General Municipal Law Referrals

Referral Requirements

Section 239 of New York State General Municipal Law (GML) requires the referral of certain local planning actions to the County Planning Board for the examination of possible inter-municipal impacts.

In Washington County, this referral process is managed by the Washington County Planning Department. The Washington County GML ┬ž239 Referral Guide provides a detailed description of the referral process and the steps applicants and local boards need to take to ensure compliance with the legal requirements of the review process set forth in New York State Law.

Questions & Concerns

If you have questions regarding the referral process please feel free to contact the Planning Department for clarification.