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Administrative Rules

The Division publishes information on official state documents and the weekly State Register on rule making activities of state agencies.


The Division oversees the establishment, maintenance, and preservation of burial grounds for all not-for-profit cemeteries in New York.

Building Standards & Codes

The Division works to ensure the health and life safety of all New Yorkers by providing services related to building construction,
fire prevention, and energy conservation. Learn how building and energy codes help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Commissions & Committees

The Department provides administrative support to several commissions and committees. In addition, there are three independent entities that reside within DOS:  • Authorities Budget Office   • New York State Athletic Commission   • Committee on Open Government

Office of Planning and Development

Staff helps local communities plan for and make better use of their land and water resources.
Apply for a Grant   • Revitalize Your Community   • Protect and Restore Natural Resources

Consumer Protection

The state's top consumer watchdog and think tank is committed to advocating for and empowering all New Yorkers.
Consumer Alerts & Recalls   • Do Not Call   • Identity Theft   • Complaint Form   • Scam Prevention   • Utility Intervention Unit

Corporations, State Records & Uniform Commercial Code

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Local Government

A principal resource for New York local governments seeking training and technical assistance.
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