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Planning & Development

The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for comprehensive county-wide planning, Greenway program implementation, farmland and open space preservation, review of municipal planning and zoning development projects, planning assistance to local governments, technical expertise on community development and affordable housing, transportation planning, implementation of certain grant programs, and mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.




News & Announcements

2020 Census is Now Open!

Don't wait for an invitation! The 2020 Census is now open. Choose to complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:

2019 Major Projects Report
The 2019 Major Projects Report is a compilation of selected information about development projects proposed in Dutchess County as of December 2019. View the 2019 Major Projects Report and the associated 2019 Map.

2019 Rental Housing Survey
Find out what Dutchess County's rental housing market looked like in 2019. In it's 37th year, the 2019 Rental Housing Survey (.pdf) analyzes rental and vacancy information for several types of rental housing.

DCPF eNewsletter – Current Issue:  Understanding Recent Changes to Tenant Laws in New York State, Nov/Dec 2019