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The Northern Transfer station is now OPEN to the public with regular hours of operation!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-12pm and Saturday 8-12pm.
Thank you to everyone for your patience while the necessary repairs to the site were being made!

2017 Parent Handy Book

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

               Get the 2017 Parent Handy Book (PDF)

Otsego County Transfer Stations Under Construction

Construction on the Oneonta Transfer Station will begin Wednesday May 17. The Oneonta Transfer station will remain open during construction. Construction on the Northern Transfer Station in Cooperstown will follow. The Northern Transfer Station will be closed during construction. More details soon. Please exercise patience as we make improvements to our facilities.

Thank you,

Otsego County Solid Waste Department

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.

Agricultural District's #3 and #8 - Eight Year Review

Otsego County is currently processing the eight year review for Agricultural District #3 and District #8. The review is required under NYS Agricultural Districts Law Section 303-a. The review will help determine the status of agriculture in the district, including, but not limited to:  acreage calculations of farmland, consistency of local laws supporting the district, and if objectives of the district have been met.  Agricultural District No. 3 is composed of the Towns of Cherry Valley, Middlefield, Otsego, Springfield, and the Village of Cooperstown and containes 64,423 acres.  Agricultural District No 8 is composed of the Towns of Morris, Butternuts, Unadilla, Otego and the villages within the towns and consist of approximately 35,453 acres. The 30 Day public review period began April 6, 2017. curing this 30 day review period any municipality whose territory encompasses the above agricultural district, any stae agency or any landowner within or adjacent to the district may propose a modification of the districts. Parcels may only be removed from the district during the eight year period. 

Maps of each district may be inspected during regular business hours at the Otsego County Planning Department, Meadows Building 140 county Route 33W, Cooperstown, NY. Or by calling the Planning Department at 607-547-4225.

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

2017 Community Events Grant Program Application

This program is designed to support event costs, including artistic and professional fees as well as advertising costs for events which attract visitors to Otsego County. The program also seeks to support local community events that enhance the quality of life in the county.  View the Full Program Application (PDF)

Otsego Now Announces Training Sessions to Begin this September

Workforce Training Center Accepting Applications Now

Visit Otsego Now to see a list of classes that are going to be offered.

"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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