The programs and services available under the auspices of the Warren/Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging are made possible with funding from Warren and Hamilton Counties, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), and the U.S. Administration on Aging, as well as by voluntary contributions from program participants and donations from the public.
This office provides legal counsel to the indigent under County Law 18B in both Criminal and Contested Family Court matters.
The Warren County Auditor is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to oversee all expenditures made by County departments. The Auditor's Department checks all invoices for mathematical accuracy, budget appropriation coding, funding source, adherence to County policies, and department approvals.
https://www.warrencountyny.gov/boe/The Board of Elections provides services necessary for the education, registration, preparation and completion of the election process.
The Warren County Board of Supervisors functions in accordance with rules and regulations established under the New York State Constitution and State laws. It acts as both the legislative and executive branches of County government. The Board of Supervisors consists of twenty supervisors that are elected every two years (or four years in the case of the Town of Chester and the Town of Warrensburg).
The Fire Prevention and Building Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement and administration of the New York State Uniform Code and the Energy Conservation Construction Code in Warren County (except in the Town of Queensbury and City of Glens Falls).
By law, the Clerk of the Board is responsible for:
- Keeping a true and accurate record of all committee meetings and board meetings held by the Board of Supervisors
- Preparing material for printing of the Board Proceedings
- Serving upon each board member notices of committee meetings or special meetings of the Board of Supervisors
- Certifying and publishing copies of legalizing acts taken by the Board of Supervisors and filing same with the State Comptroller as required by law
- Copying and transmitting copies of the budget for supervisors and the public
- Filing oaths of office with the County Clerk
- Keeping custody of all policies of insurance
- Addressing public inquiries regarding access to records or minutes under the Open Meetings Law
The Warren County Countryside Adult Home is a 48 bed public, non-profit, Adult Residential Care Facility, which is licensed by the New York State Department of Health. Its purpose is to provide long-term residential care, room, board, housekeeping, personal care and supervision.
- Furnishing data necessary in preparation of the annual budget
- Computing tax rates for both the county and towns and verification of town budgets
- Preparing tax rolls and furnishing financial data to the Real Property Tax Services Department
- Signing tax warrants and filing abstracts of tax levy with the County Treasurer
- Coordinating informational and advisory services as the Board of Supervisors may require
- Implementing programs and policies of the Board of Supervisors to promote efficiency
- Serving as liaison between the Board of Supervisors and several administrative departments
- Submitting reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, and providing such other assistance as may be requested
- Performing duties as prescribed by law and directed by the Board of Supervisors
The County Attorney is the legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors and every officer whose compensation is paid from County funds in all matters involving an official act of a civil nature. The County Attorney prosecutes and defends all civil actions and proceedings brought by or against the County, the Board of Supervisors, and any officer whose compensation is paid from County funds for any official act, except as otherwise provided by other law. The County Attorney is also the Warren County designated privacy officer under the Federal Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).
In connection with Family Court matters, the County Attorney's Office is the Presentment Agency for juvenile delinquency petitions and is routinely the Presentment Agency for schools and parents in connection with petitions or persons in need of supervision.
Finally, the County Attorney deputizes attorneys in the Social Services Department to perform duties on his behalf in connection with the work of the Social Services Department.
The Office of the County Clerk is mandated by State Law in every aspect of the position. In each of the following capacities, documents are filed and recorded, fees collected, and periodic reports are submitted. All fees collected are distributed according to statute, portions of which are submitted to the Warren County Treasurer and which support the Warren County Budget.
The Office contains hundreds of file folders and volumes, donated by those interested through the years. A detailed inventory is available.
The Warren County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a private not-for-profit organization governed by an independent Board of Directors. The Corporation has a contract with Warren County to provide the following services:Supporting existing companies through technical and regulatory assistance and act as a liaison between business and government;Administering the Warren County Empire Zone;
This site is dedicated to the EMS providers of the county and is designed to facilitate communication amongst all members of the EMS community.
Warren County Office of Emergency Services is dedicated to the safety of the residents and visitors through the provision of training for volunteers, development of emergency plans that incorporate mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for all types of major disasters that occur within Warren County.
The Employment & Training Administration (ETA) operates the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. This is a 100% Federally funded program, with funds distributed by the New York State Department of Labor. Warren County works in a three-county consortium with Saratoga and Washington Counties to receive and allocate funds. To access funds, the County is mandated to create a Workforce Investment Board and a One Stop Center for providing core employment services along with a variety of other optional services.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension is a non-formal educational organization which provides programs based on the needs of the county while linking unbiased research based information from Cornell University.
Warren County Department of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for HR management, employee relations, and health benefits administration. Employees are encouraged to visit and utilize this page as a resource.
The Office of Community Services oversees a wide range of services for individuals and families impacted by various disabilities. The majority of funding is State funding that flows from NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
The Mission of the Warren County Probation Department is to provide professional, cost effective intervention and service to adult and juvenile offenders that enable judicial systems to offer a community based rehabilitative program as an alternative to confinement.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for overseeing all County highway and bridge construction, maintenance of all road machinery and snow removal, as well as managing the following divisions: Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Maintenance Shop, Buildings and Grounds, Civil Defense & Natural Disaster, Parks & Recreation, Engineering, Sewer Administration, and Highway & Traffic.
The Warren County Purchasing department is responsible for the purchase of materials, supplies and services for all Warren County Departments. Our goal is to obtain the best quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost and to assure the responsible and economical use of public money.
The Real Property Tax Services Agency is required by New York State Real Property Tax Law and is not funded by the State. The main purpose of the department is to provide services to Town Assessors, local municipalities, school districts and the County, some of which are paid for by towns or school districts.
The Self-Insurance Department performs support services for Warren County and the Towns within the County.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office provides several law enforcement and public safety services for the people of Warren County.
Ensuring the provision of assistance and services necessary to sustain dependent and disabled persons, protect children and adults from abuse and neglect, and to assist applicants and recipients in achieving the greatest degree of independence possible.
The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is a technical services organization which provides assistance to municipalities and residents regarding natural resources. Contract funding is provided by Warren County.
STOP-DWI stands for "Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated". The STOP-DWI Program was enacted by the State Legislature in 1981 for the purposes of empowering county governments to coordinate local efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related traffic crashes within the context of a comprehensive and financially self-sustaining alcohol and highway safety program. Pursuant to Article 43-A Section 1197 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, the Warren County STOP-DWI Program develops and coordinates a comprehensive DWI countermeasures program - that places a priority on general deterrence - the prevention of drunk driving through the increased certainty of arrest and conviction.
The Treasurer's Office is a department supportive of Warren County Departments through payroll, accounting audits, state and federal government audits, tax collection, budget assistance and administrative support.
The County Treasurer provides the following services:
- Receives and is the custodian of all money belonging to the County or in which the County has an interest and maintains a true account of all receipts and expenditures for the County;
- Serves as legal custodian of Court and Trust funds;
- Serves as trustee for cemetary lots;
- Serves as administrator for estates of County residents when called upon;
- Provides real property tax information to County taxpayers, local governments, banks and attorneys.
- Administers collection of Occupancy Tax for the County.
- The Warren County Veterans' Services Agency provides the following, as mandated by the Division of Veteran Affairs and County Services Agency:
- Assists veterans, spouses, dependants and survivors with claims to the Department of Veterans' Affairs;
- Assists with applications for pension, compensation, education, medical, employment, burials and insurance;
- Provides transportation to and from the Albany Veterans' Administration Medical Center on a daily basis;
- Sponsors a monthly program which Honors a Deceased Veteran.
The Weights and Measures Department is mandated by the State of New York and is responsible for assuring measurement accuracy in commerce throughout the County in Accordance with Article 16 of NYS Agriculture and Markets Law. The department conducts the following activities to promote equity in all commercial transactions involving quality, weight, measure or count:
- Inspects and tests all commercially used weighing and measuring devices and systems.
- Inspects and tests packaged commodities.
- Performs petroleum sampling and investigations.
- Cause to be corrected any violations.
- Keep and maintain applicable standards of Weights & Measures.
- Submit an annual report to New York State listing inspections performed.