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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
Lindsay Halterman at 410-535-1600 ext. 2489 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

If you need any additional information regarding any content on this page - please contact Lindsay Halterman at 410-535-1600 ext. 2489


Contact Us
Lindsay Halterman
Rural Planner
Ph: 410-535-1600, ext. 2489
Email


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