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


Creating A New Agricultural District

  • Proposed AFDs must meet the criteria provided by Virginia Code §15.2-4305
  • Completed application submitted by November 1 of each year

Interim Additions to Agricultural Districts

Renewing Agricultural District 

Withdrawing From Ag District

Agricultural & Forestal District Ordinance


The Loudoun County Agricultural and Forestal District Program was established in 1979. In 2023, there are over 41,000 acres enrolled within 21 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.