Ag Use Notice
In 2001, the County Commission on a favorable recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the "Agriculture Use Notice", which is designed as a basic right-to-farm measure. Any building permit issued in the County requires the applicant to read and sign the "AG Use Notice". Through the use of the notice, the building public is made aware that generally accepted agriculture practices produce dust, noise, bulky traffic, odors, chemical applications, and other impacts on neighboring uses and the traveling public. Notifying the public of these effects prior to construction serves as a defense against nuisance lawsuits brought by rural residential land owners who more often than not are former urbanites seeking the bucolic ideal. While nuisance lawsuits against agriculture have not been an issue in Saline County, the County has activated this proactive measure in support of agriculture.
Agricultural Use Notice