• In order to be entitled to Right to Farm protections, the requirements set forth within NJSA 4:1C-9 must be met.
    • First, it must be a "commercial farm" as defined at N.J.S.A. 4:1C-3.
    • Second, it must be farmland assessed.
    • Third, under N.J.S.A. 4:1C-9, the farm must be located in an area which, as of December 31, 1997 or thereafter agriculture is a permitted use under the municipal zoning ordinance and consistent with the municipal master plan, or the commercial farm must have been in operation as of the date the Right to Farm Act was amended, July 2, 1998.
  • If all of these requirements are not satisfied, then there are no RTF protections.