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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of July 24, 2002 No. 101-FZ

About land turnover of agricultural purpose

(as amended on 05-04-2021)

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Coverage of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law governs the relations connected with ownership, use, the order of the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose, establishes the rules and restrictions applied to turnover of the parcels of land and shares in the right of common property to the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose - to transactions which making origin or the termination of the rights to the parcels of land from lands is result of agricultural purpose and share in the right of common property to the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose, determines conditions of provision of the parcels of land from the lands of agricultural purpose which are in the state-owned or municipal property and also their withdrawals in the state-owned or municipal property.

Operation of this Federal Law does not extend to the garden, garden parcels of land relating to lands of agricultural purpose, the parcels of land intended for maintaining personal subsidiary farm, garage construction (including constructions of garages for own needs), and also to the parcels of land on which real estate units are located. Turnover of the specified parcels of land is regulated by the Land code of the Russian Federation.

2. Legal regulation of the relations in the field of turnover of the parcels of land and shares in the right of common property to the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose is performed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Land code of the Russian Federation, the Civil code of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, and also other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation and the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation accepted according to them.

3. Land turnover of agricultural purpose is based on the following principles:

1) preserving target use of the parcels of land;

2) establishment of the maximum size of total area of agricultural holdings which are located in the territory of one municipal district and can be in property of one citizen and (or) one legal entity;

3) the privilege of the subject of the Russian Federation or in the cases established by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation, the municipality on purchase of the parcel of land from lands of agricultural purpose in case of its sale, except as specified sales from the public biddings;

4) the privilege of other participants of equity property to the parcel of land which is in equity property or the using this parcel of land of agricultural organization or the citizen - the member of peasant farm on purchase of share in the right of common property to the parcel of land from lands of agricultural purpose in case of paid alienation of such share by the participant of equity property;

5) establishment of features of provision of the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose to foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons, and also legal entities in whose authorized (share) capital the share of foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons constitutes more than 50 percent;

6) ceased to be valid

4. Privatization of the parcels of land from the lands of agricultural purpose which are in the state-owned or municipal property is performed according to the procedure, established by this Federal Law, the Land code of the Russian Federation and other Federal Laws. Privatization of the specified parcels of land located in the territory of the subject of the Russian Federation is performed since the moment established by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation.

Privatizations are not subject the parcels of land which are in the state-owned or municipal property from lands of agricultural purpose occupied with cervine pastures in the region of the Far North and distant pastures.

5. Adoption by subjects of the Russian Federation of the laws and other regulatory legal acts containing additional rules and restrictions of turnover of the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose is not allowed.

6. Regulations of other Federal Laws are applied to the relations arising when using the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose according to their purpose and requirements of protection of lands in the part which is not settled by this Federal Law.

Article 2. Participants of the relations regulated by this Federal Law

1. Participants of the relations regulated by this Federal Law are citizens, legal entities, the Russian Federation, subjects of the Russian Federation, municipalities.

2. The rights of foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons, and also legal entities in which authorized (share) capital the share of foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons constitutes more than 50 percent to the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose are determined according to this Federal Law.

Article 3. The rights of foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons, and also legal entities in which authorized (share) capital the share of foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons constitutes more than 50 percent, on the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose

Foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons, and also legal entities in whose authorized (share) capital the share of foreign citizens, foreign legal entities, stateless persons constitutes more than 50 percent can have the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose only on the lease right, except as specified, to citizens of the parcels of land which are in the state-owned or municipal property and located in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and in other territories of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation provided by the Federal Law of May 1, 2016 No. 119-FZ "About features of provision and about modification of separate legal acts of the Russian Federation".

Article 4. The extreme sizes and requirements to location of the parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose

1. The minimum sizes of the formed new parcels of land from lands of agricultural purpose can be established by the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation according to requirements of the land legislation.

Formation of the parcel of land which is part of artificially irrigated agricultural holdings and (or) the drained lands and which size is less than minimum size of the parcel of land established by subjects of the Russian Federation for artificially irrigated agricultural holdings and (or) the drained lands is not allowed.

Requirements of this Item do not extend to cases of apportionment of the parcel of land on account of share (shares) in the right of common property to the parcel of land for maintaining personal subsidiary farm or implementation of activities of peasant farm if their main activities is gardening, vegetable growing, floriculture, wine growing, seed farming, poultry farming, beekeeping, commodity fish breeding or other activities for the purpose of production of agricultural products for the technology allowing use of the parcels of land, which sizes less than the minimum sizes of the parcels of land established by the laws of subjects of the Russian Federation.

Requirements of this Item do not extend to the formed parcels of land for the purpose of their withdrawal for the state or municipal needs and (or) subsequent change of purpose of lands based on documents of territorial planning, documentation on the layout of the territory and land management documentation.

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