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These draft models are strictly posted for the purpose of generating and receiving reviews, comments, and suggestions. All models may be subject to modification or change at any time. The models and notes are generally available in Portable Document Format (PDF), and Microsoft Word format (DOC). For more information on file formats go to How to View Files by clicking on the following link: How To View Files. Please also be sure to read and acknowledge the Model Ordinance Disclaimer at the end of this page. The following is the link to the Models Disclaimer: Models Disclaimer. All comments on models and draft models are welcome and may be e-mailed to  Brandon_King@ncsu.edu (read as Brandon_King@ncsu.edu) or mailed to the following address:

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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Campus Box 8109 Raleigh, N.C. 27695-8108


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Model Ordinances

There may other model ordinances listed on this page and under this section at a later time. Please go to the Introduction section (click on the following link: Introduction) and the Model Ordinance Disclaimer (click on the following link: Model Ordinance Disclaimer) on this page before viewing and downloading these files. By clicking on the links to files below you acknowledge having read and understood the Model Ordinance Disclaimer. The following are models and notes on the models followed by links to different files containing those ordinances and notes. A description also follows each file format for the draft and the notes that describes what each file format is best used for. Please also note that there is no HTML version of the notes available; instead the notes have been combined with the model ordinance into a single file. For users that do not have MSWord on their computers, the draft is available in WordPerfect format and follows the MSWord version below. The notes are not available in WordPerfect format. Please refer to the notes in PDF format.

Model Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinances - Drafts

County [Please note that the county models and accompanying notes are in the process of being updated as of 02/20/14.]
Municipal [Please note that the municpal models are in the process of being updated as of 04/01/13.]

Model Land Conservation Program Ordinances - Drafts

County
Municipal


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Model Agreements - Drafts

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Model Memorandum of Understanding - Draft (Between Counties and Cities)



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Model Farmland Protection Plans - Draft



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Models Disclaimer

The intent of the editors of these models was to produce "clean" examples that give local governments a great deal of operational and fiscal flexibility. However, these models are provided here only for review, reference, and example purposes. They do not constitute legal documents or the provision of legal advice. For these models to be valid and legally enforceable they must be modified, reviewed, and approved by a county board of commissioners or a town council and their respective local government attorney or other legal counsel. Many of the provisions in these documents are required while others are optional. All guidance and authority for what local governments must and may include in their models is derived from The Farmland Preservation Enabling Act, N.C.G.S. 106-735, et. seq. and Chapter 153A for counties and Chapter 160A for cities. Additional authorities may also apply. Please refer to the notes for each of these models where available for additional guidance and explanations as to how they may be used. Counties or municipalities seeking assistance on developing and drafting ordinances or agreements may contact the School of Government at 919-966-5381 or visit their website at http://ncinfo.iog.unc.edu (read as http://ncinfo.iog.unc.edu). Counties may also obtain assistance from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners by calling 919-715-2893 or visiting their website at http://www.ncacc.org (read as http://www.ncacc.org). Municipalities may obtain assistance from the North Carolina League of Municipalities by calling 919-715-4000 or visiting their website at http://www.nclm.org/ (read as http://www.nclm.org/).

Copies of voluntary agricultural district ordinances currently in effect or that are being proposed may be found on the NC County and Municipal Ordinances page of this website. The following is a link to County and Municipal Ordinances: County and Municipal Ordinances. These ordinances are provided for reference and example purposes only and do not constitute the provision of legal advice.


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