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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

Dutchess County Microenterprise Stabilization Grants
The County has made $430,000 in grants available to assist microenterprise businesses negatively affected by COVID-19; a microenterprise is defined as a business with five or fewer employees, including the owner. The program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to stabilize microenterprises and preserve low- and moderate-income jobs.  More information about the requirements and how to apply can be found at Community Capital of New York.

Make Sure Your Voice Counts! Complete the 2020 Census today.

The 2020 Census ends on September 30th. If you haven't already done so, please 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:  Discover Dutchess County Parks & Trails, July 2020