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Eoin Wrafter

Planning and Development
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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  • Addendum to Municipal Consolidation & Shared Services Grant (MCSSG) Program:  Property Tax Relief Grant
    We are happy to announce that there has been an addendum to the MCSSG Program. The Property Tax Relief Grant will award funding to incentivize municipal projects through a one-time competitive process. The Property Tax Relief Grant Application and Overview can be found on our webpage by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted by noon on July 1, 2016. For questions, click here to email us.
  • Municipal Consolidation & Shared Services Grant (MCSSG) Program
    We are pleased to announce the 2016 Municipal Consolidation & Shared Services Grant (MCSSG) Program. The 2016 MCSSG Application, Application Instructions, and other pertinent information can be found on our webpage or by clicking on the link below. Applications must be submitted by noon on June 17, 2016. For more information, click here to email us.
  • Referral Identifier Tool
    A new webtool has been developed to help Dutchess County municipalities determine whether or not to refer certain actions for review per NYS GML 239. Click here for instructions and to access the tool.
  • Consolidated and Expedited Permitting and Review Application
    In an effort to encourage and facilitate investment and job creation, Dutchess County has established a consolidated and expedited permitting and review process for "priority projects." Download the instructions and application (.pdf)
  • DCPF eNewsletter March/April Edition - Supreme Court Case Requires Rewrite of Municipal Sign Laws (.pdf)


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The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the County's quality of life. The Department is responsible for countywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, planning assistance to local governments, and comprehensive mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.Planning and Development Mission Statement image 

Significant projects and programs include:

The Department also provides administrative oversight and support to the Traffic Safety and STOP-DWI programs, the Department of Solid Waste, the Criminal Justice Council and several community agencies, which provide a wide range of programs for the County's residents, businesses, and visitors.

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