Any structure may be permitted as long as it is compatible with the agricultural operation and is “incidental” to that operation.  The building permit applicant would probably be asked to sign a statement understanding that the building is subject to the Ag Preserve provisions.  The application would also be checked against the recently provided reporting statements to ensure an ag operation exists on the property.  If one doesn’t, then the structure would not be allowed unless the applicant can demonstrate in good faith that they are striving to become compliant (e.g. building fencing, grazing leases have been provided, etc.).  Otherwise, they would be required to apply for an immediate cancellation, which are extremely rare and under most circumstances unsupportable by PBS.

Cindy Lindgren, The Mendocino County Landlady

As a Ukiah real estate professional, I have had the joy of helping individuals, couples, and families buy and sell Mendocino County real estate and Ukiah homes for over 30 years.

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