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.
The County is involved in many inter-municipal and countywide plans and development projects. Work in this area is often performed with partners where the County Planning staff has a defined role representing the County's interest in the project or activity. Read more about Planning
The Planning Division serves as staff for the County Planning Board, which must act upon referrals from local municipalities sent to the County under Sections 239 l and m of New York State General Municipal Law. The staff makes recommendations to the County Planning Board regarding these referrals. In addition, the staff also makes recommendations on State Environmental Quality Reviews (SEQR). Read more about the Planning Board
A primary responsibility of the Planning Division is to provide support to many of the County's 47 municipalities in the areas of land use and comprehensive planning, zoning, geographic information systems, infrastructure development, and design guidelines for new construction and redevelopment. Read more about Municipal Support
Agricultural Development Services
The Planning Division serves as a policy and technical advisor to the Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board in administering the Agricultural District Program in the County, and in implementing the recommendations of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. Read more about Agricultural Development Services.
Environmental Protection Services
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Information Services
Cattaraugus County has established itself as a leader in GIS technology, and the Planning Division provides expertise in mapping and spatial analysis. Read more about GIS and Information Services.