Planning Board Resources

The NYS Department of State (DOS) has a wide variety helpful publications available to local government to aide local planning and zoning board activities and decisions. Also useful for local boards are the National Wetland and FEMA flood zone maps. The list below contains frequently suggested titles and links to online publications and resources useful to local town/planning/zoning boards and departments. Click here for the Dept Of State page of Publications.

Planning Board Resources
TITLE OF PUBLICATION LINK TO PUBLICATION
Planning Board Training Resources LINK
NYS General Municipal Law LINK
Guide to Planning and Zoning Law LINK
Questions for the Analysis and Evaluation of Existing Zoning Regulations LINK
Zoning Board of Appeals LINK
Zoning and the Comprehensive Plan LINK
Creating the Community you want: Municipal Options for Land Use Control LINK
Solar Guidebook for Local Government LINK
Subdivision Review in NYS LINK
FEMA Flood Map Service Center https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home
NYS DEC Environmental Resource Mapper https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/erm/
Dept of Ag and Markets - Guidelines for Review of Local Zoning and Planning Laws LINK
Dept of Ag and Markets - Guidelines for Review of Local Laws Affecting Farm Worker Housing LINK