Local Laws adopted by the legislative body of a local government (county, city, town or village) are filed with the Department of State pursuant to section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. Additionally, the legislative body of each county is required to provide the Secretary of State with a complete codification of all local laws (“county code”) in effect that it has adopted.
The New York Department of State maintains an electronic database of local laws and county codes (“Local Laws Database”). The database contains local laws filed with the Department of State on or after January 1, 1998. It also includes county codes filed on or after April 1, 2015. Local laws and county codes filed with the Department of State are usually included in the Local Laws Database within two business days.
Local laws filed prior to January 1, 1998 are not in the Local Laws Database. They are maintained in manual files. Copies of these local laws may be obtained by sending a written request to the Department of State along with the required fee.
The public may search the Local Laws Database on this website.
Searches performed on this website of the Local Laws Database are not official searches of the New York State Department of State records. In particular, but not by way of limitation, searches of local laws and codifications of county laws (“County Codes”) performed using the "Local Laws Search" are not considered to be "official" searches.
Results of searches performed using this website (whether such results are displayed, stored, or printed) are not considered to be certified by the New York State Secretary of State's Office. In particular, but not by way of limitation, results of searches performed using the "Local Laws Search" (whether such results are displayed, stored, or printed) are not considered to be certified by the New York State Secretary of State's Office.
While the New York State Department of State makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information contained on this website, it makes no representation or warranty as to the correctness or completeness of the information contained on or available through this website.
The New York State Department of State is not responsible for the content of any record in the Local Laws Database, and the New York Department of State makes no representation or warranty regarding the validity or effectiveness of any record in the Local Laws Database. Users of this website are solely responsible for interpreting the meaning of records viewed on and/or printed from this website. The New York State Department of State makes no representation, NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, and no other warranty of any kind or description, with regard to the Local Laws Database or any computer hardware or software used to maintain or search the Local Law Database or to display the results of any search.
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