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Overview
Calvert County created the first land preservation program in Maryland and currently has the most active transferable development rights (TDRs) program in the state. The TDR program allows a land owner to sell the development potential to another party. The sale requires the recording of restrictive covenants in land records permanently subjecting the property to development restrictions in perpetuity. Subject to County regulations, a TDR purchaser can use TDRs to attain higher lot density on another property. The TDR program goal is to deter development of farms and forest lands to areas targeted for residential and commercial growth. The County's program works toward a goal of 40,000 acres preserved by partnering with other local organizations including: 

And complementing the state's land preservation tools including:

Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board Meetings

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board or Committee - please see our Volunteer Boards and Commissions webpage

Agricultural Preservation submittals:
Send request submittal to:
Agricultural Preservation
County Services Plaza
150 Main Street, Suite 300
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
        Rachel O'Shea at 410-535-1600 ext. 2339 or email

Please review checklist

All requests will be reviewed at regularly scheduled meeting which are held on the first Monday monthly at 7:30 p.m. (March through November) and 7 p.m. (December through February) 



Open Meeting Statement
The Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board and Committee complies with the Open Meetings Act - our agendas and minutes are available through the link below:
View all Agendas and Minutes


Recent APAB work Products:


Additional Documents:

 Transferable Development Right Sales

2015

Qtr.

Months

# of TDRs Sold

Avg. cost / TDR

# FC TDRs Sold

Avg. cost/ FC TDR

1

Jan. Feb. Mar.

101

$3,071.43

17

$3,666.67

2

Apr. May Jun

7

$3,000.00

0

-

3

Jul. Aug. Sept

120.5

$3,011.11

3

$4,000.00

4

Oct. Nov. Dec.

418.5

$3,103.33

0

-

TOTAL

647

$3,046.47

20

$3,833.33

 
               

2016

Qtr.

Dates

# of TDRs Sold

Avg. cost / TDR

# FC TDRs Sold

Avg. cost/ FCTDR

1

Jan. Feb. Mar.

40

$3,200.00

7

$4,750.00

2

Apr. May Jun

0

-

2

$4,500.00

3

Jul. Aug. Sept

0

-

0

-

4

Oct. Nov. Dec.

18

$3,000.00

1

$4,500.00

Total

58

$3,100.00

10

$4,583.33

 

2017

Qtr.

Dates

# of TDRs

Avg. cost / TDR

# FC TDRs

Avg. cost/ FCTDR

1

Jan. Feb. Mar.

6

$3,500.00

2

$4,500.00

2

Apr. May Jun

41

$2,750.00

3

$4,333.33

3

Jul. Aug. Sept

88

$2,514.29

2

$4,500.00

4

Oct. Nov. Dec.

 

 

 

 



    Purchase and Retirement Fund - PAR - FY 2018 Cycle

The FY18 PAR cycle is currently open for receiving applications.  Please click on the link below to download the application.  All applications are due December 1, 2017.

FY18 PAR Application
 

If you need any additional information regarding any content on this page - please contact
  Rachel O'Shea at 410-535-1600 ext. 2339  


Contact Us
Rachel O'Shea
Rural Planner
Ph: 410-535-1600, ext.2339
Email


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