A Model PDR Program for Virginia outlines the program elements that each local PDR program should address and has recommendations for maximizing the success of these local programs in Virginia. Twenty-two localities have established a local PDR program.
 


Contact Purchase of Development Rights Programs

Andy Sorrell
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
102 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia  23219
Phone: 804-786-1346


 

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia

Office Locaters



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