Farmland Preservation - Agricultural Security Area (ASA)
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This program was signed into law on February 15, 2005, and became effective on May 18, 2005. It authorizes one or more landowners of at least 500 acres of contiguous farmland to request from the boards of township trustees and county commissioners to enroll into an Agricultural Security Area for a 10-year period. It provides certain benefits to farmers, including protection from non-agricultural development, a critical mass of land to help keep farming viable, and possible tax abatement on new real property.

General Information about ASA's:

- Brochure
- Fact Sheet
- ASA Application
- Tax Exemption Application
- List of ASAs

Information for Local Governments:
- Sample Resolution to support an ASA
- Tax Exemption Agreement Resolution
- County Commissioner's Advisory Bulletin
- HB 414

On July 18, 2008, HB 289 will become effective amending sections 931.02, 931.03, 931.04, 931.99, 5709.28, and 5713.08 of the Ohio Revised Code to make changes to the law governing agricultural security areas. Please see the Legislative Service Commission's Bill Analysis for more details on changes to this program.
- HB 289 Bill Analysis


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