There are 62 counties
in the State of New York
. Five of the counties are co-extensive with the five boroughs of New York City, New York
and do not have functioning county governments, except for a few borough officials. New York City is considered the county seat of these five counties: New York County
(Manhattan), Kings County
(Brooklyn), Bronx County
(The Bronx), Richmond County
(Staten Island), and Queens County
(Queens). In contrast to other counties of New York state, the powers of the five boroughs of New York City are very limited, and in nearly all respects subordinate to the city's.
County website evaluations
- Main article: Evaluation of New York county websites
- 49 of the 62 counties posts its county budget online.
- 54 counties include information on their websites about public government meetings.
- 58 include information about the county's elected officials.
- 61 include information about the county's administrative officials.
- 11 counties give information about permits and zoning in the county.
- 23 of the counties put information on their websites about audits that the county government has had performed.
- 4 counties give information about their contracts with county vendors.
- 0 county websites disclose whether or not they belong to any government sector lobbying associations.
- 26 counties provide information on how to request public records using the New York Freedom of Information Law.
- 36 county websites provide information about county taxes.
Counties without websites
All of New York's 62 counties have websites.
List of counties
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