Programs, Easement Locator, and Agricultural Zoning Forms
Land Preservation provides land owners with assistance on land preservation programs, stewardship of existing easements, applications for easement modifications, and applications for agricultural zoning requests. Baltimore County’s nationally acclaimed Land Preservation program provides landowners the opportunity to receive income, estate, or property tax benefits while maintaining ownership and privacy.
Baltimore County now has a new tool for preserving natural and agricultural resources. The Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Act of 2012, or Senate Bill 236, became law on July 1, 2012. On December 20, 2012, Andrea Van Arsdale, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Planning, officially adopted the Baltimore County Growth Tiers and Growth Tier Map (PDF), thereby implementing the requirements of the Act. To find out more information about the Growth Tier Map and the bill, visit the Department of Planning's website.
You will find:
- Preservation Program Descriptions and Applications
Related to various State, County and private land preservation programs.
- Coastal Rural Legacy Program
Targets the protection of land immediately proximate to the Chesapeake Bay.
- Baltimore County Agricultural Advisory Board
Citizen input into agricultural easement and agricultural use decisions.
Used by land preservation, such as adding a tenant building, child’s lot, subdivision, etc.
- Contact Information (PDF)
List of conservation organizations and agencies in Baltimore County.
Requirements for easement holders in accordance with the Deed of Conservation Easement.
- Easement Locator
Use the “My Neighborhood” Interactive Map Tool to find out if a property is under easement.
- Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park
The center for the support services for agriculture and Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Inc. (MARC) that seeks to foster agriculture in the region.
- Regulations and Policies
The official regulations and policies administered by land preservation.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Specifically related to the Land Preservation program.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Revised March 19, 2014