Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Standards for Classification of Real Estate As Devoted to Agricultural Use and to Horticultural Use under the Virginia Land Use Assessment Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
land use general
Action 941
General Information
Action Summary review the regulation for effectiveness and continued need, including amending the regulation to satisfy the statutory amendment governing the regulation made by the General Assembly in 2001 through S 901. Under that provision, localities are authorized to waive, with respect to real estate devoted to the production of crops that require more than two years from initial planting until commercially feasible harvesting, any requirement contained in the regulation that requires the real estate to have been used for a particular purpose for a minimum length of time before qualifying as real estate devoted to agricultural use or horticultural use. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services is to promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of the act. The agency invites comment on whether there should be an adviser.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1455 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/18/2002.
1926 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/02/2003.
3010 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/10/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Lawrence H. Redford  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
1100 Bank Street; Room 211
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-8067    FAX: (804)371-2945    TDD: (800)828-1120