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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.

Regional Service

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

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


are the handouts from our Annual NYS Department of State Training Workshop for Local Officials that was held on Monday, March 12, 2018.  

- Case Law Update  
Map of Potential Conservation Lands for Municipalities:
The County Planning Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Downstairs Conference Room @ 37 Church St. April 2018 CCPB Packet      Add On Application
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.


The Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Meeting will be on Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 the 37 Church Street First Floor Conference Room.

You can also find the Cortland County Pre Application for NYS Farmland Protection Implementation Grants Program here.

Useful Documents