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Lands in agricultural districts; disclosure
Real Property (RPP) CHAPTER 50, ARTICLE 9
§ 333-c. Lands in agricultural districts; disclosure. 1. When any
purchase and sales contract is presented for the sale, purchase, or
exchange of real property located partially or wholly within an
agricultural district established pursuant to the provisions of article
twenty-five-AA of the agriculture and markets law, the prospective
grantor shall present to the prospective grantee a disclosure notice
which states the following:

"It is the policy of this state and this community to conserve,
protect and encourage the development and improvement of agricultural
land for the production of food, and other products, and also for its
natural and ecological value. This disclosure notice is to inform
prospective residents that the property they are about to acquire lies
partially or wholly within an agricultural district and that farming
activities occur within the district. Such farming activities may
include, but not be limited to, activities that cause noise, dust and
odors. Prospective residents are also informed that the location of
property within an agricultural district may impact the ability to
access water and/or sewer services for such property under certain
circumstances. Prospective purchasers are urged to contact the New York
State Department of Agriculture and Markets to obtain additional
information or clarification regarding their rights and obligations
under article 25-AA of the Agriculture and Markets Law."

2. Such disclosure notice shall be signed by the prospective grantor
and grantee prior to the sale, purchase or exchange of such real

3. Failure of the seller to provide such information to the buyer
shall not prevent the recording officer from filing such deed.