Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 82
Farmland Preservation Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-82-16

§ 42-82-16. Charges for utility extension.

(a) No city, town, quasi-municipal corporation or public corporation may assess the owner of an agricultural operation having frontage on a public roadway for the extension of water and sewer utilities past the property.

(b) The owner of the agricultural operation may only be charged if the owner has requested the utility extension. The agricultural operation may tie into any utility extension made past that property for the normal cost of tie-in and no cost for the infrastructure improvement except for its base usable charge. The protection afforded by this section shall be null and void and the assessments made if the owner of the agricultural operation develops or sells to other than a qualifying agricultural operation the property or farmland within twenty (20) years of the date the utility extensions were operational.

History of Section.
P.L. 1994, ch. 132, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 42-82-17.