Q: Our farm has a greenbelt but the barn is permitted ag exempt for personal use only. Can we use it for public agritourism
We are in a county that is extremely difficult to work with and they have said that if we use our barn for anything other than personal use they will revoke the building permit that we used to build our barn because it was permitted with an agricultural exemption that said it was for personal use only. We now have a greenbelt from the property appraisers office. My question is under the agritourism statute can the county enforce our original permit that said for personal use only? Or can we use the barn for public agritourism purposes now that we have a green belt classification?
Florida Statute 570.85 Agritourism.— provides that:
"... Except as otherwise provided for in this section, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, a local government may not adopt or enforce a local ordinance, regulation, rule, or policy that prohibits, restricts, regulates, or otherwise limits an agritourism activity on land classified as agricultural land under s. 193.461. ...". Is you land so classified?
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