DOAG: Agricultural Laws & Regulations

Agricultural Laws and Regulations
The Department of Agriculture is in the process of adding existing or current regulations to this page. Below are some of the most frequently requested as well as some of the most recently adopted regulations, please check back if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Agricultural Property Tax Exemptions & Abatements

Agricultural Statutes  (Volume 8, Title 22 - Agriculture. Domestic Animals of the General Statutes of Connecticut)

Commercial Kennel Regulations (127 KB, .pdf)

Community Investment Act - (Public Act 05-228, "An Act Concerning Farmland Preservation, Land Protection, Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation")

Definition of Agriculture (C.G.S. Section 1-1q)

Dog Pound Regulations (328 KB, .pdf)

Permitted Operations and Uses in Wetlands (C.G.S. Section 22a-40)  For additional details please see Agriculture, Forestry and Wetlands Protection in CT (produced by the Dept. of Enviromental Protection, 13 pgs, 11,234 KB, .pdf)

Past & Current Legislation

Pet Shop Regulations (285 KB, .pdf)

Public Act 490 Information

Rabies - Control of Rabies in Public Settings (C.G.S Sections 22-359-1 to 22-359-5  11KB, .pdf)

The "Right to Farm" (C.G.S. Section 19a-341)

Sales Tax and Sales Tax Exemption for Farmers 

For a detailed questions and answers informational publication on farm taxation issues published by the Department of Revenue Services, go to "Farmer's Guide to Sales and Use Taxes, Motor Vehicle Fuels Tax, Estimated Income Tax and Withholding Tax."

Scrapie Eradication Regulations (39 KB, .pdf)