In New York State, local governments may consider consolidation into a single entity. For example, two towns may have determined that rather than exist as two separate municipal entities, consolidating into a single town would result in tax savings or service efficiencies.
Communities considering consolidation may be eligible for a Local Government Efficiency grant to assist with studying the feasibility of consolidation or to assist with the consolidation itself.
Resources & Publications
The Department of State has prepared a number of resources to help communities better understand municipal mergers, consolidations, and dissolutions.
The Reorganization of Local Government (PDF, 4 pages)
Legal Framework for Providing Local Government Services » (NYS Assembly)
Studies & Reports