Information for PDR Easement Holders
This page is intended to provide resources for owners of preserved farmland.
All construction or impacts to soil on a preserved farm must be approved by the Department of Agriculture following receipt of an application, which details the owner’s plans. Individual PDR deeds contain limits to impacts on prime soil, arable land, and/or overall acreage. The application is sometimes used as a "catch-all" approval form for activities on a PDR property. To ensure compliance, if in doubt, submit the Application to Construct or contact us below!
A seller must notify the Connecticut Department of Agriculture no more than 90 days before an impending sale or transfer of the property. This allows us to update our contact information for stewardship purposes and ensure new owners understand the specifics of their PDR deed.
Connecticut FarmLink was developed by Connecticut Farmland Trust in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. We recommend farmers and landowners alike utilize this clearinghouse to assist in keeping and getting agricultural land in production. Farm owners and farm seekers should visit Connecticut FarmLink for more information.