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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. 




Development and Planning

Comprehensive array of information and tools to help communities plan for future growth and preservation


Find out about the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC)


Solar, Climate Smart Communities, SEQR, and Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)


Funding Opportunities

Find out about grant programs for municipalities, nonprofits, developers, and senior citizens

Boards and Committees

Find out about the variety of boards and committees we participate in or lead


Demographics, agriculture, major projects, rental housing, homelessness, traffic counts, and GIS

Mapping & Applications

View our maps, or try out mapping tools for referrals, bicycle parking and more!


Find out about annual training sessions for local Planning Board and ZBA members

Publications & Studies

Annual reports, bimonthly articles, and more expansive studies


Planning and Development forms in one convenient location

Meeting and Events

News & Announcements


2023 Draft Action Plan - 2023 CDBG Municipal and HOME Projects
The Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development (DCDPD) invites public comments on its draft 2023 Action Plan for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs.  The plan provides a summary of the actions and resources, including the projects proposed for funding under the 2023 grant programs.  Hard copies are available during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at the DCDPD, 85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 107, Poughkeepsie NY 12601. 

The 30-day comment period begins on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, to Thursday, April 20, 2023.

An in-person and virtual public hearing on the Draft Action Plan will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the DCDPD address noted above or virtually at

Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023, and may be submitted by email, mail, or in-person to the DCDPD (see address above) – Attn: Christie Bonomo, Community Development Administrator, or to

Current Grant Opportunities: 
Agency Partner Grant (APG): Infrastructure 
Municipal Investment Grant (MIG) 
To Learn more about the above grant opportunities, including eligible applicants and requests, please review the Application Instructions & Guidance for the APG: Infrastructure and MIG grant programs. Applications must be submitted through the Dutchess County Grant Portal by 3:00 p.m. on May 3, 2023. 

2022 Farming in Dutchess Virtual Series ​​​​​​
We are happy to announce another session in the 2022 Farming in Dutchess Virtual Series: the Agricultural Education and Experiences in Dutchess County: Educator and Student Perspectives session will take place on Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:00 p.m. -- Please register here! For more information on the virtual series and this session, please click here

2022 Dutchess County Housing Needs Assessment Released
Housing affordability challenges are not new in Dutchess County but have taken on a renewed sense of urgency as a tightening housing market and rising prices bring this issue to the forefront for many. In an effort to get a better understanding of our housing situation, Dutchess County recently commissioned a countywide Housing Needs Assessment. The report includes an evaluation of housing, demographic, and economic trends from the past 10-20 years to help us understand what’s been shaping our current housing market, a projection of future affordable housing needs, and a strategy for action. Read the full report for more information.

Dutchess County Eviction Prevention Line  
Dutchess County residents needing information about resources to help them avert eviction can call 211, or alternatively, 1-800-899-1479; choose to continue in English or Spanish; and press 7 to select the Dutchess Eviction Prevention Line. Specially trained 211 staff will ask tenants a series of questions and then provide them a customized list of programs which currently have funding and for which the tenant appears eligible based on the information provided; staff will also refer tenants to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, as appropriate. There is an online tool, with which residents can submit answers to the questions and receive a contact back from 211 with their customized resources. 

2021 Rental Housing Survey
Find out what Dutchess County's rental housing market looked like in 2021. The 2021 Rental Housing Survey (.pdf) analyzes rental and vacancy information for several types of rental housing.

DCPF eNewsletter – Current Issue: Introducing the For-Sale Housing Report, a New Way to Track the Housing Market in Dutchess County – Plus, Takeaways from the 2021 Rental Housing Survey, July-September 2022