Environmental Facts

Environmental Summaries by Topic

Asbestos Carbon Monoxide Environmental Stewardship Home Inspector Law
Lead Paint Mold & Moisture Radon Gas  Right to Farm
Rivers Protection Scenic Mountain Act Title 5 – Septic UFFI Insulation
Underground Tanks  Wetlands Protection 



Right to Farm Regulations

MP900178988 (1)We’ve determined that 23 communities in Berkshire County have passed some form of Agricultural Farming bylaws, many of which include a ‘right to farm provision’. What does this mean for you as a REALTOR?

In state model bylaws, there is an obligation that the seller of any property in such a jurisdiction must present a ‘Right to Farm’ disclosure form to buyers, no more than 21 days after the purchase and sale contract is entered into, or prior to the sale or exchange of real property. This form must be signed by the buyer and on file with the city or town before transfer or else a fine in the amount of $300 can be assessed.

Click here for more information and a list of Right to Farm Communities.


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