Planning & Development

The Planning and Development Department is tasked with processing referrals from the local municipalities for review by the County Planning Board, which meets monthly in the Yates County Legislative Chambers on the fourth Thursday at 7pm. The Board reviews referrals for their potential County-wide impact and forwards those determinations to the local board for final decisions.

​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 and grants 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.

Household Hazardous Waste &

Electronics Collection Day:

Date: July 23, 2022

Location: Schuyler County Highway Dept, 910 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY

NOTE: Even though the event is held in Schuyler County this year it is open to Yates County Residents that have submitted their registration form.

Registration Forms Coming Soon!!!



Helpful Documents



County Grant Fund Information:

Yates County and the Keuka Housing Council, Inc. will be applying for a new round of Well and Septic Grants. Please contact Kelly Smith at 315-536-8707, ext 101 or at [email protected] for more information. 

The Yates County Natural & Recreational Resources Grant Application Deadline for the 2022 Round is January 24th, 2022 at 4pm. Award announcements are scheduled for March 18, 2022. 

Natural and Recreational Resources Grant Application-2022 (Fillable PDF)

Natural and Recreational Resources Grant Policy Information (PDF)

Yates County: "Looking Ahead" Guide (PDF)

Yates County Comprehensive Plan Update Presentation (PDF)