Agricultural Use


Agricultural Use Districts

Grays Harbor County recognizes the importance of farming activities and agricultural soils as an important economic resource that should be preserved.  The Agricultural Element added to the GHC Comprehensive Plan in 1981 defines two agricultural districts:

Chapter 17.12 - A-1 AGRICULTURAL USE DISTRICT

The purpose of this district is to conserve and protect agricultural land and to reserve areas for use by small to moderate scale farming activities. The establishment of this district recognizes the diversity of the agricultural industry in Grays Harbor County and provides protection for those soils and areas most suitable for many aspects of agricultural activities.                           

     (Ord. 241 § 13.03.200, 1998)

Chapter 17.16 - A-2 LONG TERM AGRICULTURAL USE DISTRICT

The primary purpose of this district is to encourage the conservation and protection of agricultural lands and to reserve areas for use by large commercial farms. The establishment of this district recognizes the importance of the agricultural industry in Grays Harbor County and provides protection for those soils and areas most suitable for commercial agriculture.                           
   (Ord. 333 (part), 2005:Ord. 241 § 13.03.300, 1998)