Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012

Government Code Provisions

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

Chapter 7. Agricultural Land*

Article 3. Contracts

Section 51243.6

51243.6. Legislative findings. The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(a) The enforceability of contracts entered into pursuant to this article is necessary to permit the preferential taxation provided to the owners of land under contract, pursuant to Section 8 of Article XIII of the California Constitution.

(b) The option granted to a city pursuant to Section 51243.5 to elect not to succeed to a contract may be held only by the city.

(c) No contracting landowner has a reasonable expectation that a contract can be terminated immediately pursuant to this article without penalty.

History.—Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 188 (AB 137), in effect January 1, 2003.

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