Right to Farm

Lancaster is a farm-friendly town.  The Right to Farm bylaw was passed at Town Meeting on May 4, 2009 under Article 16.

It is the policy of this community to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, and other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value. This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that cause noise, dust and odors. Buyers or occupants are also informed that the buyers' property within the Town may be impacted by commercial agricultural operations, including the ability to access water services for such property under certain circumstances, as per the Water Management Act.