Many municipalities have taken the extra step of adopting a local Right to Farm ordinance to show their support for farmers and local agriculture.

This might be one of several measures a town has taken (some have adopted additional ordinances or developed comprehensive farmland preservation plans, for instance) to support and promote agriculture as a business.

The Right to Farm Program can assist municipalities in drafting or revising a local Right to Farm ordinance. The program has developed a Model Right to Farm Ordinance, and Right to Farm Program staff, along with County Agriculture Development Board staff, are available to help answer questions and discuss ideas with municipal officials.

The Right to Farm Program is assembling a statewide list of New Jersey's local Right to Farm ordinances. Below is a list of municipalities with an ordinance. For any municipality below without a link to its online code, contact the municipal clerk or Right to Farm Program staff to obtain a copy.

Atlantic - Burlington - Camden - Cape May - Cumberland - Gloucester - Hunterdon
Mercer
- Middlesex - Monmouth - Morris - Ocean - Salem - Somerset - Sussex - Warren


Atlantic
  Buena - Ch. 150-136, Farming rights
Egg Harbor - Ch. 225, Zoning - 225-50.1, Agriculture
Hammonton - Ch. 175, Land Development - Article XII, Design, Performance and Evaluation Standards - 175-88, Agricultural Management
Burlington
  Chesterfield - Ch. 62 Agricultural and Farming Activities - 62.1, Right to farm, permitted use
Evesham - Ch. 160, Zoning - 160-33.1, Right to Farm
Florence - Ch. 34, Agriculture - Article I, Right to Farm
Mansfield - Ch. 19A, Right to farm
Moorestown - Ch. 72, Right to Farm

North Hanover

Shamong - Ch. 110, Land Development - 110-24, Right to Farm

Southampton - Ch. 12, Land Development - 12-3.5 AR - Agricultural Residential District

Springfield - Ch. 215, Zoning - 215-99, Right to Farm
Camden
  Waterford
Cape May 
  Lower - Ch. 302, Right to Farm

Middle - Ch. 139, Farming - 139.1-2, Right to Farm

Dennis
West Cape May - Ch. 16, Right to Farm
Cumberland
  Deerfield - Ch. 120, Land Development - 120-21, Overlay District Regulations - 120-21.A, Agricultural Industrial and Commercial Overlay District.

Greenwich

Hopewell
Lawrence
Millville City - Ch. 30, Land Use and Development - Article XV, Specially Protected Uses - 30-146, Farms. (Search "30-146")

Upper Deerfield

Vineland City - Ch. 425-281, A.5, Agricultural Zones standards
Gloucester
 

East Greenwich

Elk Twp. - Ch. 63, Farmland Preservation - Article I, Right to Farm
Franklin - Ch. 253, Land Development - 253-101, Right to Farm
Harrison - Ch. 225, Zoning - Article XI, Right to Farm District - 225-82 to 225-84
Logan - Ch. 90, Farming
Mantua
Monroe - Ch. 175, Land Management - 175-90, Agriculture
Newfield - Ch. 211, Right to Farm
South Harrison - Part 5, Zoning - 90-5.36, Right to Farm

Woolwich - Ch. 143, Property Maintenance - 143-14, Right to Farm;
Ch. 203, Zoning - 203-18, Right to Farm

Hunterdon
 

Alexandria

Bethlehem

Clinton Twp. - Ch. 165, Land Use Regulations, 165-123 Right to Farm
Delaware Twp. - III-15, 3:4.3, Right to Farm
East Amwell - Ch. 110, Right to Farm
Holland - Ch. 81, Farming
Kingwood - Ch. 74, Farming
Lebanon - Ch. 400, Zoning - Article II, Regulations - 400-14, Right to Farm
Raritan
Readington - Ch. 116, Farming - 116-1, Right to Farm

Tewksbury

West Amwell - Ch. 109, Land Development - 109-64, Right to Farm
Mercer
  East Windsor

Hamilton - Ch. 160, Land Development - 160.136, Right to farm

Hopewell Twp. - Ch. XXII, Right to Farm. (Click Hopewell Right to Farm Ordinance)
Lawrence
West Windsor - Ch. 200, Land Use - 200-146, Right to Farm

Washington - Ch. 142, Land Use - Article XII, Right to Farm

Middlesex
  Cranbury - Ch.81, Farming; 81.1-3, Right to Farm

East Brunswick

Monroe - Ch. 113, Farming and Agriculture
Old Bridge - Ch. 151, Right to Farm
Piscataway
Plainsboro - Ch. 61, Right to Farm
South Brunswick - Ch.42, Environment; Article VI, Farming
Monmouth
  Colts Neck - Ch 180, Right to Farm

Freehold Twp. - Ch. 265, Right to Farm

Holmdel Twp. - Ch. 24, Farming / 24-1, Right to Farm
Howell - Ch. 244, Right to Farm
Manalapan - Ch. 95, Development Regulations - 95-7.48, Right to Farm; Ch. 164, Right to Farm
Marlboro - Ch. 220, Land Use Development - Article III, Zoning: Standards and Regulations - 220-36, Right to Farm
Millstone - Ch. 27-1, Right to Farm
Upper Freehold - Ch. XXIII, Right to Farm and Country Code
Morris - See also the Morris CADB's RTF Program website 
  Boonton Twp. - Ch. 102, Land Use - Part 9, Zoning - Article XXVIII, General Provisions - 102-157, Agricultural uses

Chester Boro. - Ch. 163, Land Development. (No Right to Farm ordinance, but has some Right to Farm elements)

Chester Twp. - Ch. 93, Farming - Right to Farm
Denville
Harding - Ch. 225, Land Use and Development - Part 3, Zoning - Article XXII, General Zoning Provisions - 225-116.L, Right to Farm
Jefferson - Ch. 229 - Right to Farm
Lincoln Park - Article XIX - Right to Farm
Long Hill - Ch. XXXVI - Right to Farm
Mendham Boro. - Ch. 215, Zoning - 215-12.1, Agricultural Uses
Mendham Twp.

Montville - Ch. 230, Land Use and Development - Part 4, Zoning Regulations - Article XV: General Provisions - 230-143, Right to Farm

Mount Olive - Ch. 400, Land Use - Article VIII, Right to Farm - 400-102 to 400-104

Randolph

Rockaway

Washington - Ch. 217, Zoning - 217-40, Agricultural uses

Ocean
  Dover - Ch. 348, Land Use and Development - 348-5.25.1, Right to Farm

Jackson - Ch. 109, Land Use and Development - 109-161, Right to Farm

Plumsted - Ch. 2, Agricultural and Farming Activities
Salem
  Pittsgrove - Ch. 60, Land Use and Development - 60-3, Right to Farm

Upper Pittsgrove

Somerset
  Bernards - Ch. 29, Right to Farm
Branchburg - Ch. XXV, Right to Farm
Franklin - Ch. 112, Land Development - Article XXI, Right to Farm
Hillsborough - Ch. 163, Farming - Article I, Right to Farm; Ch. 188 Land Use and Development - Article V: Districts and Standards - 188-99.3.K, Agricultural Districts, Right to Farm

Montgomery - Ch. VIII, Building, Housing, and Farming - 8.5, Right to Farm

Peapack and Gladstone - Ch. XXI - Right to Farm
Sussex
  Andover - Ch. 190 Zoning - 190-29, Right to farm.
Frankford - Ch. XXVIII - Right to Farm
Franklin - Ch. 161, Land Development - 161-38, Right to Farm
Fredon
Green
Hampton - Ch. 107, Right to Farm
Hardyston - Ch. 85, Farming
Lafayette
Montague
Sandyston - Ch. 67, Right to Farm
Stillwater - Ch. 179, Right to Farm
Vernon
Wantage - Ch. 13, Zoning - 13.19, Right to Farm
Warren
  Blairstown - Ch. 153, Right to Farm
Franklin - Ch. 73, Farming - Article I, Agricultural Rights - Ch. 73.1-3, Right to farm
Frelinghuysen
Greenwich
Harmony - Ch. 165, Zoning - Article IV, Provisions Applicable to All Districts - 165-20.1, Right to Farm
Hope
Independence - Ch. 203, Farming - Article I, Right to Farm
Knowlton
Liberty - Ch. 58, Farming
Mansfield
Pohatcong - Ch. 285, Zoning - 285-31, Right to farm
Washington - Ch. 98, Right to Farm
White - Ch. 217, Right to Farm
For more information on the Right to Farm Program, contact your CADB or the SADC at (609) 984-2504.
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