Agricultural & Forestal Districts

The Loudoun County Agricultural and Forestal District (AFD) Program:

  • Conserves, protects and encourages the development and improvement of agricultural and forestal lands
  • Values natural and ecological resources
  • Protects and enhances agricultural and forestal land as an economic and environmental resource


  • Lower taxes
  • Protect productive farm, forest and other open space lands


  • Virginia Code §15.2-4305 defines the standards for considering parcels for inclusion in the AFD program
  • Eligibility for enrollment in an agricultural and forestal district

Creating A New Agricultural District

Renewing Agricultural District 

Withdrawing From Ag District

Agricultural & Forestal District Ordinances


Since the establishment of the Loudoun County Agricultural and Forestal District Program in 1979, over 43,000 acres have been enrolled within 23 Agricultural and Forestal Districts (AFDs) located throughout the county.

Additional Information

The information provided by this webpage is not intended to serve as, nor provide, legal advice, in regard to the Loudoun County Agricultural and Forestal District Program.

For more information, email the Department of Planning and Zoning or call 703-777-0246.