New York Agriculture & Markets Law

Sec. § 31-I
Use of State or Municipally Owned Land for Community Gardens

§ 31-i. Use of state or municipally owned land for community gardens.


Any state agency or municipality with title in fee or of a lesser interest to vacant public land may permit community organizations to use such lands for community gardening purposes. Such use of vacant public land may be conditioned on the community organization possessing liability insurance and accepting liability for injury or damage resulting from use of the vacant public land for community gardening purposes.


State agencies and municipalities which have received an application for use of public lands for community garden purposes shall respond to the applicant within thirty days and make a final determination within one hundred eighty days.

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