New York State Local Government
New York State has four different kinds of local governments that are considered municipalities: County, City, Town, and Village.
“There are 1,607 general purpose local governments in New York State, each with its own governing body and taxing authority... New York also houses many other special purposes governments and districts that impact a resident’s tax bill.”1 New York’s local governments include more than 4,200 taxing jurisdictions, some as large as counties and others as small as school or fire districts.2
If you cannot find a local code online, you may need to contact the local government office directly, or visit a New York State Public Access Law Library to view the code in print.
New York City Laws
To search or browse the New York City Charter or the New York City Administrative Code, visit the New York City Government Website Law Department page under the Public Resources section here.
Want to learn more about how the New York City Government is organized? Download the NYC Organizational Chart here.
Local Laws Across the Country
The best place to search for a statutory code of a specific location within a state is to start at that locality's government website. Often the links to the code will be found there.
You can also search for locality codes at these websites. Links to codes for counties, towns, cities and villages throughout the United States are provided. Neither website contains all of the codes, however it is a good place to start.