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The Planning Department is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday (except from mid-June through mid-September, when the hours are 8am to 4pm).

The Planning Department directs millions of dollars each year into the local economy and indirectly touches the lives of all Putnam County residents through its many activities:

  1. Assisting the County Executive in executive planning and capital budgeting
  2. Performing Land Use Case Reviews and approval authority
  3. Performing State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) reviews
  4. Providing technical assistance to municipalities of the county on matters of planning and zoning, including training seminars Information, referral and database management for the New York State Data Center, disseminating demographic information on the County from the US Census
  5. Delivering environmental education and training seminars, research studies of natural resources, and technical assistance to local municipalities and the public
  6. Planning and operational administration of the PART public bus system, specialized transportation services, and paratransit services, including route scheduling, passenger recording and fee collection
  7. Preparing all analytical, monitoring and annual reports related to transportation planning, in compliance with the mandates of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Inter-County Transportation – working with the NY State Department of Transportation as sponsor for the STOA program to provide intercounty transportation to White Plains and New York City
  8. Bikeway and Park-and-Ride Planning – working in conjunction with federal and state agencies to initiate a bikeway project and explore park-and-ride sites
  9. Securing federal and state grants to help achieve departmental programs and fund new initiatives
  10. Watershed Implementation – implementing the Watershed Agreement with New York City
  11. Working in liaison with the Soil and Water Conservation District, which is part of the Planning Department.

PLEASE NOTE that appointments are needed for map information, technical assistance, and for viewing of aerial photography.

Main Street Planning Study

Putnam Transit Schedule

PART Paratransit is an origin-to-destination transportation system for those Putnam residents who are unable to use the PART public transportation due to a physical or mental disability. PART Paratransit operates specially modified vans to transport riders with a range of disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs.

(845) 878-RIDE (7433)

Monday thru Friday
4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Transportation Updates

The PART system will restore public transit services including Paratransit and the Croton Falls Shuttle effective Monday, June 29, 2020.  In order to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID 19 all transit riders are to wear masks.  No entry to the bus unless you are wearing a mask.  The Cold Spring Trolley will not operate until guidelines are established for social distancing and the Trolleys.  All monthly bus passes for March 2020 will be honored through July 31, 2020.  Please see schedules for further information.

Contact Us

  • Address:

    841 Fair Street
    Carmel, NY 10512

  • Phone:
  • Fax:

    (845) 808-1948

  • Email:
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The Planning Department is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday (except from mid-June through mid-September, when the hours are 8am to 4pm).

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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