Agricultural & Forestal District

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    PermitLink is Now Live

    Applying for permits in James City County is now easier and more efficient.

    PermitLink, a new online system, replaces traditional paperwork and will give you the opportunity to submit requests through a fully automated system. Users can upload plans, schedule inspections, check on plan reviews, receive real time inspection results and respond to comments from County staff. Permit and re-inspection fees can also be made with a credit card or e-check through the secure PermitLink system.

    Visit the new PermitLink portal for all the latest updates.

    County staff have spent the last few months testing PermitLink and getting everything ready for this significantly improved experience, but as with all new processes there may be a few unexpected issues along the way. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition.

Agricultural & Forestal Policies
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to conserve and protect and to encourage the development and improvement of the Commonwealth's agricultural and forestal lands for the production of food and other agricultural and forestal products. It is also the policy of the Commonwealth to conserve and protect agricultural and forestal lands as valued natural and ecological resources which provide essential open spaces for clean air sheds, watershed protection, wildlife habitat, as well as for aesthetic purposes.

The AFD Program provides a means for a mutual undertaking by landowners and localities to protect and enhance agricultural and forestal lands as a viable segment of the Commonwealth's economy and as an economic and environmental resource of major importance.

AFD Advisory Committee
Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve an indefinite term. The Committee will review applications for the creation, modification, and renewal of agricultural and forestal districts. Learn more here.