Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act

Assembly Bill 551 (Stats. 2013, ch. 406) was signed by the Governor on September 28, 2013 and created the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Act (Act) which authorizes a city, county, or city and county and a landowner to enter into a contract to enforceably restrict the use of vacant, unimproved, or otherwise blighted lands for small-scale production of agricultural crops and animal husbandry. Any contract entered into on or before January 1, 2019 is valid and enforceable for the duration of the contract, and must be for a term of no less than five years and to enforceably restrict property that is at least 0.10 acres and no more than 3 acres in size. The BOE is required to post the published per-acre land values on its website within 30 days of publication by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Per Acre Value of California Irrigated Cropland

  • Lien Date 2014 – $12,500
  • Lien Date 2015 – $12,100
  • Lien Date 2016 – $12,700
  • Lien Date 2017 – $12,900
  • Lien Date 2018 – $13,300