elcome to the New York Department of State's Division of Local Government Services. The Division of Local Government Services is a principal resource for New York’s local governments by providing training and technical assistance to local governments and community organizations throughout the state, and helps local officials to solve problems involving basic powers and duties, public works, municipal organization, planning, land use and regulatory controls, and community development. Services provided by the Division reflect New York’s commitment to strengthening state and local partnerships to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
The Department is a key resource for local government leaders to foster cooperative and collaborative solutions to the challenges they face. We offer assistance in three specific areas: