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* If you received an Agricultural District letter with a return date of Nov. 6th, 2020 please note that the new date for returning the paperwork is now Dec. 31st, 2020.  Sorry for any confusion. *

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.    

The County Planning Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  The next meeting is April 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM.  Below is the information to access the meeting and the packet can be found here. 

Cortland County Planning Board - April 21, 2021

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 6:30 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 129 787 1114

Password: QVwA3W2CVm4


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You can also dial and enter your meeting number.


Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 129 787 1114

 The Department of State Training for Local Government Officials that was scheduled for April 16, 2020 is POSTPONED.  A future date has not yet been established.  Please check back or call 753-5043 with any questions.  Thank you.     

Map of Potential Conservation Lands for Municipalities:



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