Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2010

Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (The Williamson Act)

Chapter 7. Agricultural Land*

Article 3. Contracts

Section 51240

51240. Authority of city or county to contract. Any city or county may by contract limit the use of agricultural land for the purposes of preserving such land pursuant and subject to the conditions set forth in the contract and in this chapter. A contract may provide for restrictions, terms, and conditions, including payments and fees, more restrictive than or in addition to those required by this chapter.

History.—Stats. 1959, p. 2806, in effect November 10, 1969, deleted provision for expenditure of public funds and limitation to "prime" agricultural lands from the first sentence and added the second sentence.

* Unless otherwise noted Chapter 7 was added by Stats. 1965, p. 3377, in effect September 17, 1965.