Planning & Development
The Department provides planning and zoning consultation to the local towns and villages on an as needed basis, reviews and updates the County Comprehensive Plan, develops the County Capitol Improvement Plan and undertakes projects that are deemed to provide a positive impact for the community as a whole and are consistent with the policies adopted under the County Comprehensive Plan.
In 2018 Yates County has implemented new grant programs -- a new EFC Septic Grant and the Yates County Natural & Recreational Resources Grant. Information on these grants and reference materials can be found in the links below.
- Yates County Comprehensive Plan (Searchable PDF) - This is the original 1974/5 Plan.
- Planning and Zoning Referrals (PDF) - A Guide for Local Officials
- YCPB Minutes
- Referral Form - Download for Fillable Version (PDF)
- Waterfront Revilalization Program (PDF)
- 14A Corridor Study (PDF)
- New York State Training Opportunities
- 2020 YCPB Meeting Schedule
- Model Ordinance Solar v7 (PDF)
- New York State Model 331Solar Energy Law (PDF)
- Solar Energy Regulation PP with Attachments (PDF)
- Zoning for Solar Energy Resource Guide (PDF)
County Grant Fund Information:
UPDATE: Due to Round 1 Funding commitments, all further applications will be placed on a wait list. If further funding becomes available those on the wait list will be notified. This does not exempt those cited for septic violations from performing work required by a Notice of Violation. There are several new grant programs offered by Yates County with links to the applications below. The EFC Septic Grant is for residential and small commercial septic systems within 250 feet of Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca Lakes that are in need of repair or replacement after being inspected by the authority having jurisdiction (Watershed Inspector, KWIK, Code Enforcement, etc.) Qualifying expenses after March 1, 2018 may be reimbursed at 50% up to $10,000.00. Contact the Planning Offices for further details to see if you qualify.
The Yates County Natural & Recreational Resources Grant Application Deadline for the 2020 Round is February 14, 2020 at 4pm.