Ulster County Land Use Referral Guide

Table of Contents | Documents and Planning Guides | Appendices and Forms

The Ulster County Planning Board (UCPB) Land Use Referral Guide provides information on the General Municipal Law 239 –l, -m, & -n Referral Process that governs reviews by UCPB. This guide contains policies and procedures that should be utilized at the earliest stages of the land use approval process. it is available in both PDF and web/online format.  The updated Referral Guide is complemented by the Community Design Manual.

Table of Contents

  • About this Guide
  • Referral Process Basics
  • Meeting Policies and Procedures: The UCPB's Monthly Meeting
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Ulster County Comprehensive Planning: How UCPB Policies Relate to Referrals
  • Guidelines: Guidance for UCPB Referral Recommendations
  • Using the Community Design Manual
  • The Community Design Manual 

Documents and Planning Guides

Ulster County Planning Board Referral Guide (Printable Version)
Access Management Guidelines (PDF)
Bike and Pedestrian Primer (PDF)
Transportation Strategies For Quality Communities (PDF)
Outdoor Lighting Planner's Memorandum (PDF)
Mining Planner's Memorandum (PDF)
Planning Ulster Planning Guide: Local Wetland Regulations (PDF)

Appendices and Forms

UCPB Referral Form (Fillable PDF Document)
Sample Referring Agency Exception's Agreement
NYS General Municipal Law Article 13 Section 239 -l, -m, & - n
Ulster County Charter Article VII Department of Planning
Variance Review Sheet
NYSDOT Highway Design Manual (off-site link)
Ulster County Department of Highway and Bridges: Subdivision Requirements
Ulster County Department of Highway and Bridges: Private Driveway Requirements
New York State Realty Subdivision Laws: Article 11, Title II Public Health Law and Article 17, Title 15, Environmental Conservation Law
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Permit Requirements By Ulster County