In 1996, the town of Clifton Park adopted a Conservation Easement Law. Owners of historic buildings or landowners with a minimum of 15 acres per lot (or 7.5 acres each for any two adjoining lots) can apply to the town’s program. In exchange for 15- to 25- year commitments to not develop the land, the town reduces the property tax assessments of participating landowners by 80 to 90 percent.
Clifton Park, NY: Local Conservation Easement Enabling Ordinance (Term Easements)
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Local Laws and Resolutions
Conservation Easements, Real Property Tax Relief
Clifton Park, N.Y., Town Code ch. 125, §§ 1 to 17 (2021).