Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (The Williamson Act)
Chapter 7. Agricultural Land*
Article 2.5. Agricultural Preserves†
51238.5. Owner's agreement permitting use of land for free public recreation: Indemnification against claims; absence of implied dedication. (a) If an owner of land agrees to permit the use of his or her land for free public recreation, the board or council may agree to indemnify the owner against all claims arising from that public use. The owner's agreement that the land be used for free, public recreation shall not be construed as an implied dedication to that use.
(b) If an owner of land agrees to permit the use of his or her land for agricultural laborer housing facilities authorized pursuant to Section 51238, the city, county, housing authority, state agency, or nonprofit organization may indemnify the owner against all claims arising from that use.
History.—Added by Stats. 1972, p. 2687, in effect March 7, 1973. Stats. 1978, Ch. 1120, in effect January 1, 1979, substituted "or council may agree to" for "of supervisors may" in the first sentence. Stats. 1999, Ch. 967 (AB 1505), in effect January 1, 2000, added "(a)" before "If.", substituted "the" for "such" after "indemnify", and substituted "that" for "such" after "from" in the first sentence, and substituted "the" for "his" after "that" and substituted "that" for "such" after "dedication to" in the second sentence of subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b).
* Unless otherwise noted Chapter 7 was added by Stats. 1965, p. 3377, in effect September 17, 1965.
† Article 2.5 was added by Stats. 1969, p. 2806, in effect November 10, 1969.