M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
100 Grange Place
Cortland, NY 13045
Established on May 1, 1946 to promote the conservation and wise use
of our county's natural resources
Outdoor Burning Regulations
In 2009, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) passed regulations prohibiting all open burning, including household trash and yard waste (leaves included). This open burn ban expands on the previous prohibition of burning household trash in wood stoves, fire places, and other outdoor wood burning devices. For more information click here or call Cortland SWCD at (607)756-5991.
Click here to view the Winter 2017 SWCD Newsletter
The Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”), which is set forth in Article 6 of the Public Officers Law (§§84-90), requires that an agency make all records available for public inspection and copying, except to the extent that records or portions thereof fall within one or more grounds for denial set forth in that statute. Detailed law can be found at following web site: http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html
Find Cortland County's FOIL Policy information as follows:
It is the mission of the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to assist citizens and units of the local government in making sound decisions on the management of soils, water, and related natural resources based on their properties.
SWCD will further assist in the implementation of decisions by seeking adn coordinating technical and financial assistance from federal, state, and local governments, and private sources.