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.
Comprehensive array of information and tools to help communities plan for future growth and preservation
Find out about grant programs for municipalities, nonprofits, developers, and senior citizens
Demographics, agriculture, major projects, rental housing, homelessness, traffic counts, and GIS
View our maps, or try out mapping tools for referrals, bicycle parking and more!
2019 Municipal Innovation Grant (MIG) Program Application Cycle: $1.1 million is available to local government entities to support efforts to reduce the property tax levy. Applications can be submitted through the Dutchess County Grant Portal by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019. Visit our MIG webpage for additional information.
2018 Rental Housing Survey
Find out what Dutchess County's rental housing market looked like in 2018. In it's 36th year, the 2018 Rental Housing Survey (.pdf) analyzes rental and vacancy information for several types of rental housing.
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: Municipal Toolkit for Implementing Farm-Friendliness in Your Zoning Code (.pdf), January/February 2019