County Planning Board
The Orleans County Planning Board (CPB) meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in the Legislative Chambers at the Orleans County Administration Building, located at 14016 Route 31, Albion, NY 14411.
Orleans County Planning Board meetings are available for remote attendance via Zoom.  Zoom login information is located below in the associated month of meeting.

The Orleans County Department of Planning and Development maintains a comprehensive record of minutes for the Orleans County Planning Board.  Minutes for meetings within the last year are located below in the associated month. Older minutes are available upon request.



County Planning Board Referral Map

By law, the application or amendment must be referred to the Orleans County Planning Board if it applies to real property within 500 feet of the following:

  • A municipal boundary
  • The Right of way of any state or county road
  • A state or county park or recreation area
  • State or county land on which a public building or institution is located
  • A farm operation within an agricultural district as defined by Article 25-AA of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law
  • Existing or proposed right of way of any county stream or drainage channel

The County Planning Board Referral Map can be found here.

Zoning Referral Process
The following form should be filled out for every application submitted to the County Planning Board:
Referral Report Cover Sheet - Fillable PDF

The following municipal actions may be subject to County Planning Board Review:

  • Adoption or Amendment of Comprehensive Plan
  • Adoption or Amendment of a Zoning Ordinance or Local Law
  • Adoption or Amendment of Zoning Maps
  • Approval of Site Plans
  • Granting of Use or Area Variances
  • Issuance of Special Use Permits
  • Moratoria
  • Other authorizations which a referring body may issue under the provisions of any zoning ordinance or local law


Complete Application

Guidelines for an application to the County Planning Board to be considered complete can be found here.

Some applications require a SEQR.  A fillable template for this requirement can be found here.

If an application is subject to county review, the municipal board sends a copy of the application and the Zoning Referral Cover Page to the County Planning Board.  The complete application can be dropped off at our office in person, mailed via USPS, or emailed.

Mailing Address:

Orleans County Department of Planning and Development
14016 Route 31 West
Albion, New York 14411

Email: Planningboard@orleanscountyny.gov

Further guidance:

Orleans County Planning Board Process Brochure

FAQ about the Orleans County Planning Board 

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CPB Application Files5 documents

  • Complete SEQR - Fillable Document.pdf
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  • QandA CPB for Guests Rev1.pdf
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  • Zoning Referral Brochure.pdf
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  • Zoning Referral Form 2022.pdf
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  • CPB Complete Application.pdf
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2024 Planning Board Calendar1 document

  • Calendar 2024.pdf
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February 22, 20244 documents

  • CPB Agenda February 2024.pdf
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  • CPB Zoom Login February 2024.pdf
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Referrals2 documents

  • 24-02 Ridgeway Referral.pdf
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  • 24-03 Shelby Referral.pdf
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January 25, 2024 - Cancel Notice1 document

  • CPB Cancel Notice January 2024.pdf
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December 21, 202310 documents

  • CPB Agenda December 2023 - updated.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes Draft December 2023.pdf
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Referrals8 documents

  • 23-21 Yates Referral.pdf
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  • 23-22 Yates Referral.pdf
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  • 23-23 Yates Referral.pdf
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  • 23-24 Yates Referral.pdf
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  • 23-25 Town of Albion Referral.pdf
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  • 23-26 Town of Albion Referral.pdf
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  • 23-27 Gaines Referral.pdf
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  • 23-28 Barre Referral.pdf
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November 2023 - Cancel Notice1 document

  • CPB Cancel Notice November 2023.pdf
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October 26, 20234 documents

  • CPB Agenda October 2023.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes October 2023.pdf
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Referrals2 documents

  • 23-17 Ridgeway Referral.pdf
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  • 23-18 Barre Referral.pdf
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September 28, 20234 documents

  • CPB Agenda September 2023.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes September 2023.pdf
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Referrals2 documents

  • 23-16 Village of Holley Referral.pdf
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  • 23-15 Village of Albion Referral.pdf
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August 24, 2023 - Cancel Notice1 document

  • CPB Cancel Notice August 2023.pdf
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July 27, 20235 documents

  • CPB Agenda July 2023.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes July 2023.pdf
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Referrals3 documents

  • 23-12 Ridgeway Referral.pdf
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  • 23-13 Yates Referral.pdf
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  • 23-14 Carlton Referral.pdf
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June 2023 - Cancel Notice1 document

  • CPB Cancel Notice June 2023.pdf
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May 2023 - Cancel Notice1 document

  • CPB Cancel Notice May 2023.pdf
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April 27, 20235 documents

  • CPB Agenda April 2023.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes April 2023.pdf
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Referrals3 documents

  • 23-09 Clarendon Referral.pdf
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  • 23-10 Kendall Referral.pdf
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  • 23-11 Yates Referral.pdf
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March 2023 - Cancel Notice1 document

  • CPB Cancel Notice March 2023.pdf
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February 23, 20235 documents

  • CPB Agenda February 2023.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes February 2023.pdf
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Referrals3 documents

  • 23-04 Albion T Referral.pdf
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  • 23-05 Kendall Referral.pdf
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  • 23-06 Holley Referral.pdf
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January 26, 20235 documents

  • CPB Agenda January 2023.pdf
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  • CPB Minutes January 2023.pdf
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Referrals3 documents

  • 23-01 Albion T Referral.pdf
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  • 23-02 Murray Referral.pdf
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  • 23-03 Murray Referral.pdf
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Planning Board By-Laws1 document

  • CPB By-Laws Amend 2021 Final.pdf
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Inter-Municipal Agreements14 documents

  • Minor Action Agreement Barre - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Carlton - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Clarendon - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Gaines - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Lyndonville - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Murray - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Ridgeway - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Shelby - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Town - Albion - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Village - Albion - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Holley - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Yates - 1996
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  • Minor Action Agreement Village - Medina - 2009
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  • Minor Action Agreement Kendall 2009.pdf
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