Who Should Enroll Into an ASA

Landowners whose land meets the following requirements:

  1. The property must be at least 10 acres in size. It does not have to be adjoining other property enrolled in an Agricultural Security Area.

  2. The property must be viable agricultural land. Cropland, pasture, and woodland can all be included in an Agricultural Security Area.

  3. At least 50% of the land should be in soil capability classes I-IV, as defined by the county soil survey. Options exist if this requirement is not met.

  4. The property must be zoned to permit agricultural uses.

 

How to Enroll Your Land in an ASA

  1. Complete an agricultural security area application form and attach a copy of your tax map. Application forms and tax maps may be obtained by contacting our office, the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, at (610) 378-1844, by visiting our website at www.co.berks.pa.us/alp, or at the township where you reside.

  2. Mail the application to your township office by certified mail with return receipt, provided your township has an Agricultural Security Area.* (* If your land is located in a township without an ASA, please contact our office for additional information and options.)