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The primary objective of the Office for the Aging is to be the lead advocate for the older population of Sullivan County.  All the programs sponsored or directly operated by this office are designed to give choices to older people, with the hope that through these choices they will be able to remain in their own homes and communities as long as possible.

Located in the Town of Bethel, the Sullivan County International Airport occupies a 600 acre hilltop, approximately five miles northwest of the Village of Monticello, and 90 miles northwest of New York City.

The mission of the Sullivan County Office of Audit and Control is to audit and process all lawful claims or charges against the County or against funds for which the County is responsible; to promote accountability throughout the County government; and to provide various types of audit functions and services to all of our County’s departments.

The Care Center at Sunset Lake is a skilled nursing facility providing care 7 days a week, 24-hour a day. The facility is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and offers skilled restorative care in a therapeutic environment for those who need rehabilitative care as well as a therapeutic environment for those who can no longer live independently.

A high-quality local workforce is a critical part of a stable economy.  By building and strengthening the workforce of Sullivan County we can accomplish several things.

It is the legislative intent of this Charter to provide for the orderly government and management of the County of Sullivan. It is also the intent of this Charter to provide for a government that is efficient, effective, accountable, inclusive, open, and environmentally and fiscally responsible. Consistent with this intent, this Charter allocates duties and responsibilities in County Government.

The Department of Community Services is the Local Government Unit for the development of behavioral health service plans for Sullivan County. The Department provides funding for community based behavioral health services.

As per the Charter of the County of Sullivan, the Coroners shall have all duties and powers now or hereafter conferred or imposed by New York State law. The County has four elected Coroners.

The County Attorney is counsel for the County of Sullivan and for all County officials, boards, divisions, commissioners, department heads, and employees.

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This site is intended to inform you of the records and services available at the Sullivan County Clerk's Office. We hope that you will find this site user-friendly and that it will aid you in researching how our County Clerk's Office functions.

The County of Sullivan has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the county, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the county.

Each legislator represents one of nine legislative districts representing approximately 8,400 people. Since most legislators are also employed in the private sector of our community or own small businesses, many have two full-time jobs. However, as a citizen-representative each legislator brings a unique perspective and special expertise from his or her own profession and geographic area.

The County Manager of Sullivan County is appointed by the nine members of the Sullivan County Legislature.  The County Manager is responsible for the overall administration of County government, as well as providing and coordinating staff services to the County Legislature, Chair of the Legislature and its committees.  Duties of the County Manager include preparation of the Sullivan County Operating and Capital Budgets, appointment of County Commissioners and department heads (subject to confirmation by the Legislature), execution and enforcement of County laws, and efficient implementation of County initiatives as set forth by the Legislature.

The County Treasurer is statutorily the Chief Fiscal Officer of the County and the real property delinquent tax collection and enforcement officer. The office is comprised of several departments: accounting, real property tax collection, real property tax administration, room tax enforcement, and solid waste revenue collection.

The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal cases from police agencies within Sullivan County, New York. Additionally, the Office is involved in investigations and arrests, particularly in the area of narcotics, in conjunction with State and Federal task forces that operate in the Mid-Hudson region. In addition, the District Attorney’s Office helped initiate the Family Violence Response Team, which is a multi disciplinary unit designed to investigate and arrest violent and sexual offenders of children.
 

The Sullivan County Board of Elections is responsible for the honest and efficient operations of all National, State, County, City, and Local elections in our County.

The Sullivan County Legislature has determined that the installation, repair and improvement of electrical services and wiring in residential and commercial structures is a unique occupation requiring experience and skills not commonly required by persons performing other occupations.  The improper installation repair and improvement of electrical wiring may create hazardous conditions for the occupants and community.  The County Legislature finds the licensing of electricians is a fair and effective method to protect the public.  The Board of Electrical Licensing of Sullivan County has been formed to insure the directives of the Sullivan County Legislature are followed.

To operate and sell shovel-ready lots within the Emerald Corporate Park for commercial office uses.

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To provide all residents of and visitors to Sullivan County with professional, expedient and efficient 911 dispatch services for all fire, EMS and police emergency calls.  To answer all non-emergency calls promptly, professionally and courteously and either resolve the callers issue or refer the caller to the appropriate person or agency that can resolve the issue.

NY-ALERT, the State’s all hazards alert and notification system, offers one-stop shopping through which State agencies, county and local governments, emergency service agencies and institutions of high learning can provide emergency information to a defined audience be it local, county, regional or state wide.

It is the mission of the Sullivan County Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to provide the leadership, support, education, and cooperation necessary to enable the Emergency Medical Service Agencies serving Sullivan County to provide the best emergency medical care possible through a lasting and professional partnership with the men and women of the Sullivan County Emergency Medical Services System.

The Department of Family Services is one of five Departments within the Division of Health and Family Services. DFS is Sullivan County's local district for social services which administers all phases of social services and public assistance programs as defined in NYS Social Services Law.

The Department of Family Services is one of five Departments within the Division of Health and Family Services. DFS is Sullivan County's local district for social services which administers all phases of social services and public assistance programs as defined in NYS Social Services Law.

Welcome to the Sullivan County Bureau of Fire website. We have prepared this site to be a source of information about who we are and how we operate. The Bureau of Fire staff is ready to support the emergency service agencies of Sullivan County and to ensure that we work together for the common goal of providing the best response to the people of Sullivan County.

The mission of the Sullivan County Department of Grants Administration (DGA) is to facilitate access to discretionary external funding for Sullivan County Departments, while improving the administration and management of existing grant resources.

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The mission for the division is to provide consolidated, efficient and cost effective services for county residents.  The commissioner provides administrative oversight for the following departments:  Adult Care Center, Community Services, Family Services, Office For Aging, Public Health Services, Youth Bureau

The Human Rights Commission was created in October, 2005 to foster good relationships among communities and groups of people in Sullivan County.  Together We Stand.  We all have a shared purpose, to make Sullivan County the best possible place to live regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, age, disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation/preference, marital status or a criminal conviction only to the extent provided by Correction Law 752.

Information Technology Services (ITS) is a business process service bureau that provides services and information to all County Divisions, several local governmental units (assessors, law enforcement, etc.), 1,042 internal customers (users), vendor and service accounts and 1562 computer and server accounts. ITS is responsible for over 408 applications, copy/print/scan services, fax and VoIP/legacy phone systems, and provides systems support, maintenance, enhancements and new development for all major systems applications.

The Sullivan County Office of Management and Budget exists to support Sullivan County's fiscal integrity, accountability, and performance by providing budgeting, fiscal, analytical, operational policy and management support to the County Manager, Board of Legislators, Commissioners and Departments.  It is our mission to ensure that the financial investment of all Sullivan County taxpayers is managed in a responsible manner.

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Acting as an agent for the state of New York, the Sullivan County Clerk administers the County's Motor Vehicle Bureau.

Sullivan County through its Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains Lake Superior State Park, The Delaware and Hudson Canal Linear Park, Stone Arch Bridge Historical Park, Minisink Battleground Park, Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park, Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History and the Sullivan County Museum for its residents and visitors. Our parks and museums can provide you with a wide variety of recreational and historical opportunities. We hope you will take some time to visit one or all of our parks and museums.

Welcome to the Sullivan County Personnel Department's website. Sullivan County has a workforce of approximately 1,200 employees. It is the Personnel Department's responsibility to ensure qualified applicants are available to fill any vacancies within the various county departments, local municipalities, school districts, special districts and special jurisdictions by posting and administering civil service tests and providing lists of eligible candidates pursuant to New York State Civil Service Law. 

The Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management is responsible for the creation of programs that foster orderly development and redevelopment of the County's physical infrastructure in a manner that conserves natural resources while providing economic opportunity for area residents. The Division of Planning also offers technical assistance to local municipalities and assists with the development of land use policies.

Sullivan County Probation Department takes a proactive approach to law enforcement and treatment strategies in the rehabilitation and monitoring of offenders in the community. A continuum of comprehensive services is used to facilitate the re-socialization of offenders to preserve public safety. Partnerships and cooperation with other law enforcement agencies are constantly being developed and fostered to better ensure the safety and quality of life for the citizens of Sullivan County.

The mission of the local County Health Department - Sullivan County Public Health Services, is to prevent illness and disease, and to protect and promote public health within the framework of New York State Public Health law.

The Sullivan County Division of Public Works and Solid Waste provides a wide range of essential services to county residents and visitors.  More than 200 dedicated staff in the division’s fifteen (15) departments work designing, maintaining and repairing roads and bridges,  plowing snow, operating and maintaining county buildings and parks as well as fueling, maintaining and repairing the County’s vehicle fleet. The division also operates the Sullivan County Sanitary Landfill, transfer stations, recycling program and sponsors County cleanup initiatives. The Division maintains and operates the Sullivan County International Airport  and provides Weights and Measures  services to insure sale quantity accuracy within the County. Through these challenging tasks, the dedicated professionals in the Division of  Public Works  are proud to play an essential role in making Sullivan County a great place to live, work, and play.

The Purchasing Department is responsible for all purchases of materials, and execution of all contracts for services, capital projects and supplies for the Sullivan County Departments and their facilities. Our objective is to obtain the best quality products and services for the best price, in a fair open and competitive manner.

Purchasing is responsible for initiating and maintaining effective and professional relationships with vendors and the various County Department employees, and to serve as the exclusive channel through which all requests for County purchases and price quotations are handled.

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The mission of the Sullivan County Real Property Tax Services Agency is primarily to fulfill the requirements of the New York State Law and Regulations to achieve and maintain equitable assessments throughout the County of Sullivan.  In order to create and preserve tax equity within and between the municipalities located in the County of Sullivan, this agency is responsible to produce and maintain tax maps.  These tax maps display the configuration and location of parcels within the towns, villages and special districts throughout the County of Sullivan.

The Department of Risk Management and Insurance is responsible for the comprehensive risk management program that is in place to protect and insure the assets of the County of Sullivan. The Risk Management and Insurance Department oversees various employee benefit programs such as; health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance and voluntary (member funded) programs. This office also administers our retiree health insurance benefits for our 300+ retirees. The Department of Risk Management seeks to reduce the County’s total cost of risk. Where appropriate, we place the responsibility for potential loss on other parties through the purchase of commercial insurance coverage or contractual obligations. The Risk Management and Insurance Department also administers the Self Funded Worker’s Compensation Program. This program covers the County employees, the employees of the Community College, as well as the employees of the Town, Villages and Fire and Ambulance companies in the County of Sullivan.

It is the mission of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office to provide professional, high quality and effective law enforcement services in partnership with criminal justice entities, county, local government and the public. We believe that our work has a vital and positive impact on the quality of life in our communities.

The Division of Solid Waste manages Sullivan County's solid waste disposal program, including the county landfill and materials recovery facility in Monticello, along with five (5) recycling / transfer stations throughout the county.  Sullivan County does not handle waste hauling, nor does the county recommend waste haulers.

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To develop and coordinate a comprehensive DWI counter-measure program to deter the incidence of drunk driving and the occurrence of alcohol related traffic injuries and fatalities.

Sullivan Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation is an independent limited development corporation and a New York State Public Authority. The mission of Sullivan Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation is to acquire, hold, sell, pledge and otherwise manage the rights of Sullivan County to receive payments from cigarette manufacturers under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement for the benefit of Sullivan County and for the public purpose of lessening the burdens of government of Sullivan County.

The Sullivan County Office of Sustainable Energy (OSE) works to develop cost effective projects, policies and practices that make County operations and our surrounding community more sustainable, resilient, healthy, energy efficient and environmentally responsible. The OSE works to achieve these goals in County operations and throughout the community by providing research, analysis, strategies, informational outreach and project support on a range of issues relating to sustainability, and by working in close coordination with numerous County departments, local and state agencies and community organizations to maximize the resources available to the County and its residents.

The Sullivan County Transportation Department provides Open Public Transportation. There are two (2) round-trip routes, one of which runs on Thursdays and covers the Highland Township Area with transportation to Monticello. The second route runs on Fridays and covers the Delaware Township area to Monticello.

The county Veterans Service Agency is here to provide entitlement information and advocacy assistance to military personnel, to military veterans, and their dependents in matters related to federal, state and local benefits.  We are not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs; we are a county agency dedicated to serving veterans and their families.  We are knowledgeable on the huge array of programs, benefits and services that are available to our veterans.

The mission of the Sullivan County Government Wellness Committee is to promote a healthy place to work and promote a worksite culture that supports employees’ desire to make healthy lifestyle choices.

The Youth Bureau is a department within county government that advances positive youth development.