Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Applications Now Available
San Diego County’s agricultural conservation program — known as the Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easement (PACE) Program — compensates property owners for placing a perpetual easement on their property that limits future uses to agriculture. The program is designed to ensure that agricultural land is preserved.
PACE eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Property must have been actively farmed and/or ranched for a minimum of two years prior
- Property must have realized a density reduction as a result of the General Plan adopted by the Board on August 3, 2011
- Property must have had the ability to subdivide under the previous General Plan prior to August 3, 2011
Applications for the PACE program are available online and during business hours at the Planning and Development Services office located at 5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego. Completed forms should be emailed to AgConservation@sdcounty.ca.gov.
The deadline for PACE applications is April 27, 2018.