Appraisal Guidelines

2017 Farmland Preservation Program Appraiser Handbook

2017 Appraiser Handbook (as adopted)

2020 Appraisal Order Checklist WORD  PDF

Other Guidelines

Pinelands Appraiser Handbook Supplement

Pinelands Onsite Development Worksheet

Transfer of Development Rights Program - Appraisal Guidelines

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Farmland Sales Data

The SADC is providing unrestricted (Before) and restricted (After) farm sales for the benefit of real estate appraisers.  These comparable sales are taken from real estate appraisals that we have reviewed for farmland preservation applications in New Jersey.  The SADC has not confirmed these transactions, and we take no responsibility for their accuracy.  However, they could be important comparable sale leads with confirmation of the details including the soils, wetlands, tillable percentages, etc..  With the most recent transactions, we have listed the gross sales price and the per-acre rates.  The per acre rates are based on the gross sale price, so they often include improvements.  Individual appraisers can estimate the contributory value of the improvements to ascertain the land per acre rates. 


Unrestricted “Before” Farm Sales (PDF)

Restricted “After” Farm Sales (PDF)

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Highlands Act

Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act Outline

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Appraisal Conference Presentations

2016 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentations

Rural Microenterprises, Special Occasion Events Laws and Other Uses Allowed on Preserved Farms
Part I -- The Evolution of Permitted Uses on Preserved Farms
Part IIA -- Equine Activities, Agritourism and Recreational Uses
Part IIB -- Agricultural Labor Housing, Replacement of Existing Residence, RDSOs, Division of the Premises, Cell Towers, Renewable Energy
Part III -- Winery Special Occasion Events, Non-Agricultural Activity/Rural Microenterprises

Census of Agriculture, Useful Data for Land Valuation Professionals and How to Find It From the National Agricultural Statistics Service

NJSTART -- State Procurement Process

2015 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation
(The noncontiguous cluster presentation has been removed to ensure confidentiality.)

2014 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation
(The noncontiguous cluster presentation has been removed to ensure confidentiality.)

2013 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation
Program Review

2012 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation
Program Review

2011 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation
Selected Recent Trends Impacting Farmland Preservation: Population, Housing, Building Permits, Employment, Land Use, Regional Planning and Farmland (35MB)

2010 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation

2008 Appraisal Conference Powerpoint Presentation
(The IRS presentation and aerial photographs have been removed upon request and to ensure confidentiality.)

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