The Office for the Aging administers programs that serve senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents throughout Dutchess County.
The Hudson Valley Regional Airport is located seven miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappinger.
The role of the Assigned Counsel Program is to establish, monitor and oversee a program for the appointment of private counsel when the Public Defender's Office has a legal conflict and cannot undertake such representation. The Assigned Counsel Program plays a vital role in ensuring justice for clients who cannot afford to retain an attorney in criminal defense or family law matters.
The Department of Behavioral & Community Health offers a wide array of services to protect, promote, and improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of our community.
The HELPLINE at (845) 485-9700 is a staffed 24/7/365 service by mental health professionals that can connect you with the appropriate program as well as assists you in making appointments with mental health providers.
The Board of Elections register voters, maintain voter registration data base, conduct elections, and receives campaign finance filings.
The Dutchess County Budget Office serves the County Executive and his administration on all budgetary issues and is responsible for the preparation and oversight of the annual operating budget and capital budget.
Our divisions of Information Services (OCIS) and Central Services (Purchasing) provide support to County departments and municipalities with a focus on shared services, enhanced efficiency, and new collaborations that result in long-term county cost savings.
The Division of Central Services is a compilation of different functional units with the task of serving the operational needs of all other County Departments; assisting them in providing their services to the public more efficiently and at a reduced cost.
Provide assistance to eligible individuals and families while assisting clients to achieve their full potential.
Audits all county departments and outside agencies funded by the county. Audits and approves for payment all payments to vendors and provides for all processing and record keeping required by federal, state and local law for encumbrance, payment and reporting of financial transactions
The County Attorney, and her supporting staff, is the sole legal advisor for the County and all its units except the Legislature. The County Attorney’s Office prosecutes and defends all civil actions and proceedings for or against the County.
The Criminal Justice Council engages in a collaborative process of information sharing to maximize resources resulting in an enhanced criminal justice process.
The District Attorney is an independently-elected public official who prosecutes or otherwise disposes of all crimes committed in the County of Dutchess, including state institutions and correctional facilities, on behalf of the People of the State of New York.
Dutchess Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation is an independent limited development corporation and a New York State Public Authority.
Think Dutchess Alliance for Business is the premier one-stop shop for business development needs and activities in New York’s Dutchess County.
To assist the Emergency First Responders of Dutchess County and local municipalities to prepare and respond to natural and man-made emergencies in their communities.
See: Department of Behavioral & Community Health
The department is involved in employee recruitment, salary plan administration, contract negotiation and administration, labor and employee relations, the maintenance of personnel records, and advisement on federal and state laws relating to employment, including Civil Service Law.
Foster mutual respect and understanding among all groups, including but not limited to, racial, religious, national, disability, and LGBT groups in the county.
The Dutchess County Independent Reapportionment Commission is responsible for drawing legislative districts following every decennial census. This process is designed to be detached from Legislative authority or influence. Members of the Commission must act to ensure equal and fair representation to the persons of Dutchess County. In order to earn public trust this process is conducted in a non-partisan manner. Following all federal, state, and local requirements a redistricting plan will be created which will be provided to the public with ample notice to review and submit comments before final approval by the Commission.
Maintain the safety and good order of the facility through the practice of a humane treatment philosophy that ensures that inmates are not subject to unlawful discriminatory treatment based upon race, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, or political beliefs.
The Office is open to the public during regular business hours only. Families are welcome to come to DCME to identify the deceased, obtain autopsy reports, or speak to an investigator or medical examiner.
A primary goal of all county services is the enhancement of the quality of life for all county residents, and the Parks Division accomplishes this by operating six active facilities.
The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the County's quality of life. The Department is responsible for countywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, planning assistance to local governments, and comprehensive mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.
The mission of the Office of Probation and Community Corrections is to protect the community through intervention in the lives of those under supervision by facilitating compliance with court orders and serving as a catalyst for positive change.
We provide quality legal representation to our clients who have criminal charges filed against them and who have been determined to be indigent.
Public Transit provides transit service to Dutchess County through two modes of service: fixed route service and demand response services like Dial-A-Ride and Paratransit. Public Transit runs a RailLink bus service in cooperation with the Metro-North Railroad.
Public Works has the responsibility for the administration, construction, maintenance, supervision, repair, alteration, and care of the airport, and all buildings, highways, bridges, parking lots, county parks, as well as the Division of Public Transit, and all other Public Works’ facilities considered within the county jurisdiction.
The Agency’s primary function is the production and maintenance of tax maps. These maps were originally designed for local assessors to assist them in fulfilling their legal obligations by displaying the size and location of parcels within the towns, cities, villages, schools and special districts.
Good management of our solid waste (garbage & recyclables) affects every person in our County. DCRRA oversees a Waste-to-Energy Power Plant for our garbage.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office mission is to keep our county free of crime. Although this remains an ideal, it is our office's mission to ensure every resident of Dutchess County is well protected from any and all crimes
Authorized by State Statute, the District is an organization set up to coordinate State and Federal conservation programs at the local level.
Responsible for the formulation and implementation of programs for the collection and disposal of solid waste generated within the County.
The STOP-DWI Program was enacted by the State Legislature in 1981 for the purposes of empowering county governments to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program.
The “ThinkDIFFERENTLY” initiative seeks to change the way individuals, businesses, organizations and communities relate to our neighbors with special needs.
A coalition of law enforcement, education, health and service agencies and individuals committed to ensuring that our streets, sidewalks, and residents remain safe and secure.
The Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) Serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Dutchess County, responsible for ensuring that federal transportation funds are committed through a locally driven, comprehensive planning process
Helping our county veterans and their families receive their maximum benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies.
To protect and enhance the health, environmental sustainability and economic stability of Dutchess County and its residents through the provision of clean drinking water and proper treatment of wastewater, acting at all times with a commitment to accountability and transparency.
Enforces Article 16 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law. Inspections are performed annually at every Dutchess County establishment that uses a weighing or measuring device when selling a product.
Encourage and assist communities to carry out their responsibilities to provide the important physical and social conditions necessary for the well-being and development of our youth in a fiscally responsible manner.