Department Status

The Broome County Planning Department is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to accommodate social distancing protocols due to COVID-19. We ask that you please refrain from coming to the Department without a previously scheduled appointment. Please contact the appropriate staff person. Contact info can be found here:

Contact info and an online form for mapping requests can be found here:


The 2020 Annual Report is now available. Find this and other Planning documents on our Publications page.

Mission Statement

The Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development serves to promote the sound and orderly economic and physical growth of Broome County and its constituent municipalities. It provides technical planning guidance and assistance to the County Executive and County Legislature and implements projects and programs designed to improve the economy, environment, and physical infrastructure of the county. The department extends professional services to local municipalities and other public and private entities in the areas of land use planning and zoning, grantsmanship, economic development, cartography, community assistance, research and infrastructure development.

The Department of Planning and Economic Development consists of the following divisions: