Equine Advisory Committee

Horses in Conewango

This is the home of the Equine Advisory Committee of Cattaraugus County. You will find links to equestrian related businesses, stables, trails and more. If you would like to be more involved please contact us. Read more

Municipal Support Services


Cattaraugus County has 32 towns, nine villages and two cities.  Many of these municipalities lack professional planning expertise to address issues such as economic development, zoning and land use, transportation, agricultural support, and community revitalization.  County planning staff provides technical assistance to municipalities, assisting their elected officials, planning and zoning boards, and municipal staff with planning-related issues.

Some of the issues we assist municipalities with are:

Planning and Community Development Services

The Cattaraugus County Planning Division provides countywide planning and community development services to the constituents of Cattaraugus County. These services include developing and implementing countywide plans and strategies for economic development, agricultural protection, tourism, transportation, and environmental protection.

Some of the projects the County Planning Division has been involved in recently are:

Planning Services for Cattaraugus County

The Cattaraugus County Planning Division provides a number of services to the communities, residents and businesses of the County.  Our goal is to provide these services in a timely and high-quality fashion in order to enhance the County's quality of life and economic well-being.

Elements of a Countywide Vision - Guidebook Volume 1

Volume 1: A Planning Guidebook for Cattaraugus County – Elements of A Countywide Vision (Smart Development for Quality Communities Series, Cattaraugus County, New York, June 2001).

Quality Communities Guidebook - Volume 1 Cover

The Saratoga Associates and Cattaraugus County collaborated in the preparation of this comprehensive planning guidebook, which presents a new vision for Cattaraugus County in the 21st

Planning for Cattaraugus County

Welcome to Cattaraugus County's Division of Planning website.


Cattaraugus County has one overarching goal and vision. It is to achieve a balance between urban and rural development trends, in order to protect Cattaraugus County for future generations:

Guidebooks for Cattaraugus County

Guidebook covers

Series of Guidebooks for Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County has published a series of guidebooks called the Smart Development for Quality Communities Series. This series is designed especially for Cattaraugus County and its 47 municipalities. These guidebooks are advisory only, and show us how to create a new and better future in a developer-friendly and environmentally safe manner. Read more

Tourism Destination Assessments in Cattaraugus County

News from Planning posted on Mon, 07/07/2008 - 12:23pm

Tourism Destination Assessments in Cattaraugus County Is The Topic of the Cattaraugus County Planning Board Annual Meeting

Where can I find Flood Plain Map information?

Planning has Flood Plain Maps.  Flood maps are also available on the county's parcel viewer. Read more

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Where can I get a building permit?

Cattaraugus County does not issue building permits for construction.  These are issued by the local municipalities - cities, towns and villages.  If you are proposing to do any construction, you will need to contact the building inspector for the municipality in which you want to build to find out what permits are required. Read more

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