Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner


Energize NY Finance
Commercial and nonprofit building owners within Dutchess County are now eligible to apply for Energize NY Finance, which provides an alternative to tranditional equity or unsecured loans. The Program uses an innovative form of financing called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. Under the PACE financing model, a Property Owner opts to pay for energy improvements by authorizing the municipality where the Property is located to add a special tax charge to the Property (a "Financing Charge") for that purpose.

The following Dutchess County commercial property types are eligible for this exciting program: Commercial Office; Retail; Medical; Industrial; Multifamily; Non-Profit Owned Buildings; Commercially Owned Residential. (Gas Stations are specifically excluded.)

Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)
The NRI provides comprehensive descriptions and data about the County's many and diverse natural resources and guidance for how citizens and local boards can support resource protection.

Water and Wastewater
Read the County's report/recommendations regarding septic system density, review model aquifer protection ordinances, and other resources.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)
New York's environmental review regulations.


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