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Department of Planning

Municipal Referrals (NYS General Municipal Law (GML) Reviews)

New York State General Municipal Law requires that certain municipal planning, zoning and subdivision actions be referred for County Planning agency review before local action can occur. This requirement (Article 12-b; §239 l, m, n) seeks to promote coordination of land use decision-making and to enhance consideration of potential inter-community and county-wide impacts. Additional information on the GML 239 Referral process can be found within the Municipal Guidebook.

The mandatory Referral and Report of Final Action Forms have been updated. Please note that the following links are to download the forms in Microsoft Word format which are fillable. The Report of Final Action does contain a macro to allow easy submittal via email to our office. 

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