Agricultural & Forestal District Informational Sessions

Lebanon Church Community Center
43 Post Office Rd
Lebanon Church, VA 22641

 Agricultural and Forestal District

Informational Sessions from 4-6:30 PM Oct 23 (Lebanon Church Community Center) and Oct 25 (New Market Town Hall)

The Shenandoah County Community Development Department is hosting two informational sessions in October of 2018 by the Agricultural & Forestal District Advisory Committee to help landowners learn more about the Agricultural and Forestal District Program (the “AFD Program”). Shenandoah County (the “County”) has over 43,000 acres enrolled in the AFD Program, located in 19 Districts throughout the County. Currently, the following two Agricultural and Forestal Districts (“AFDs”) are scheduled for review of their 10-year terms in 2019:

Cedar Spring Agricultural & Forestal District

New Market Agricultural & Forestal District

Landowners voluntarily enroll their parcels in AFDs. AFDs are reviewed after a set number of years as defined in each AFDs’ individual ordinance (typically, 10 years). During the review process, landowners can continue their enrollment, request to enroll for the first time, or request to add or withdraw land from the AFDs. The informational sessions will be an excellent opportunity for interested landowners to learn more about this program and consider enrolling their land in an AFD for the first time. Each session will cover the same topics. Additionally, Planning & Zoning staff will be available to answer questions about the program.

The informational sessions will be:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

4:00 pm– 6:30 pm

Lebanon Church Community Center

43 Post Office Road

Lebanon Church, VA 22641

Thursday, October 25, 2018

4:00 pm– 6:30 pm

New Market Town Hall

9418 John Sevier Road

New Market, VA 22844

If you are interested but unable to attend either of the informational sessions, information is also available in the County Planning & Zoning Department located at 600 N. Main Street, Suite 107, Woodstock, VA 22664. Please contact Jill Jefferson 540-459-6185.