About the Planning Department
The Planning Department serves two primary functions. The first function of the Planning Department is research and analysis to assist the County Legislature, County Administrator and other County departments. We produce reports on a variety of subjects, help other departments write grant proposals, administer grants, coordinate the County's Geographic Information Systems, and manage the New York State Agricultural districts program. We also assist the County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and the Environmental Management Council. Second we provide technical assistance to local municipalities in land use planning and regulation, economic development and environmental protection.