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Everything from tax assessments, test preservation, to zoning is done at the ______
______ level so this is always the best place to start your search for answers.

Municipal or local level


This board determines the effects a proposed building or other structure, alteration of an existing structure, will have on the desirability, property values, and development of surrounding areas.

Architectural review board


Protects residence by seeing that code restrictions are followed and construction and renovation done by licensed professionals.

Building department


The legislative body of the city with council members elected by the residents of that city and who may represent a select district within that city depending on the city charter.

City Council


Human service and regulatory agency responsible for administering public health programs, education about preventative care, monitoring community, researching solutions to help issues etc. And New York, this department is also responsible for approving septic and other sanitary systems.

County health department


Identifies, evaluate, preserves, and revitalizes any given cities historic, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Historic preservation office


New York City agency responsible for identifying and designating the cities landmarks, buildings, bridges, parks, cemeteries, fences, sidewalk clocks, building lobby's, and even trees.

Landmarks preservation commission


This portholes public hearings, investigate solutions for the planning issues at hand, and makes recommendations to the appropriate legislative authority. In New York City, this board and the zoning board are one entity known as the board of standards and appeals.

The planning board


And office of a municipality or the jurisdiction with employees to help carry out the plans that have been approved by the planning board. Some duties include: grand limitation, capital improvements development, zoning referral review, Long-range economic development, etc.

Planning department


Responsible for managing its day-to-day operations local tax collection. Other functions include tax billing and collection, banking, record maintenance, mail and accounting functions.

Receiver of taxes


A local officials who evaluates property values for the purpose of assessing it and for property taxes. This official is not responsible for determining property taxes.

Tax assessors


The executive and legislative authority of the New York town with appropriating, governing, and policy-determining authority.

Town board


The legislative governing body of New York Village

Village board of trustees


By issuing variances and special use permit, protects landowners from the on fair application of zoning laws in particular circumstances. Hears appeals from decisions of zoning enforcement officers and building inspectors when interpretations of zoning ordinances are involved.

Zoning Board of appeals


This is considered the regional form of government



Self-governing Inc. area with great authority to provide services and have taxing jurisdiction over its residents. These are established by an act of the state legislature and organized and governed by their unique charters.



Is the major division of each county. This contains all unincorporated areas and could contain villages within its borders. Therefore, everyone in New York who does not live in the city or an Indian reservation lives in a _____.



This is an incorporated area, usually within one town. A ______ could overlap multiple town or county borders, however. A______is intended to provide local services, such as garbage collection and street maintenance. Some of these have police and other services. Generally, a _____ no is more than five square miles and must have at least 500 residents.



A_______is an administrative division only New York City from resulting from the towns, villages, and cities in a county merging into one entity.



A ______ is not a municipality in New York. It is populated area of the town that has not been incorporated into the village. A_____ has no legal authority and depends on the town for its services.



This legislative body of the city typically

•sets policies
•approves budgets
•passes ordinances and resolutions that affect everything from land-use to campaign-finance.

City council


The legislative, appropriating, governing, and policy-determining body of the town.

Town board


New York State, _____ _____is based on the assessed value of real property. Cities, counties, villages, towns, school districts, and special districts all raise money through these.

Real property tax


•Comprehensive municipal planning
•Grant implementation
•transportation planning
•zoning referrals review
•long-range economic development
•water source management
•Capital improvements development
Are examples of:

Common responsibilities of planning departments


•Evaluating applications for subdivisions and land development
•preparing and updating ordinances pertaining to construction standards
•evaluating and making recommendations regarding drainage, grading and water retention
•reviewing site plans for commercial, industrial, and multi family properties
•conducting engineering research work
•communicating with municipalities legislators, administrators, and constituents regarding public work projects.
These are important functions of cold:

The municipal engineers office


Principal administrative division in New York is



New York State is divided into how many counties?