Laws and Policy


Legislation

The Division of Land Resource Protection provides an annual summary of new legislation affecting the Williamson Act. Below is a summary of legislative changes and budgetary changes.​


Policy

Equine Facilities Policy (PDF)

AB 1265 - Advisory Statement (PDF) Recapture of Property Tax Loss 


Statutes & Regulations

The links below are directed to each section of statute (law) on the
Official California Legislative Information website, or the specific California Code of Regulations website where appropriate. 

Solar-Use Easements

Chapter 6.9
Government Code Sections 51190 - 51192.2

Article 1

 Definitions

 51190 

Article 2

 General Provisions

 51191 - 51191.8 

Article 3

 Extinguishment of a Solar-Use Easement

 51192 - 51192.2 

California Land Conservation Act

Chapter 7
Government Code Sections 51200 - 51297.4 

Article 1

 General Provisions

 51200-51207 

Article 2

 Declaration

 51220-51223 

Article 2.5

 Agricultural Preserves

 51230-51239 

Article 3

 Contracts

 51240-51257 

Article 5

 Cancellation

 51280-51287 

Article 6

 Eminent Domain or Other Acquisition

 51290-51295 

Article 7

 Farmland Security Zones

 51296-51297.4 

Open Space Subventions

Chapter 3
Government Code Sections 16140 - 16154

Chapter 3

 Open Space Subventions

 16140-16154 

Assessment of Contracted Lands

Chapter 3
Revenue and Taxation Code Sections 421 - 430.5

Article 1.5

Valuation of Open-Space Land Subject to an Enforceable Restriction

421- 430.5 

Subdivision Map Act

Specific Section of the Government Code

Article 1

Homesite Subdivision Requirements for Land Under Contract

 66474.4