Local Laws Database (NY Dept. of State)
Local Laws adopted by the legislative body of a local government (county, city, town or village) are filed with the Department of State pursuant to section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. Additionally, the legislative body of each county is required to provide the Secretary of State with a complete codification of all local laws (“county code”) in effect that it has adopted. The NY Department of State maintains an electronic database of local laws and county codes. The database contains local laws filed with the Department of State on or after January 1, 1998. It also includes county codes filed on or after April 1, 2015. Local laws and county codes filed with the Department of State are usually included in the Local Laws Database within two business days.