N.Y. County Law Section 216
Location of county offices


The board of supervisors shall have power to select and change the site of any county office or building within the county except as hereinafter provided. No site or location for any county jail shall be selected or acquired by such board of supervisors which shall not have been approved by the state commission of correction. No courthouse, civil office of the sheriff, office of the county clerk, county treasurer, clerk of the board of supervisors or board of elections, now or hereafter located in a city or village, shall be removed beyond the limits of such city or village without the approval of a proposition therefor by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the county voting thereon at a general or special election. The clerk of the board of supervisors shall cause a notice of such election to be published in the official newspapers once a week for six weeks previous to such election; and shall on or before the first day of publication cause such notice to be posted upon the bulletin board at the office of each city and town clerk in the county. The notice shall state the time of the election, the name of the office or building and the proposed site thereof by a description in general terms sufficient for readily identifying the proposed site. The clerk shall cause a certificate to be filed with the board of elections stating the proposition to be submitted on or before the first publication. Nothing herein shall be deemed to dispense with any required approval of a site or building by any state officer or department. In the event the board of supervisors proposes changing the present site or sites, as the case may be, of two or more of the above specified offices or buildings from their present site or sites, as the case may be, to one site, such proposal may be contained in one proposition without the necessity of allowing a separate vote on each of the offices or buildings concerned, and in such case, the proposition and the notice of such election shall state, as to each office or building affected, the name of the office or building, the present location thereof by reference to the city or village, as the case may be, and the proposed site thereof by a description in general terms sufficient for readily identifying the proposed site.

Source: Section 216 — Location of county offices, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CNT/216 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Compensation of supervisors
201
Compensation of officers
202
Publication of compensation and expenses of supervisors in certain counties
203
Expenses incurred in the performance of official duty
204
Positions of employment
205
Compensation of employees
205‑A
Certain pilot projects
206
Hours of work and office hours
206‑A
Business in county offices on holidays and Saturdays
207
Vacations
208
Books and records
209
Investigations
210
Examination and post audit
211
Printed and electronically recorded proceedings of the board
212
Designation of depositaries
214
Designation of newspapers
215
County property
216
Location of county offices
217
County jail
217‑A
Qualification for employment as a county correction officer
218
Courthouses and judicial expenditures
218‑A
County detention facilities for juvenile delinquents and persons in need of supervision
218‑B
Prisoner furlough program in county jails and penitentiaries
219
Reforested lands
220
County planning board
220‑A
Water quality management agency
221
County park commission
222
Cemeteries
223
Flood control and soil conservation
223‑A
The board of supervisors of any county may appropriate such sums as it may deem proper, not exceeding three thousand dollars in any one y...
223‑B
EMS training and mutual aid programs
224
Optional appropriations and contracts for public benefit services
224‑A
Elimination of noxious weeds
224‑B
Cooperative extension area and statewide program specialist
225
Optional appropriations for public benefit services administered by the board
225‑A
Fire training and mutual aid programs
225‑B
Contracts for visiting nursing services
226
Monuments and memorials
226‑A
Patriotic observances
226‑B
Solid waste management
226‑C
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
226‑C*2
Waiver of fees for veterans organizations
226‑C*3
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
226‑D
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
226‑E
Waiver of fees for veterans’ organizations
227
Legalizing acts
228
Disputed town boundaries
229
Erection and dissolution of towns
231
Expenses of police officer or peace officer injured in line of duty
232
County officers’ and county executives’ associations
233
Procedure on tax limit increase
233‑A
Amounts to be included or excluded in computing constitutional taxing power
233‑B
Payment in lieu of taxes for property acquired for park or recreational purposes
234
Additional powers granted under other laws
234‑A
Service of notice in relation to constitutionality of local law, ordinance, rule or regulation of a county
235
The board of supervisors by resolution may appoint a committee of citizens of the county to act in an advisory capacity to any committee,...
236
County plumbing licensing
236‑A
County master electrician licensing
236‑B
County electrical inspector licensing
237
Alcoholic beverage control

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 216’s source at nysenate​.gov

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