Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (The Williamson Act)
Chapter 7. Agricultural Land*
Article 3. Contracts
(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.