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Clifton Park, NY: Local Conservation Easement Enabling Ordinance (Term Easements)

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.

Downloadable Documents
Authority Type
Statutes and Ordinances
New York
Level of Government
Law Type
Local Laws and Resolutions
Conservation Easements, Real Property Tax Relief
Clifton Park, N.Y., Town Code ch. 125, §§ 1 to 17 (2021).

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