Adopted Local Laws
Local Laws are rules and regulations passed by the Rockland County Legislature and signed by the County Executive (or, should the Executive veto the law, overridden by a 2/3 vote of the full Legislature). Local Laws regulate matters that your County government has the authority by its charter to handle and the Legislature has determined to be important enough to have a law, providing that the federal or state governments have not pre-empted the subject matter by their laws. Generally, these laws relate to the health and safety of our County's residents, but can also include governmental salaries, County taxes, governmental regulations, establishing commissions, regulating contractors, land preservation, and other functions that the County Charter empowers the County government to handle.
Please note that Local Laws do not go into effect immediately. Rather, each law may have its own "effective date" stated in it. This effective date usually appears at the end of the Local Law. Local Laws cannot go into effect until they are filed with the New York State Secretary of State. Therefore, even though a local law is passed, it may still not be in effect until some time later.
2013 Adopted Local Laws
2013 Law #1
A local law amending 355-47 of the Rockland County laws, in relation to the payment of delinquent taxes in installments.
2012 Adopted Local Laws
2012 Local Law #12
A local law amending local law number 11 of 1967 as amended by local law number 16 of 1967, local law number 5 of 1968, local law number 2 of 1983, local law number 2 of 1996, local law number 5 of 2000, local law number 3 of 2005, and local law number 8 of 2007, (chapter 250 of the laws of Rockland county) relating to the licensing of master electricians in Rockland county.
2012 Local Law #11
A local law providing for an electrical code enforcement program and for the licensing of electrical inspectors in the county of Rockland
2012 Law #10
A local law creating the Rockland County Deficit Reduction Act (RCDRA)
2012 Law #9
A local law entitled "Rockland County Taxation Transparency Act".
2012 Law #8
A local law entitled "Rockland County Mandate and Taxation Information Act."
2012 Law #7
A local law overriding tax levy limit for fiscal year 2013 in the county of Rockland.
2012 Law #6
A local law amending the Rockland County Multiple Dwelling Smoking Policy Act.
2012 Law #5
A local law imposing a motor vehicle use tax in the county of Rockland, pursuant to sections 1202(a) and (c) of the tax law of the state of New York.
2012 Law #4
A local law imposing a tax on the occupancy of hotel rooms, pursuant to article twenty-nine of the tax law of the state of New York.
2012 Law #3
A local law pursuant to New York state county law section 308-w imposing a surcharge in the amount of thirty cents ($0.30) per month on each wireless communications device for which the primary place of use of such device is within Rockland county, which surcharge monies shall be used only for payment of eligible wireless 911 service costs as defined in New York state county law, as from time to time amended.
2012 Law #2
A local law amending local law number 11 of 2006 and local law number 2 of 2009, to extend the effective dates of the local mortgage recording tax on obligations secured by a mortgage on real property, and as codified in the laws of Rockland county as Section 355-80, et seq.
2012 Law #1
A local law amending the Rockland County Healthy Heart Act.
2011 Adopted Local Laws
2011 Law #7
A local law overriding tax levy limit for fiscal year 2012 in the county of Rockland.
2011 Law #6
A local law requiring owners of multiple dwelling rental properties to develop, implement and distribute a smoking policy for their properties to all current and prospective tenants of dwelling units within the County of Rockland.
2011 Law #5
A local law providing for the submittal to the legislature of Rockland county of an annual multiyear financial plan for the county of Rockland.
2011 Law #4
A local law prohibiting disruption of funeral related events in Rockland County.
2011 Law #3
A local law prohibiting within Rockland County the sale of Salvia Divinorum to any person under the age of eighteen.
2010 Adopted Local Laws
2010 Law #10
A local law amending Section 355-47 of the Rockland County Laws, in relation to the payment of delinquent taxes in installments.
2010 Law #9
A local law making amendments to the Rockland County Sewer Law.
2010 Law #8
A local law electing a retirement incentive program, as authorized by Part A and Part B - Chapter 105, Laws of 2010 for the eligible employees of the county of Rockland.
2010 Law #7
A local law prohibiting use of artificial trans fat in any food item prepared or served at a food establishment within the County of Rockland.
2010 Law #6
A local law amending the Rockland County Consumer Home Improvement Protection Act of 2009.
2010 Law #5
A local law prohibiting the sale of children's beverage containers and sucking/teething products that contain Bisphenol A within the County of Rockland.
2010 Law #4
A local law amending local law no. 11 of 2005 to authorize the county of Rockland to apply to the New York state commissioner of economic development and the New York state empire zone designation board to designate tax parcel 70.06-1-1.12 of the Town of Orangetown as a "regionally significant project" and to include it within the Rockland county empire zone.
2010 Law #3
A local law providing for the salary of a certain county officer of the county of Rockland.
2010 Law #2
A local law prohibiting the sale of drop-side cribs within the County of Rockland.
2010 Law #1
A local law amending Section 355 of the Laws of Rockland County, exemption for cold war veterans, adopted by the Rockland county legislature on November 20, 2007 by local law number 15-2007 and in accordance with real property tax law section 458-b extending cold war veterans exemptions to include cooperative units as authorized and other amendments authorized by the State of New York.