Oneida County Department of Planning

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Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program (HOCCPP)
Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study (HOCTS)

The Planning organization in Oneida County and Herkimer County is somewhat unique in New York State.  This uniqueness is a result of the interrelationship of three major planning organizations that are housed in one location, the programmatic emphasis of various planning activities, and the common link of the professional staffs.

The combined staff serves the Oneida County Department of Planning, the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program (also known as the Regional Planning Board), and the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Study. The Planning Department also contracts with Herkimer County to provide staff services to the Herkimer County Planning Board.

Planning activities are conducted at both the county and regional levels with extensive local assistance provided to the area's cities, towns & villages.

Our constituents are provided with the most reliable up-to-date and comprehensive information needed to make critical decisions which ultimately affect the area's land development, natural environment, transportation systems, human services, criminal justice, and economic development potential.

The planning activities within Herkimer and Oneida Counties are typically categorized and focus on: Transportation Planning, Land Use and Zoning, Human Services Planning, Census and Statistics, Water Resources and Environmental Planning, GIS Mapping, and Economic Development. Additional information about these program areas is included within the links provided.

The Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program is also a member of the New York State Association of Regional Councils.  Additional information can be found at NYSARC

Oneida County Main Street Program

The Oneida County Main Street Program was developed to provide county-level support to local municipalities’ downtown development projects and to assist in the redesign of local main streets to be equitably and safely accessible for visitors of all ages and abilities utilizing all modes of travel. The Main Street Program aims to improve safety, provide better access to local businesses, allow people to move safely on foot, accommodate bicyclists, support climate smart investments, provide a sense of place and enhance communities.

You can access the program’s Application & Information Packet here.

You can access the program’s Guidebook here.

Broadband Assessment Survey

Oneida County is assessing access and reliability of broadband services for our residents and businesses. Please visit to participate in a survey hosted by the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District. The survey will be open until August 7, 2021.

The survey results will be used to help develop a plan for improving internet access throughout the region and provide the basis for securing federal and state grants to implement the plan. All information will be kept confidential. Those who would like to participate, but do not have internet or cellular phone access, can contact MVEDD at ‪(315) 838-5398 for assistance.

Web Mapping Applications





James J. Genovese
Oneida County Department of Planning &
Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program
321 Main Street
Utica, New York 13501