An owner of land may grant a conservation easement to the department of natural resources, a park district created under Chapter 1545. of the Revised Code, a township park district created under section 511.18 of the Revised Code, a conservancy district created under Chapter 6101. of the Revised Code, a soil and water conservation district created under Chapter 940. of the Revised Code, a regional water and sewer district created under Chapter 6119. of the Revised Code, a county, a township, a municipal corporation, or a charitable organization that is authorized to hold conservation easements by division (B) of section 5301.69 of the Revised Code, in the form of articles of dedication, easement, covenant, restriction, or condition. An owner of land also may grant an agricultural easement to the director of agriculture; to a municipal corporation, county, township, or soil and water conservation district; or to a charitable organization described in division (B) of section 5301.69 of the Revised Code. An owner of land may grant an agricultural easement only on land that is valued for purposes of real property taxation at its current value for agricultural use under section 5713.31 of the Revised Code or that constitutes a homestead when the easement is granted.
All conservation easements and agricultural easements shall be executed and recorded in the same manner as other instruments conveying interests in land.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2016.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.141, HB 509, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.
Effective Date: 07-26-2001; 04-15-200.