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Date: Apr 10, 2019

MALPF Application for Fiscal Year 2020 Due By May 1

Baltimore County is a national leader in land preservation. Building on the first easement of 34 acres in 1975, the County now has over 66,000 acres of protected farmland, waterfront, stream valleys and natural lands. This successful effort is built upon the County’s growth management program, support for the farm industry and collaboration with the land preservation community.

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Easement (MALPF) Application for Fiscal Year 2020 is due by Wednesday, May 1.

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.

MALPF Application

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation is seeking applications for the current easement cycle. Staff encourages landowners who may be thinking about an easement sale to apply now. If you applied last year and have not been extended an offer, you are encouraged to reapply. Baltimore County staff is ready to assist landowners with their applications. The application period is open and the deadline is May 1. To be eligible, the land must be rural, meet minimum soil criteria and be at least 50 acres in size or adjacent to an already preserved farm. Funding is limited so selection will be based upon the quality of the farm land, development potential, discounted asking price and other factors.

How to Apply

Completed applications may be emailed to or mailed to:

Department of Planning, Attn.
Land Preservation
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 101
Towson, Maryland 21204

Once received the applications will be reviewed for eligibility and then ranked by the Baltimore County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board for Administration and County Council approvals. 

More Information

Learn more about application forms for the State program. Interested landowners are encouraged to contact Joe Wiley or Kaylee Justice at 410-887-3480 before completing the application. 


Revised September 11, 2017