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County Web Site- The official Web Site of Putnam County, NY.

Putnam County Economic Development Corp. -   is a non-profit organization incorporated in New York to act as the external marketing organization for the economic and employment development of Putnam County. Their goal is to retain existing businesses, attract appropriate new businesses, and help them grow.

Putnam County Finance Department  -  performs the following functions: Tax Collection, Budgeting, Accounts Receivable and Payable Payroll, Producing Financial Statements and Information, including financial analyses, Investment, Acquisition of Property for Unpaid Taxes, and they also maintain county tax records for the public.

Putnam County GIS Maps - Information contained in this website is updated quarterly or with the release of various assessment rolls, tax rate information and maps.

Putnam County Planning Department -   The Planning Department directs millions of dollars each year into the local economy and indirectly touches the lives of all Putnam County residents through its many activities.

Putnam County Business Certificates  -  download certificates required for registering a business name for an individual, or partnership.

Putnam County Clerk’s Office  -  is responsible for safeguarding and protecting the integrity of all Putnam County court records. Here you will find maps, papers in actions and special proceedings of both civil and criminal courts, judgment and lien dockets, and other books and documents related to these matters.

Putnam County Real Property Tax Services  - is designed to function as the educational, advisory and assistance arm of County Government, providing a multitude of administrative and technical services to local government, assessing officials and the general public.  Perform a Property Search using eParcel.

Health Department - With links to food handler's permits, health certificates, etc.

Highway Department - Links to road opening permits, etc.

Sewer District Information- Please refer to county health department for information.

Putnam County, NY

Electric - Depending upon your location, electric power is provided by both New York Gas and Electric (NYSEG) or Central Hudson Gas & Electric.

Gas - Natural gas deregulation in New York State gives you the opportunity to choose your natural gas provider.

Water & Sewer Service- Eatonton-Putnam Water and Sewer Authority


State Web Site - The official web site of New York State.

NYS Real Estate Professionals Licensing Information - Information for Real Estate Appraisers, Brokers and salespeople.

New York Department of State - Division of Corporations Web Site - Forming a business corporation in New York State.

New York State Division of Code and Administration -  Codes of New York State – free online version. 

NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) -  offers programs and services to provide a vehicle for the State to work collaboratively with businesses, academia, industry, the federal government, environmental community, public interest groups, and energy market participants.

NYSERDA Economic Development - program is designed to improve New York State's business climate by creating strategic partnerships with the public and private sector that support product development and the use of energy-efficient technologies.

New York DOT - For Traffic Count information on state roads.

Health Department - New York State Health Department's web site.

New York State Liquor Authority - The SLA has two main functions: issuing licenses and ensuring compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce - complete listing of local chamber of commerce offices.

Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce - Many local businesses get support from their local Chamber of Commerce.  Links can be found here to helpful resources.

Brewster Chamber of Commerce - The Brewster Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching business, community and industrial growth and development in Brewster and Southeast.

NY State Online Permit Assistance and Licensing - If you want to start a new business or expand your current business, this site will help you find the New York State business permits you may need.

Long Island Development Corp. – provides a variety of low cost loan programs and free technical assistance to help businesses and not-for-profit organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Long Island Association Economic Development - In these challenging economic times, the Long Island Association is happy to make available the latest business statistics and economic updates concerning the Nassau-Suffolk economy and that of the nation. This website contains monthly economic reports by the LIA’s Chief Economist, Dr. Pearl M. Kamer as well as Dr. Kamer’s periodic analyses of special topics of interest to the business and non-profit communities.

Long Island Index -  A great interactive map that displays a variety of information, including land use and population.

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?


* Putnam County, NY is comprised of 6 towns and 1 incorporated village;
most of which are responsible for creating, maintaining and enforcing their own planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

The Incorporated Cities, Towns and Villages of Putnam County, NY


The Town of Carmel
(Town Code)

The Town of Phillipstown
(Town Code)

The Town of Kent
(Town Code)

The Town of
Putnam Valley

(Town Code)

The Town of Patterson
(Code in print only

The Town of Southeast
(Code in print only)

The Village of Brewster
(Code published in .pdf )

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