The Orange County Department of Planning is engaged in issues of land use planning, transportation, public transit, education, trends research, resource management, agriculture, open space, grants and economic issues that affect the County.
The Department staffs the Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) - serving as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for this region.
The Department also provides staff support to the Orange County Water Authority (OCWA), the County Planning Board, the County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, and the County Municipal Planning Federation.
As an Affiliate of the New York State Data Center, the Department also researches and distributes demographic and economic data, including the dissemination of U.S. Census information.
- The Orange County Comprehensive Plan Update is going to the Legislative Committee meeting in April 2019. To view proposed final documents for the OC Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Chapter, click here for more information.
- Drawdown Climate Change LIVESTREAM: A Solutions-Based Approach to Climate Change - Friday, October 19th 7-10pm
- 01-31-18 Orange County named a Clean Energy Community by NYSERDA