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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.    

The County Planning Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.   The next meeting will be held via WebEx, which can be joined by clicking the link here.  The next meeting is January 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM.  The packet can be found here.

  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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