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Sealed Bid Roses Hill

Bids will be received until 4:00pm on, April 15, 2019 at the Otsego County Treasurer’s Office, 197 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326.  No late bids will be accepted.

For more information please see the Roses Hill Sealed Bid page.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing

Otsego County has partnered with Energize NY, a not-for-profit local development corporation, to provide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. Energize NY PACE is a low-cost, long-term alternative to traditional loans to fund clean energy projects in commercially-owned buildings, including buildings owned by not-for-profits. Property owners in the Otsego County can use Energize NY PACE to finance upgrades that will reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint and improve the comfort of their buildings.

Visit to learn more, see case studies, and apply for financing.

Community Events Grant

Otsego County is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2019 Community Grant Funds has opened. The Community Grants Program is designed to support local events which attract visitors to Otsego County by helping organizers to fund artistic, professional, and advertising costs. The maximum grant amount to be awarded to any one organization/event is $4,000. Members of the Otsego County Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (IGA) will make recommendations to award grants based on specific criteria. Organizations may request funding for only one event per year. Complete details and an online application are available at Applications will be accepted through the online link until Midnight, February 28, 2019.

For further information please contact Representative Margaret Kennedy at 607-434-2407 or email her at

Otsego County Shared Services Plan

Governor Cuomo’s County-Wide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI) generates property tax savings by enabling collaboration between local governments across the state.  The CWSSI expands on Governor Cuomo’s ongoing commitment to reduce property taxes and modernize local government services by fostering new shared services and enhancing the existing collaborations already in place. 

Click here to review the Otsego County Shared Services Plan.

Otsego County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Citizen Survey

Otsego County and its municipalities have started the process of updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP identifies key actions to be taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural disasters and allows for continued eligibility for pre- and post-disaster grant programs to help fund these actions. We are seeking your participation in this important planning effort.

Please take a few moments to participate in our brief Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Citizen Survey (external)

2017 Parent Handy Book

Now available for viewing and download the Otsego County 2017 Parent Handy Book.

               Get the 2017 Parent Handy Book (PDF)

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for the following Otsego County buildings and the offices housed therein, including the County Treasurer, County Clerk and Clerk of the Board of Representatives are changed to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the exception of the months of July and August when the hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. effective January 23, 2017, pursuant to Resolution 35-20170104 adopted by the Otsego County Board of Representatives at their meeting held on January 4, 2017:

  • County Office Building, 197 Main Street, Cooperstown NY (including the Courthouse and the Personnel Office)
  • Meadows Building, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown, NY
  • Oneonta Office Building, 242 Main Street, Oneonta, NY


All other hours of operation shall remain as previously set.

Onondaga County and Otsego County Announce Purchasing Partnership

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Otsego County Board of Representatives Chair Kathleen Clark announce an historic agreement between the two counties. Beginning today, Onondaga County will provide purchasing services for Otsego County. This agreement enables Onondaga County's Purchasing Department to generate new revenue at no additional cost to taxpayers, while providing world class procurement services to Otsego County at a significantly reduced cost. This is the first such arrangement in New York State. View the full media release.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.

If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.





Click here for information on the Otsego County Heap Program

"New York State of Health" Health Exchange

Contact number for the "New York State of Health" Health Exchange for assistance with the new health insurance programs - 1-855-355-5777

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network will provide local assistance to small businesses and County residents contact them at 1-800-231-0744


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  Mandate Relief

Return the Favor

Return the Favor, is an initiative to help thank veterans. For more information on the program please visit the County Clerk's Return the Favor page.


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