GML Information

General Municipal Law Referrals


New York State General Municipal Law §239-m & n requires County review for any applications on Real Property within 500 feet of the following:

· Municipal boundaries

· State or county parks or highways

· State or county streams or institutions

· Land on which a state or county building is located

· Farm operations in State Agricultural districts (does not apply to area variances)


The County Planning Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in Legislative Chambers at the County Office Building, 60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045.  Please see the chart below for our next meeting.

Other Information

Further information on GML 239-m & n can be found here and here, respectfully.

Information from the NYS DEC about State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) can be found here.

Information from the NYS DEC about Stormwater Permitting can be found here.

GML Submission Deadlines 2023 Regular Meeting Dates 2023
December 30 January 18
January 27 February 15
February 24 March 15
March 31 April 19
April 28 May 17
June 2 June 21
June 30 July 19
July 28 August 16
September 1 September 20
September 29 October 18
October 27 November 15
December 1 December 20