LGe Technical Assistance

Government Reorganization

In New York State, local governments may consider consolidation into a single entity. For example, two towns may have determined that rather than exist as two separate municipal entities, consolidating into a single town would result in tax savings or service efficiencies.

Communities considering consolidation may be eligible for a Local Government Efficiency grant to assist with studying the feasibility of consolidation or to assist with the consolidation itself.

Resources & Publications

The Department of State has prepared a number of resources to help communities better understand municipal mergers, consolidations, and dissolutions.

The Reorganization of Local Government (PDF, 4 pages)

Guide to the Reorganization of School Districts in New York State »

Intergovernmental Cooperation »

Legal Framework for Providing Local Government Services » (NYS Assembly)

Villages dissolved since 1900 & incorporated since 1940 »

More Resources and Publications »

Studies & Reports

The New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act (PDF, 41 pages)

The Citizen’s Guide to Petitioning for Local Government Consolidation or Dissolution
(PDF, 14 pages)

More Studies and Reports »