Course Overview

This course asks when it is appropriate to update a municipality’s zoning regulations and what local officials should be looking at when revising them. The importance of the comprehensive plan for zoning revisions will be discussed, and procedures for the amendment of zoning laws and ordinances—including referral to the county planning board, public hearings, and filing requirements—reviewed.

This course is 1.5 hours in length.

Resources Provided by DOS


    Adopting Local Laws in New York State

    This guide provides plain language, step-by-step requirements to draft and adopt a local law. Provides useful information on the scope of the home-rule power. Valuable for the municipal clerk and attorney.