Rule proposals available for public comment (draft pre-proposals as well as rule proposals published in the New Jersey Register) are posted on this page.

Rural Microenterprise Activity on Preserved Farmland

The SADC is proposing amendments at N.J.A.C. 2:76-22.1 through 22.12 and 22.14, and new rules at N.J.A.C. 2:76-22.12 and 22A to implement legislation (P.L. 2015, c. 275) that allows a farmer who owns a qualifying preserved farm to apply for a special permit to conduct a rural microenterprise within certain parameters. Rural microenterprises are certain types of appropriately scaled businesses or activities that are compatible with the agricultural  use of the farm. The Act also promotes and incentivizes the preservation of historic and culturally significant agricultural structures.

The rule proposal will be published in the New Jersey Register on November 6, 2017.

Written comments on the rule proposal must be submitted to the SADC by January 5, 2018.

Courtesy Copy of Proposed Rules