Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

The Town of Danby in New York

Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Call the Town Court 607-277-0095
Town Court Hours Mon-Tue 8am-11am
Call the Town Clerk 607-277-4788
Town Clerk Appointments 11am–6pm Mon–Fri

A Step-by-Step Guide to Donating a Conservation Easement in Danby

The main thrust of Danby’s conservation easement program is to reduce the potential for development in the low-density areas within the town.  The purpose of any conservation easement is to preserve, protect, or conserve land in its natural, open, scenic, educational, historical, agricultural, or forested condition.  This objective is reflected in the Conservation Easement Template.  It is a starting point, a framework, which can be and often is modified somewhat to accommodatethe land under consideration and the interests and concerns of its owner(s).

An introduction to conservation easements in the Town of Danby can be found in the Conservation Easement Fact Sheet.

More detailed information on the potential tax benefits for landowners are outlined in the document, Conservation Easement Tax Credit Information.

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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