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How many local governments in your community?

Our system of local government was constructed hundreds of years ago and is the product of historical accumulation. As a result, at the local level there exists overlap and duplication, resulting in high taxes, inefficiency and waste. In fact, there are more than 10,500 local governmental entities—including 62 counties, 932 towns, 555 villages and more than 7,000 special districts—imposing taxes and fees across New York State. Below is a map that shows how many governments are in your community. Place your cursor over your county to see how many.

Herkimer CountyOrleans CountyNiagara CountyMonroe CountyAllegany CountyWayne CountyCortland CountyGenesee CountyChautauqua CountySeneca County Wyoming CountyMontgomery CountyOnondaga CountyErie CountyLivingston CountyCayuga CountyCattaraugus CountyOswego CountyChemung CountySteuben County Madison CountySchenectady County Broome CountyOneida County Ontario County Tompkins County Chenango County Tioga CountyFulton County Washington County St. Lawrence County Yates CountyRensselaer County Franklin CountyClinton CountySullivan County Nassau CountyPutnam CountyRockland CountyOrange County Suffolk CountyAlbany County Ulster County Lewis County Jefferson CountyWestchester County Otsego CountyColumbia County Schoharie CountyDutchess CountyDelaware CountySaratoga County Greene CountyWarren County Essex County Richmond CountyBronx CountyQueens CountyNew York CountyKings CountySchuyler CountyHamilton CountyHerkimer CountyOrleans CountyNiagara CountyMonroe CountyAllegany CountyWayne CountyCortland CountyGenesee CountyChautauqua CountySeneca CountyWyoming CountyMontgomery CountyOnondaga CountyErie CountyLivingston CountyCayuga CountyCattaraugus CountyOswego CountyChemung CountySteuben CountyMadison CountySchenectady CountyBroome CountyOneida CountyOntario CountyTompkins CountyChenango CountyTioga CountyFulton CountyWashington CountySt. Lawrence CountyYates CountyRensselaer CountyFranklin CountyClinton CountySullivan CountyNassau CountyPutnam CountyRockland CountyOrange CountySuffolk CountyAlbany CountyUlster CountyLewis CountyJefferson CountyWestchester CountyOtsego CountyColumbia CountySchoharie CountyDutchess CountyDelaware CountySaratoga CountyGreene CountyWarren CountyEssex CountyRichmond CountyBronx CountyQueens CountyNew York CountyKings CountyHamilton CountySchuyler County
  • Albany County


    County: 1
    City: 3
    Town: 10
    Village: 6
    School District: 13
    Fire District: 20
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 12
    Lighting: 13
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 4
    Water: 13
    Other: 9
    Total Special Districts: 53
    Total Governments: 106
  • Allegany County


    County: 1
    City: -
    Town: 29
    Village: 10
    School District: 12
    Fire District: 8
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 25
    Lighting: 14
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 11
    Water: 15
    Other: 5
    Total Special Districts: 71
    Total Governments: 131
  • Broome County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 16
    Village: 7
    School District: 13
    Fire District: 8
    Drainage: 24
    Fire Protection: 33
    Lighting: 30
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 22
    Water: 38
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 150
    Total Governments: 196
  • Cattaraugus County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 32
    Village: 13
    School District: 13
    Fire District: 25
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 23
    Lighting: 18
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 22
    Water: 19
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 83
    Total Governments: 169
  • Cayuga County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 23
    Village: 9
    School District: 7
    Fire District: 13
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 10
    Lighting: 18
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 8
    Water: 21
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 60
    Total Governments: 114
  • Chautauqua County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 27
    Village: 15
    School District: 18
    Fire District: 18
    Drainage: 4
    Fire Protection: 33
    Lighting: 41
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 26
    Water: 42
    Other: 2
    Total Special Districts: 150
    Total Governments: 231
  • Chemung County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 11
    Village: 5
    School District: 3
    Fire District: 10
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 16
    Lighting: 16
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 1
    Water: 11
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 47
    Total Governments: 78
  • Chenango County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 21
    Village: 8
    School District: 8
    Fire District: 10
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 21
    Lighting: 17
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 1
    Water: 10
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 50
    Total Governments: 99
  • Clinton County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 14
    Village: 4
    School District: 8
    Fire District: 16
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 13
    Lighting: 29
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 20
    Water: 32
    Other: 5
    Total Special Districts: 99
    Total Governments: 143
  • Columbia County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 18
    Village: 4
    School District: 7
    Fire District: 16
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 17
    Lighting: 17
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 2
    Sewer: 5
    Water: 6
    Other: 3
    Total Special Districts: 50
    Total Governments: 97
  • Cortland County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 15
    Village: 3
    School District: 5
    Fire District: 10
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 5
    Lighting: 2
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 1
    Water: 4
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 12
    Total Governments: 47
  • Delaware County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 19
    Village: 9
    School District: 12
    Fire District: 25
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 4
    Lighting: 25
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 2
    Water: 12
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 43
    Total Governments: 109
  • Dutchess County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 20
    Village: 8
    School District: 13
    Fire District: 26
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 7
    Lighting: 25
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 34
    Water: 42
    Other: 8
    Total Special Districts: 119
    Total Governments: 189
  • Erie County


    County: 1
    City: 3
    Town: 25
    Village: 15
    School District: 29
    Fire District: 32
    Drainage: 144
    Fire Protection: 43
    Lighting: 427
    Park: 3
    Refuse & Garbage: 23
    Sewer: 119
    Water: 143
    Other: 37
    Total Special Districts: 939
    Total Governments: 1,044
  • Essex County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 18
    Village: 2
    School District: 11
    Fire District: 17
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 9
    Lighting: 7
    Park: 2
    Refuse & Garbage: 2
    Sewer: 23
    Water: 39
    Other: 2
    Total Special Districts: 85
    Total Governments: 134
  • Franklin County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 19
    Village: 6
    School District: 7
    Fire District: 2
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 21
    Lighting: 15
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 27
    Water: 34
    Other: 2
    Total Special Districts: 101
    Total Governments: 136
  • Fulton County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 10
    Village: 3
    School District: 7
    Fire District: 2
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 15
    Lighting: 2
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 5
    Water: 4
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 26
    Total Governments: 51
  • Genesee County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 13
    Village: 6
    School District: 8
    Fire District: 5
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 10
    Lighting: 0
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 8
    Water: 20
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 40
    Total Governments: 74
  • Greene County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 14
    Village: 5
    School District: 6
    Fire District: 12
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 14
    Lighting: 27
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 14
    Water: 12
    Other: 8
    Total Special Districts: 75
    Total Governments: 113
  • Hamilton County


    County: 1
    City: -
    Town: 9
    Village: 1
    School District: 7
    Fire District: 5
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 7
    Lighting: 0
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 1
    Water: 5
    Other: 2
    Total Special Districts: 16
    Total Governments: 39
  • Herkimer County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 19
    Village: 10
    School District: 11
    Fire District: 6
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 20
    Lighting: 19
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 6
    Water: 24
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 71
    Total Governments: 119
  • Jefferson County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 22
    Village: 20
    School District: 11
    Fire District: 16
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 15
    Lighting: 26
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 20
    Water: 35
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 98
    Total Governments: 169
  • Lewis County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 17
    Village: 9
    School District: 5
    Fire District: 3
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 18
    Lighting: 6
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 6
    Water: 23
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 54
    Total Governments: 89
  • Livingston County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 17
    Village: 9
    School District: 8
    Fire District: 7
    Drainage: 3
    Fire Protection: 11
    Lighting: 12
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 6
    Water: 20
    Other: 2
    Total Special Districts: 54
    Total Governments: 96
  • Madison County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 15
    Village: 9
    School District: 10
    Fire District: 10
    Drainage: 5
    Fire Protection: 16
    Lighting: 28
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 13
    Water: 35
    Other: 10
    Total Special Districts: 107
    Total Governments: 153
  • Monroe County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 20
    Village: 10
    School District: 18
    Fire District: 23
    Drainage: 102
    Fire Protection: 15
    Lighting: 161
    Park: 45
    Refuse & Garbage: 14
    Sewer: 62
    Water: 98
    Other: 54
    Total Special Districts: 551
    Total Governments: 624
  • Montgomery County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 10
    Village: 10
    School District: 5
    Fire District: 2
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 12
    Lighting: 2
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 3
    Water: 4
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 22
    Total Governments: 51
  • Nassau County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 3
    Village: 64
    School District: 56
    Fire District: 39
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 31
    Lighting: 3
    Park: 23
    Refuse & Garbage: 24
    Sewer: 5
    Water: 28
    Other: 25
    Total Special Districts: 140
    Total Governments: 305
  • Niagara County


    County: 1
    City: 3
    Town: 12
    Village: 5
    School District: 10
    Fire District: 2
    Drainage: 7
    Fire Protection: 12
    Lighting: 13
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 13
    Sewer: 18
    Water: 26
    Other: 3
    Total Special Districts: 92
    Total Governments: 125
  • Oneida County


    County: 1
    City: 3
    Town: 26
    Village: 19
    School District: 15
    Fire District: 18
    Drainage: 14
    Fire Protection: 26
    Lighting: 90
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 2
    Sewer: 36
    Water: 81
    Other: 19
    Total Special Districts: 268
    Total Governments: 350
  • Onondaga County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 19
    Village: 15
    School District: 18
    Fire District: 20
    Drainage: 177
    Fire Protection: 35
    Lighting: 188
    Park: 10
    Refuse & Garbage: 20
    Sewer: 220
    Water: 143
    Other: 74
    Total Special Districts: 867
    Total Governments: 941
  • Ontario County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 16
    Village: 8
    School District: 9
    Fire District: 7
    Drainage: 6
    Fire Protection: 25
    Lighting: 29
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 17
    Water: 37
    Other: 3
    Total Special Districts: 118
    Total Governments: 161
  • Orange County


    County: 1
    City: 3
    Town: 20
    Village: 17
    School District: 17
    Fire District: 38
    Drainage: 22
    Fire Protection: 7
    Lighting: 26
    Park: 3
    Refuse & Garbage: 9
    Sewer: 72
    Water: 54
    Other: 13
    Total Special Districts: 206
    Total Governments: 302
  • Orleans County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 10
    Village: 4
    School District: 5
    Fire District: 3
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 8
    Lighting: 9
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 1
    Water: 48
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 67
    Total Governments: 90
  • Oswego County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 22
    Village: 10
    School District: 9
    Fire District: 6
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 22
    Lighting: 22
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 15
    Water: 31
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 90
    Total Governments: 140
  • Otsego County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 24
    Village: 9
    School District: 12
    Fire District: 17
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 16
    Lighting: 32
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 4
    Water: 8
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 61
    Total Governments: 125
  • Putnam County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 6
    Village: 3
    School District: 6
    Fire District: 4
    Drainage: 6
    Fire Protection: 10
    Lighting: 10
    Park: 11
    Refuse & Garbage: 4
    Sewer: 12
    Water: 26
    Other: 10
    Total Special Districts: 89
    Total Governments: 109
  • Rensselaer County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 14
    Village: 6
    School District: 12
    Fire District: 26
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 16
    Lighting: 22
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 29
    Water: 36
    Other: 4
    Total Special Districts: 107
    Total Governments: 168
  • Rockland County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 5
    Village: 19
    School District: 9
    Fire District: 21
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 5
    Lighting: 7
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 2
    Sewer: 7
    Water: 0
    Other: 25
    Total Special Districts: 47
    Total Governments: 102
  • Saratoga County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 19
    Village: 9
    School District: 12
    Fire District: 20
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 14
    Lighting: 22
    Park: 11
    Refuse & Garbage: 4
    Sewer: 13
    Water: 39
    Other: 18
    Total Special Districts: 121
    Total Governments: 184
  • Schenectady County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 5
    Village: 2
    School District: 6
    Fire District: 17
    Drainage: 23
    Fire Protection: 7
    Lighting: 22
    Park: 10
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 16
    Water: 9
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 87
    Total Governments: 119
  • Schoharie County


    County: 1
    City: -
    Town: 16
    Village: 6
    School District: 6
    Fire District: 9
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 9
    Lighting: 8
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 3
    Water: 3
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 23
    Total Governments: 61
  • Schuyler County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 8
    Village: 4
    School District: 2
    Fire District:
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 12
    Lighting: 1
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 2
    Water: 4
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 19
    Total Governments: 34
  • Seneca County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 10
    Village: 5
    School District: 4
    Fire District: 3
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 14
    Lighting: 7
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 9
    Water: 14
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 47
    Total Governments: 70
  • St. Lawrence County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 32
    Village: 13
    School District: 17
    Fire District: 15
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 31
    Lighting: 33
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 15
    Water: 19
    Other: 2
    Total Special Districts: 100
    Total Governments: 179
  • Steuben County


    County: 1
    City: 2
    Town: 32
    Village: 13
    School District: 13
    Fire District: 14
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 30
    Lighting: 20
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 9
    Water: 16
    Other: 3
    Total Special Districts: 78
    Total Governments: 153
  • Suffolk County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 10
    Village: 31
    School District: 69
    Fire District: 93
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 34
    Lighting: 21
    Park: 10
    Refuse & Garbage: 21
    Sewer: 11
    Water: 18
    Other: 84
    Total Special Districts: 200
    Total Governments: 404
  • Sullivan County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 15
    Village: 6
    School District: 8
    Fire District: 34
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 13
    Lighting: 45
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 26
    Water: 20
    Other: 7
    Total Special Districts: 112
    Total Governments: 176
  • Tioga County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 9
    Village: 6
    School District: 6
    Fire District: 9
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 3
    Lighting: 11
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 2
    Water: 2
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 18
    Total Governments: 49
  • Tompkins County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 9
    Village: 6
    School District: 7
    Fire District: 5
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 7
    Lighting: 18
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 11
    Water: 28
    Other: 1
    Total Special Districts: 66
    Total Governments: 95
  • Ulster County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 20
    Village: 3
    School District: 10
    Fire District: 41
    Drainage: 8
    Fire Protection: 13
    Lighting: 49
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 18
    Water: 24
    Other: 7
    Total Special Districts: 120
    Total Governments: 196
  • Warren County


    County: 1
    City: 1
    Town: 11
    Village: 1
    School District: 9
    Fire District: 6
    Drainage: 1
    Fire Protection: 9
    Lighting: 10
    Park: 2
    Refuse & Garbage: 1
    Sewer: 11
    Water: 20
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 54
    Total Governments: 83
  • Washington County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 17
    Village: 9
    School District: 11
    Fire District: 1
    Drainage: 2
    Fire Protection: 25
    Lighting: 8
    Park: 1
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 2
    Water: 6
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 44
    Total Governments: 83
  • Wayne County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 15
    Village: 9
    School District: 11
    Fire District: 14
    Drainage: 3
    Fire Protection: 18
    Lighting: 24
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 2
    Sewer: 11
    Water: 32
    Other: 8
    Total Special Districts: 98
    Total Governments: 148
  • Westchester County


    County: 1
    City: 6
    Town: 19
    Village: 23
    School District: 47
    Fire District: 28
    Drainage: 16
    Fire Protection: 28
    Lighting: 21
    Park: 15
    Refuse & Garbage: 5
    Sewer: 141
    Water: 54
    Other: 21
    Total Special Districts: 301
    Total Governments: 425
  • Wyoming County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 16
    Village: 9
    School District: 5
    Fire District: 4
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 18
    Lighting: 13
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 3
    Water: 6
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 40
    Total Governments: 75
  • Yates County


    County: 1
    City:
    Town: 9
    Village: 3
    School District: 2
    Fire District: 3
    Drainage: 0
    Fire Protection: 8
    Lighting: 2
    Park: 0
    Refuse & Garbage: 0
    Sewer: 2
    Water: 9
    Other: 0
    Total Special Districts: 21
    Total Governments: 39
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