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Planning Department Origins

In 1975, Local Law No. 3 of the Cortland County Legislature created the Department of Planning with the intent to preserve the physical beauty and natural resources of the County.

The Department serves the current and future residents of the County in many ways. We help prepare for economic development, industry growth and increases in population.

The Planning Department works closely with the 19 municipalities located within Cortland County.    

County Planning Board

The County Planning Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held IN PERSON, in the Legislative Conference Room located at:
 60 Central Avenue, Room 302
 Cortland, NY 13045
The next meeting is November 15th, 2023 at 5:30 PM.  The agenda packet can be found here.

2023 Planning Board Meeting Schedule & GML Submission Deadlines

Map of Potential Conservation Lands for Municipalities:



Useful Documents