A voter may qualify to vote by absentee ballot if their duties, occupation, business or vacation requires them to be absent from their county of residence on election day or if they will be confined by illness, physical disability or for some other reason either on a temporary or permanent basis.
The ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY program, a Monroe County Department of Transportation sponsored initiative, looks for community-minded companies, clubs, or organizations to signal their commitment to keeping Monroe County looking good by adopting stretches of highway and pledging to keep them litter-free.
The Office for the Aging and Adult Services is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding and advocating for programs and services which meet the needs of Monroe County residents age 60 and over. Services are targeted to individuals with the greatest social and/or economic need, placing emphasis on serving those older persons who are low-income, minority and/or those with physical and mental disabilities.
The Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) provides vital air transportation services to cities in the northeast and to major hubs in the Midwest. In addition, it serves as an important economic component of the air transportation network connecting Western New York to other parts of the nation and the world.
Your Gateway to the World! Whether you are a Rochesterian or a visitor, the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) provides the utmost in air travel services to accommodate your individual needs. The ROC features a modern two-story terminal, enclosed parking garage, and two-level roadway with separate avenues for arrivals and departures. It is a medium hub airport which handles 220 flights per day to over 20 cities (22 airports), serves more than 2.5 million passengers annually, and houses the operations of 16 air transportation providers.
Real time flight informaion is available at your fingertips. Visit the link below to view Arriving Flight, select Departures and view flights leaving GRIA and select the airplane icon in the right column of any flight segment in-process (meaning it has left the terminal but left to arrive at the destination) and see real-time flight status.
The Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) is centrally located with a hotel on the property, many nearby and more with an easy drive or complimentary shuttle ride - see the kiosk in the terminal for hotels serving the airport with a shuttle.
The Greater Rochester International Airport, always the most convenient place to fly from, is now better than ever with more competitive fares and easy on-site parking. Zoom in, zoom out — parking at the Greater Rochester International Airport is fast, convenient and close to the terminal.
Skycaps can assist individuals with their luggage and are available to transport disabled individuals by wheelchair to and from aircraft gates. Skycaps are also available at baggage claim to assist arriving passengers.
The Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Division plans, implements, and monitors Monroe County’s ATI initiatives, grants, programs, policies and contracts. The ATI program utilizes services from community agencies including Pre-Trial Services Corporation of the Monroe County Bar Association.
HIV is a virus that can cause AIDS. The HIV antibody test can tell if you have been infected by the virus. The anonymous HIV counseling and testing program provides counseling to discuss your concerns about HIV infection and AIDS. Counselors can help you identify ways to reduce your risk. Free anonymous HIV antibody testing with appropriate referrals is available through the New York State Health Department in Rochester. No names are used.
The Asset Partner Network provides an opportunity for communities, schools organizations and individuals through out Monroe County to come together and share information about asset building efforts and asset builder stories that are occurring within their communities.
This division was conceptually developed through collaboration with the Monroe County Bar Association. It reflects an enhanced effort by the County to coordinate and fund the work of private attorneys appointed by the court to represent indigent clients. While the Public Defender’s Office usually provides legal services to indigent persons, occasions often arise in which two or more such individuals are accused of involvement in the same crime.
With the passage of Kendra’s Law in 1999, the Monroe County Office of Mental Health assumed new responsibilities for the operation of an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program. The AOT Program serves individuals with serious mental illness who have high service needs and present histories of treatment noncompliance and are at-risk of hurting themselves or others.
You may get your own record, but only parents-of-record or a legal guardian (showing a Court order) may obtain someone else’s record. Anyone else must present a notarized letter of permission from an authorized person.
Curbside Blue Box pick-ups are sent to the Monroe County Recycling Facility which is designed to efficiently sort recyclable materials. The design of the facility is simple. Two large conveyors (one for paper and one for containers) move materials to various platforms where mechanical or hand sorting directs each type of recyclable material to a baler (paper, plastic, aluminum, steel) or to an outside storage bunker (glass).
The Board of Elections conducts all national, state, county, city and town elections in Monroe County. National elections now require compliance with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). New York State Legislation identifies additional requirements and implementation procedures.
The Frontier Business Hub is open from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. to provide business professionals with a quiet and convenient site to complete those important business tasks. Private work stations, data ports and telephones are conveniences available in the business center. Work station utilization is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. The Frontier Business Hub has wired and wireless Internet. The wireless Internet is free of charge and can be accessed from Concourse A through the main food court/observatory area to Concourse B.
Capacity Building (formerly Best Practices Partnership) Mission
The Best Practices Partnership is a voluntary group of management level youth and family providers that come together to learn, share, communicate, plan and empower each other. Along with the Best Practices Implementation Team, funders, organizations, staff, youth and families, the Partnership identifies and develops the critical organizational elements and functions that must be impacted to implement and maintain best practice consistent with Community Youth Development philosophy.
We provide the service and efficiency your shipping operations demand with outstanding cargo facilities, congestion-free air space, a wide selection of commercial carriers, U.S. Customs and a location in easy reach of major U.S. markets.
Certificates of Eligibility or Home Loan Guarantees are also furnished through the Veterans Administration. The local representative is Phil Ditch with an office located in the VA Outpatient Clinic at 465 Westfall Road, 14620.
Chemical dependency services include inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment, community residential living, prevention, intervention, education, information and referral and specialized services. Residential and inpatient services include crisis care, detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation, residential treatment homes, halfway houses and supportive apartments. Outpatient services are provided at varying levels of intensity, from abuse groups to intensive outpatient and rehabilitative programs.
The Monroe County Department of Public Health, Child and Family Health Services Division consists of four areas that serve children and families in Monroe County: 1. WIC (Women, Infants and Children; 2. Children With Special Health Care Needs; 3. Community Health Workers; 4. Family Bereavement.
The Child Passenger Safety program of the Monroe County Traffic Safety Unit promotes proper use of child restraint seats by training technicians to conduct safety seat fitting stations and public checkpoints along with performing child restraint seat training. Beginning March 27, 2005, New York State Law will require that children, up to their 7th birthdate, need to be restrained in a federally approved child restraint system.
In 1883, the New York State Legislature passed the Civil Service Law which affected appointments in state government and cities. The law was amended in 1909 and again in 1958 and continues to be amended by the State Legislature. Civil Service Law sets rules for appointment, promotion, and discipline of government employees. These rules apply to the state and all of its civil divisions, including cities, towns, villages, school districts, community colleges, special districts and authorities, and counties.
The Civil Service examinations listed are either open to the public or limited, if indicated, to a promotional field of employees in Monroe County government or to employees in one or more of the Monroe County civil service jurisdictions.
Check out the On-line Office of the Monroe County Clerk. Mortgages, Deeds, Legal Filings and other documents are just a click away. If it's on a public computer terminal in our office, it's now available in your office, your home -- anywhere you have access to the Internet! So, the next time you need a copy of a record from the Monroe County Clerk's Office -- Don't wait in line...Go on-line!
The Monroe County Communications Department serves as the central source of county information for its employees, the general public and the media. Serving as the vital link between local government and the people it serves, the Communications Department’s goal is to effectively communicate and promote government policies and programs.
The Community Development Administration receives two grants from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grant.
The Community Health Worker Program offers services to pregnant women. Each woman who joins the program receives visits in her home from a Community Health Worker. The support and information provided by the Community Health Worker help women to have a healthy pregnancy.
Each county in New York State is required under NYS Mental Hygiene Law to have a Community Services Board. In Monroe County, the Community Services Board (CSB) acts in an advisory capacity to the Director of Mental Health. The CSB is comprised of fifteen (15) persons from the community that have demonstrated an interest in the field of services for persons with mental disabilities.
Applications for these titles are accepted on a continuous basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be rated and given a score based on an evaluation of education (training) and experience. There will be no written, oral, or performance test.
A public office prescribed for by the New York State Constitution, County Clerks can historically trace their roots back all the way to 13th century England, King John and Magna Carta. In Monroe County, our first County Clerk was none other than Nathaniel Rochester. Cheryl Dinolfo is the current Monroe County Clerk. She is the 37th person to hold this office.
These job announcements are for continuous recruitment positions, provisional positions(positions where there is no active civil service eligible list) and other job opportunities in Monroe County government that applications are currently being accepted for.
You can contact any Monroe County Department by e-mail. Your e-mail will be directed to the specific department you are visiting. Our policy is to respond to you as soon as possible. If you do not receive a response from a department within an acceptable timeframe for you, please contact the Monroe County website administrator. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to assisting you.
County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA)
The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) is a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation and governmental agency. Its purpose is to encourage established businesses to expand locally and to attract new industries to the Greater Rochester area. The agency’s primary goal is to help businesses create and retain jobs.
The Communications department is responsible for a number of county communications functions such as media relations, social marketing, public information activities, emergency response, graphic coordination and special events planning.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit program relying on cooperation between the Police Department, news media, and citizens of Monroe County. Crime Stoppers encourages people to call the Police Department with information to solve ANY crimes already committed or those about to occur. Rewards of up to $5,000 are available to callers if the information they supply results in an arrest and indictment of a criminal.
Please fill out this form and submit it to Monroe County Veterans Service Agency. Make sure to be specific about your request. Although we provide many services, there are other agencies/services that we use for referrals.
Only a surviving spouse, parent, child or attorney (for deceased or someone making a claim against the deceased) is automatically entitled to a death certificate. All others must provide documentation of need for the record or present a notarized letter of permission from an authorized person.
Developmental Disabilities Services funded through the Monroe County Office of Mental Health include pre-vocational and vocational day services (day training, sheltered workshop and supported employment programs)and a variety of community support programs.
The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office is charged with prosecuting felony and misdemeanor crimes and violations perpetrated against the citizens of Monroe County. With 70 attorneys and support staff of 68, the DA’s Office is one of the largest law firms in Monroe County. Based on caseload (5,550 felony arraignments, 28,399 non-felony arraignments in 2002), the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office ranks in the top ten offices in counties statewide.
DMV information is available by telephone at 1-800-CALL-DMV (1-800-225-5368)or call the Monroe County Auto License Bureau 24-hour Hot Line at 585 753-1604. In addition to a 24 hour automated service, live operators are available during normal business hours.
Monroe County has an extensive bidders list for most commodities. A reasonable number of specifications are mailed to bidders who bid the commodity previously or suggested vendor listings from the county end users. We are open for business from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our offices are located in Room 200 of the County Office Building (39 W. Main St.) in Downtown Rochester on the corner of West Main and Fitzhugh Streets.
GIS makes available for download a variety of town and thematic maps for used by citizens. These maps are created using datasets created by the Monroe County GIS division and cover a broad range of topics.
Through private, state, federal and county financial resources and technical assistance, the Economic Development Division supports businesses, developers, units of local government and major county facilities like the airport and landfill in economic development activities.
Education for Children With Disabilities (ECD) oversees preschool special education programs with school districts, parents and approved providers. Evaluations and specially planned individual or group services or programs are provided to eligible children, ages 3–5, who have a disability that affects their learning.
The County funds Monroe County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications System, and oversees the operation of the Emergency Communications Department (ECD). The ECD is the point of central reception and response to 9-1-1 dialed calls, dispatch of emergency equipment, and relay or transfer of service calls to the appropriate public service agencies.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) executes the County plan for civil defense and disaster relief before, during and after any type of natural or man-made disaster or a wartime situation. In accordance with State Executive Law 213, the office develops and maintains a comprehensive emergency management plan to include preparedness, response and recovery.
The New York State Empire Zone Program (formerly known as the New York State Economic Development Zones Program) was created in 1986. The program was originally created to assist distressed parts of the state by giving tax incentives to stimulate private investment and create new jobs.
The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) combines advanced wastewater and solid waste management into one sophisticated and proactive organization. The staff members of these divisions work together, both in the office and out in the field, to minimize the adverse impacts that our county’s population has on its surrounding land and waterways.
Tours of the Monroe County Recycling Center, located at 384 Lee Road, can be scheduled for community, scouting and school groups. To set up a Recycling Center or Wastewater Treatment Facility tour, call 585 760-7526. Similar tours of Monroe County wastewater treatment facilities and the Mill Seat Landfill are subject to the operational, seasonal, and maintenance schedules of each facility. A tour of the Mill Seat Landfill can be arranged by calling 585 494-3000.
The Monroe County Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (FBCI) is a Division of the Department of Planning and Development. The Office will operate following the guidelines put forth by the National FBCI Office created by President George W. Bush in 2001.
Support for families who have experienced the death of an infant up to one year of age is offered through the Family Bereavement Program. Information and referral to community support services is available.
The Monroe County Farmland Protection Resource Center is designed to provide farmers, local officials, and interested citizens with the tools they need to help preserve farmland in their community. By working together and taking advantage of available resources we can ensure a bright future for agriculture in Monroe County.
Monroe County and the City of Rochester are located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. The area (663.21 square miles) is accessible through the Greater Rochester International Airport, Amtrak and Conrail, the New York State Thruway, and the New York State Erie Canal.
NY State Election Law requires candidates and their political committees to file Financial Disclosure Statements. The New York State Board of Elections receives all filings of state parties and all political committees supporting candidates for offices.
The New York State Legislature declared thru the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) that government is the public’s business and that the public, individually and collectively, and represented by a free press, should have access to the records of government in accordance with the provisions of this article.
In June 2004, the Monroe County Department of Public Health expanded the mandated training requirements for Food Service workers within permitted facilities. We now require two levels of trained workers: Level-1 Food Handler in Charge and Level-2 Food Worker.
Children and adolescents in foster care have a higher prevalence of physical, developmental, dental and behavioral health problems than any other group of children, including other poor children. Typically these health care problems are unidentified and under-treated at the time of admission to foster care. Many are chronic and may have a continuing impact on all aspects of life, affecting these children long after they have left the foster care system.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Services Division manages Monroe County’s interagency GIS program. The GIS Services Division provides leadership, coordination, infrastructure, education and a variety of services to realize the full potential of a Community GIS. The mission of the GIS Services Division is to develop a fully integrated GIS that will support the needs of all Monroe County Departments, the City of Rochester, and local towns and villages.
A Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system that determines precise location and time on earth. While orbiting the planet, satellites broadcast signals, which receivers on Earth decipher and translate into a geographical position. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) consume this information for use in mapping, routing, and other analytical tasks. For more information on GPS, please visit the links below.
GPS within Monroe County's
In 2001, Monroe County developed the GIS Services Division, (within the Department of Environmental Services) which incorporated the unique visualization and analysis capabilities of GIS into its everyday business goals and processes. An integral piece of this movement was using GPS technology to accurately track the assets of the Monroe County Pure Waters Sewer Districts. Using two Trimble mapping grade GPS receivers, the County was able to complete an inventory of the Pure Waters Division’s assets within two years. This particular project illustrated the value and opportunity that GIS and GPS could add to the county, helping to streamline existing workflows and gather accurate spatial data. The high return-on-investment (ROI) that this technology provided justified an expansion of the County’s inventory of GPS equipment, which now includes several advanced GPS instruments, as well as survey grade technology.
Today, the County is utilizing the GIS Services Division more than ever. Current projects taking advantage of GPS technology include the County’s fiber build-out, inventory and maintenance of street lighting infrastructure, survey monuments, and park trail mapping, just to name a few. In addition to these on-going GIS projects, GPS is seen as a value-added technology and is often used to assist with other County projects, such as calculating volumes of our landfills or ground-truthing flood zones estimated by a flood analysis application.
As a service to the surrounding community, Monroe County hosts two base stations for the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GLONASS). These base stations provide advanced support for local GPS use, improving accuracy and satellite availability for GLONASS compatible GPS equipment. Monroe County will continue to stay active with the ever-emerging advances in GIS and GPS technology, extending the benefits of these technologies to its constituents and improving the way Monroe County does business.
For more information on Monroe County’s GPS program, contact Scott McCarty at 585-753-7502 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Plan (383k PDF) has been prepared to meet statutory planning requirements of the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, SARA, Title III, and to develop a higher degree of community preparedness for incidents involving hazardous materials.
HEALTH ACTION, Priorities for Monroe County, began in 1995 when the Director of the Monroe County Health Department convened a group of community partners to develop a plan to improve the health of Monroe County residents.
The Monroe County Health Information Office is responsible for communicating information to the general public on a wide variety of public health issues and is the department’s point-of-contact for the mass media. The Monroe County Health Data office prepares various types of statistical reports and assists in conducting special studies such as the Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Child Health Plus (CHP) is a New York State health insurance plan for children who qualify depending on their family’s income. Family Health Plus (FHP) is a state funded insurance program for adults who have a limited income and no health insurance. There is no cost to the client to join FHP and there are no co-pays once enrolled.
The Monroe County Standard Specifications are used by consultants for work to be done for contracts on County Roads in lieu of similar NYSDOT specifications. The specifications are provided for information and use in preparing contract documents for capital highway and bridge improvement projects.
The free portion of this program is open ONLY to Monroe County residents with non-industrial household chemicals. To ensure safety and better serve customers, items are accepted by appointment only. Call 585 760-7600 (Option 3), 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday–Friday for an appointment. Be ready to describe your items and the quantity of each. After an appointment is made, you will be mailed directions to the HHW facility and instructions for the safe packaging and transportation of your items.
The Department of Human Resources is responsible for the personnel function for Monroe County government as well as the civil service function for all local governmental units within the county, except for the City of Rochester. Additionally, the department administers county labor relations, employee safety, benefits, affirmative action and employee training and staff development, including Quality Management.
The Department of Human Services has as its goal a common sense human service delivery system that is comprehensive, responsive, coordinated and based on measurable results. The department provides various forms of assistance to citizens of Monroe County including income support, medical assistance and comprehensive services designed to promote a higher quality of life for children, families and disadvantaged or elderly adults.
The mission of the Immunization Program is to prevent vaccine preventable disease among Monroe County residents by immunizing adults and children and educating residents about vaccine preventable diseases.
Monroe County In Bloom is sponsored by the Monroe County and New York State Departments of Transportation and looks for community-minded companies, clubs, or organizations interested in beautifying Monroe County roadways.
Monroe County’s Department of Information Services provides technology strategies, solutions and support to meet the needs of both internal County departments and external customers such as towns, villages, the city, law enforcement agencies and citizens.
Since 1998 the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau and the Monroe County Department of Human Services along with key community partners have been developing an ambitious multi-phased strategy to incorporate the state requirements and develop a common sense youth and family service system that is responsive, comprehensive, coordinated and based on results.
Interested in a career in law enforcement? There are many different opportunities within the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. You can become a Deputy Sheriff in any of four areas:1. The Police Road Patrol, 2. Jail, 3. Court Security, and 4. Civil Bureaus.
The Monroe County Fire Bureau’s Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program (JFIP) serves the children and families of Monroe County. The JFIP specifically targets children who have engaged in fireplay or firesetting behaviors. Each year, JFIP sees on average over 200 children in Monroe County (excluding the City of Rochester) who have been involved with some type of fireplay or firesetting incidents.
Monroe County’s industry clusters include: Photonics, Precision Manufacturing, MIS/IT Business Services, Telecommunications, and Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medical Research. Our key industries operate as synergistic partnerships sharing technical expertise as well as financial and distribution advantages. With relationships you can build on ... support you can count on ... energy you can tap into.
Landmark Aviation Rochester is a full service FBO, open 24 hours 7 days a week. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can accommodate all of your aviation needs including aircraft maintenance, avionics, cargo handling, 24 hour fueling, and vast pilot amenities. Whether business or pleasure, visit Landmark Aviation on your next trip to Rochester.
Provides community-wide education on lead poisoning issues to the general public, health professionals, property owners, painting contractors, parent groups, etc. This is provided in the form of formal presentations, informational kiosks throughout Monroe County, distribution of informational brochures, Health Fairs, Home Shows and Exhibitions.
Geographic Information Systems are computer based tools for mapping and analyzing features and events on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps.
Each of the 29-member Legislature, represents a district of approximately 25,000 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 won profession and geographic area.
In the mid-1960s the Supreme Court to the United States handed down an important decision establishing the “one man-one vote” principle. Based on this historic action, in 1967 the 29-member Monroe County Legislature became this County’s chief lawmaking body, replacing the 43-member Board of Supervisors which had been in existence for 145 years. The men and women who represent you in the Legislature are responsible for developing the laws and policies that affect the lives of over 710,000 residents, including over 230,000 in the City of Rochester.
Check on lost items and hopefully reclaiming with a simple phone call. We make every effort to get your items back to you but there are certain points throughout the airport that need checking. Visit the link below to help with the process.
The Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner is an agency of the county government that serves in the public interest to investigate all reported deaths which are not attended by a physician and those which may not be natural in manner. Service is provided for Monroe County and many surrounding counties to aid in the administration of criminal and civil justice and to provide accurate data that can be utilized for public health and educational needs.
The Airport is conveniently located and well-equipped to accommodate the business sector of Rochester and welcomes members of the community to utilize our public areas for meetings and events. The Conference Room is an executive-style conference room that accommodates up to 20 people. It is a fully private board room that includes a kitchenette.
The Monroe County Office of Mental Health is committed to improving the health and quality of life of those in Monroe County who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, alcohol and other drugs. The Office of Mental Health is responsible for the planning, oversight and administration of a comprehensive community mental hygiene system for all residents of Monroe County.
The Monroe County Office of Mental Health provides funding to a number of community agencies for the provision of services to individuals with mental illness and their families. In addition to the services provided through county contract funding, there are several services made available through funding provided directly by the New York State Office of Mental Health and fee-for-service reimbursement.
Members of the Armed Forces and their family members. Federal Post Card Applications are available from your Voting Assistance Officer on base, or you can visit the U.S. Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program online for forms and information
Monroe County Foreign Trade Zone #141 helps make importing and exporting easy and can save your company money. A foreign trade zone is a site within the United States designated by the Department of Commerce where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered to be in international commerce. When a final product is exported from a foreign trade zone, no U.S. customs duty or excise tax is levied.
Eastman Kodak has provided the Monroe County Development Corporation a $1 million grant to be used to assist local businesses in creating and retaining jobs and to attract new businesses to the area. A revolving loan fund has been created with the $1 million grant for businesses located in Monroe County. To be eligible, a business should demonstrate good credit and sound financial management. While the maximum amount can be up to $100,000, the loan from this fund is intended to be part of an overall financial package for a business that includes other economic development assistance and resources available in the community.
The Monroe Fund is a private venture fund managed by Trillium Capital Partners. It generally invests between $250,000 and $750,000 in startup, early-stage and turnaround businesses in and around Monroe County. Trillium seeks businesses that represent the best of the region’s innovative efforts. To initiate consideration of potential investments, submission of a written business plan or executive summary is required.
The Internet is an excellent place to become more knowledgable about health. However, while there are many credible health sites, there are also sites that may contain information and recommendations that are not valid.
There are many options when it comes to disposing of and/or recycling obsolete equipment or sensitive items. Monroe County offers a variety of programs and access to alternative programs for the disposal of items. Familiarize yourself with these programs for the best options for recycling.
Parks in Monroe County were established in 1888 with the creation of the Rochester Parks Commission and the dedication of Highland Park. In 1926, the county began to assume direct responsibility for the management of local parklands, and today the Parks Department operates 20 parks totaling more than 11,200 acres. Almost all 20 county parks have picnic and hiking areas and most are equipped with sports facilities, shelters and lodges.
Routine, priority or expedited passport applications may be obtained and processed at the Office of the Monroe County Clerk located in the County Office Building, 39 W. Main St., Room 101 (at the corner of West Main and Fitzhugh Streets in downtown Rochester), Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Candidates who seek party position or seek their party’s nomination for public office must circulate designating petitions. Other persons seeking public office, but not the endorsement of a specific party, circulate independent nominating petitions.
On behalf of the Monroe County Planning Board, the Monroe County Department of Planning and Development began offering a Land Use Decision-Making Training Program in 1985. The program is designed for new and returning municipal board members and is informative for municipal and agency officials and staff, planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, developers and citizens as well.
The Planning and Development Department provides and coordinates a broad range of programs focusing on job retention and creation, employment and training services, land use planning and resource conservation as well as housing and neighborhood preservation.
Monroe County has joined The RxChoice Drugstore Savings Club, a prescription drug discount card with 2 million members nationwide. Through this partnership, RxChoice will provide their service FREE to all Monroe County Residents.
Elder abuse occurs in every racial, social and economic group. It can happen in any village, town or city across the United States. Although many of its victims are older women, gender and chronological age alone do not totally define who will be abused or mistreated. However, in most cases, the perpetrator has gained the trust of the victim, therefore the perpetrator may be a friend, neighbor, someone they do business with, or even a family member.
Monroe County, as a part of the Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2003 announced that the County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has launched Project Prepare!, a new public alerting program in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Department of Public Health provides a wide range of services designed to promote health and protect the public from disease and environmental hazards. Services focus on prevention of health problems through education, preventive services and enforcement of health codes and medical policies.
The Department of Public Safety consolidates and manages functions related to the provision of public safety services. Public Safety provides support services and tools to the first responders through coordinated efforts with all agencies and disciplines to ensure their protection in serving the entire community.
Monroe County government purchases commodities, goods and services (with the exception of Professional Services) through its centralized Purchasing unit. The County is comprised of a number of diverse operating units including: Airport, Health, Social Services, Environmental Services, Parks, Transportation, Facilities, County Clerk, Hospital, Public Safety, Sheriff, District Attorney and various administrative units.
Monroe County government purchases commodities, goods and services (with the exception of Professional Services) through its centralized Purchasing unit. The County is comprised of a number of diverse operating units including: Airport, Health, Social Services, Environmental Services, Parks, Transportation, Facilities, County Clerk, Hospital, Public Safety, Sheriff, District Attorney and various administrative units.
Conducts FREE RABIES IMMUNIZATION CLINICS for dogs and cats owned by Monroe County residents. Click on the Rabies Clinic Schedule to see list of clinic sites and dates. Immunization records are maintained for animals receiving immunizations at clinics.
The Monroe County Office of Emergency Preparedness has made the following document available in order to provide detailed information to County residents that reside within the ten-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) surrounding the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.
The County Clerk is the Clerk of Supreme and County Courts and is responsible for maintaining the court files for civil and criminal matters. The County Clerk is also the official registrar of deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgages, satisfactions of mortgages, judgments and liens. The Clerk has the duty of indexing and preserving these documents.
The Department of Environmental Services Records Room staff are responsible for the collection, maintenance, archiving and warehousing of over 50,000 documents, both on paper/mylar and in digital form. We are currently in the process of scanning our physical documents into a digital document management system.
America Recycles (AR) is a national campaign geared to increase the purchase of recycled-content products and recycling throughout America so that we conserve natural resources for future generations. The Western New York America Recycles Committee is geared toward school-age children. We ask teachers, PTAs, Scouts, or school environmental groups to help us promote recycling and the purchase of recycled-content products by coordinating a 15-minute recycling activity in as many classrooms as possible.
The Department of Transportation maintains many traffic signals in Rochester, Irondequoit, Henrietta, Greece, and other municipalities in Monroe County. The links on the left of this page provide lists of traffic signal locations which are maintained by Monroe County DOT. If you experience any problems with these traffic signals, please call our dispatch center at 585 753-7700. This phone number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau has been the lead planner and founder for Runaway and Homeless Services in Monroe County since 1979. Through the continued commitment and collaboration of the Runaway and Homeless youth service provider agencies, our community offers a range of services to runaway and homeless youth which include crisis counseling, emergency shelter, on-going case management and transitional housing.
The SBA 504 Program offers long-term, fixed-rate direct loans to small businesses to stimulate their growth, and to preserve or create employment opportunities. Funds may be utilized for the purchase of land, buildings, machinery and equipment, construction expansion, renovation, and modernization.
If you have lost or misplaced your separation papers/DD214 it is possible we may have a copy on file in the office for you. Our offices stores thousands of Monroe County Veterans’ records from WWII to now.
In 1967, the Monroe County Legislature appointed the 15-member Monroe County Pure Waters Agency. It was composed of engineers, lawyers, businessmen, conservationists, physicians, and public officials. The agency prepared the countywide Pure Waters Master Plan to address the county's sewerage needs through the year 2020 and also made recommendations for its implementation.
The STD Clinic staff is committed to providing high quality STD/HIV care to you in a non-judgmental and caring manner. We provide education about STDs and HIV and talk with you about ways to reduce risky sexual behavior and promote healthier choices. This is a public health clinic and your confidentiality is protected by public health laws. Everything you tell us is completely confidential.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to making our community a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. The hard work of our employees and others in local law enforcement has paid off. The overall crimes reported in the areas of Monroe County that we patrolled has seen a 25 percent decline from 1980–2000. In addition, over the past 10 years, we have seen a 13 percent decrease in burglary offenses and a 9 percent increase in clearing open cases.
The Signal Operations Division is responsible for the construction and maintenance of 606 traffic signals and 151 flasher devices located on county highways and City of Rochester streets. Work also includes the testing and repair of all signal components.
In 1992, Monroe County passed a mandatory Recycling Law that requires all residents, businesses and institutions to recycle. Everyone has a role to play in recycling. We want to help businesses understand the law and how it affects employers and employees. All businesses and institutions (schools districts, colleges, etc.) are required by law to recycle office paper and corrugated cardboard.
The Monroe County Sports Development Corporation (MCSDC) was first announced in June of 1997. MCSDC, a not-for-profit corporation, actively solicits amateur events, sports clinics, and conventions to increase the economic impact that will ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Monroe County residents.
Committee Assignments are the backbone to local govenrment being effective and giving attention to details and issues that drive government forward. These committees focus deeply into issues to make the best recomendations to the Legislature and drive educated decisions.
We improve the health of the community through the provision of biomedical and behavioral interventions, including provider training. Special emphasis is on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV, through community collaborations, particularly for underserved populations.
The 2005 Safe and Sober campaign is a coordinated national effort and began on August 19. The objective is to increase enforcement through grants from the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. The goal is to heighten awareness to the issue of DWI (driving while intoxicated).
By working together, Coalition members are able to comply with the federal stormwater regulations and improve water quality in a cost-effective manner. At this time, the Coalition is funded through membership fees and grants. However, the Coalition is pursuing a long-term funding strategy.
Technical Services investigates new technology and developments in existing technology in order to develop standards for county hardware, software, and connectivity. They manage and operate the mainframe computer and smaller computers of various client locations throughout the county.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced in January 2006, as part of her State of the County address, the formation of The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN). This innovative program will offer a practical, business-oriented, and hands-on educational program in which entrepreneurs will be exposed to world-renowned speakers with expertise in start-up companies.
The GreatRate Interest Subsidy Program provides businesses with an interest subsidy due on a fixed rate loan or a capital lease used to purchase machinery or equipment, if the company meets its job creation requirement. The GreatRebate program builds on the success of the County’s GreatRate Program, helping employers make investments in equipment in order to create jobs. The GreatRebate program expands the number of companies that qualify for incentives, enabling companies that purchase equipment in cash to take advantage of the incentives.
The Monroe County Department of Transportation is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of 1470 lane miles (650 centerline miles) of county-owned highways, 178 bridges including the O’Rorke Bridge, and 289 major culverts on the Monroe County highway system, and 768 traffic signals/flashers.
The University Technology Seed Fund, LLC (UTSF) is a $6 million seed-stage venture fund managed by Trillium Venture Development. The Fund seeks to facilitate commercialization of new inventions and discoveries which offer high potential for commercial success. It is expected that qualified businesses and projects will locate in and around Monroe County.
USAirports has a long history for being committed to customer satisfaction, providing cost-effective quality services to the Aviation Industry both Domestic and International. Our full range of services include, Flight Support, Aircraft Repair Station, Aircraft Line Maintenance, Fixed Base Operations, Fueling Services, Aircraft Deicing, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance and Rentals, Passenger Loading Bridge Maintenance, Facility Development and Management, Cargo Warehousing, Passenger Ramp Handling Services and Freighter Ramp Handling Services including wide-body, Domestic and International.
The County Veterans Service Agency counsels and assists veterans and their descendants in areas such as pension and compensation, health and medical, rehabilitation, educational and life insurance services. The agency advocates on behalf of all Monroe County veterans to ensure they receive the maximum benefits to which they are entitled under federal, state and local law.
Victims of crime often experience physical, emotional, and financial trauma as a result of their victimization. The Victim/Witness Assistance Bureau within the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office is available to provide support services to victims and witnesses of crime.
After the census is conducted every 10 years, political jurisdictions must go through a process of reapportionment. This process is necessary to equalize the number of persons living in each political subdivision. The Board of Elections is responsible for implementing redistricting and providing maps in a timely manner allowing the petition process and elections to occur.
Voter Registration forms are available at most government offices, banks, post offices, libraries, and Tops Supermarkets or you may register in person at the Monroe County Board of Elections Office, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester, New York (Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.).
The Department of Weights and Measures assures equity in trade by administering and enforcing the New York State Agriculture and Market Laws which deal with the accuracy and proper usage of all commercial weighing and measuring devices.
The Women, Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program that serves pregnant, breastfeeding and post partum women, plus infants and children under the age of 5 years. To be eligible, a woman must be pregnant, have given birth within the past 6 months, be breastfeeding an infant up to 1 year of age or have an infant or child under 5 years of age.
Monroe County is the grant recipient for funds authorized under the Workforce Investment Act, the Trade Adjustment Act, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Monroe County and the City of Rochester have designated RochesterWorks!, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation to administer workforce development programs on their behalf. The Workforce Development Division provides program and fiscal oversight for the local workforce investment system, known as RochesterWorks!, Inc.
The growth and success of our county lies in the hands of your elected representatives. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about county government or any level of government please feel free to contact us at any time.
The Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau is a planning, funding and coordinating agency dedicated to developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive system of services for youth in the Rochester and Monroe County community.
The Youth Yellow Pages offers resources, services, and support for youth in Monroe County. The Youth Yellow Pages is in its fifth printing and was recently updated by the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau. This guide is also available in hard copy by calling the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau at 585 753-6455.