Virginia Open-Space Land Act

The Open-Space Land Act is an important piece of Virginia's land protection policy.  The Act enables the Commonwealth of Virginia to work in partnership with landowners to reduce sprawl and protect open space.   Under the law, public bodies are authorized to acquire or designate property interests for use as open space.  In particular, the Act authorizes the Virginia to accept conservation easements on open space areas. 

Downloadable Documents: 
Va. Code Ann. §§ 10.1-1700 to 10.1-1705 (2013).
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State Laws