Established in 1992, the Purchase and Retirement (PAR) Fund is part of Calvert County’s longstanding effort to preserve agricultural land. The program serves as an added mechanism for the sale of Transferrable Development Rights (TDRs) by utilizing County funds to retire TDRs, thus reducing density rather than moving it. TDRs are purchased, retired and permanently removed from the market protecting land from development.
The Calvert County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) sets the TDR price each year based on the recommendation of the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board (APAB) and invites eligible Agricultural Preservation District (APD) owners to sell their TDRs to the fund.
The BOCC is seeking input on improvements to the PAR program and values your opinion.
To assist in evaluating the program, please complete the survey.
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