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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 51244

51244. Term of contract. Each contract shall be for an initial term of no less than 10 years. Each contract shall provide that on the anniversary date of the contract or such other annual date as specified by the contract a year shall be added automatically to the initial term unless notice of nonrenewal is given as provided in Section 51245.

History.—Stats. 1967, p. 3216, in effect November 8, 1967, provided that each contract shall be for an "initial term" of ten years and that "renewal options" would provide "a year" rather than an "additional 10-year period." Stats. 1968, p. 1243, in effect November 13, 1968, substantially revised the second paragraph. Stats. 1969, p. 2811, in effect November 10, 1969, added "no less than" before "10 years" and deleted the former second paragraph.

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