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.

2016 Adopted Local Laws

2016 Law #2
A local law providing for the salaries of certain county officers of the county of Rockland.

2016 Law #1
A local law amending local law number 8 of 1984 as amended by local1aw number 10 of
1990, local law number 4 of 1993, local law number 3 of 1996, local law number 22 of 1996,
local law number 5 of 2005, local law 9 of 2007, local law 3 of 2009 and local law 6 of 2010
(chapter 286 of the laws of Rockland county) relating to the licensing of home improvement
contractors in Rockland county.

2015 Adopted Local Laws

 2015 Law #7
A local law amending Local Law No. 3 of 2015, known as the "Toxic Toys" law, to
protect infants and children from the harmful health effects of unnecessary exposure to
toxic chemicals in children's apparel and children's products

2015 Law #6
A local law overriding the tax levy limit for fiscal year 2016 in the county of Rockland

2015 Law #5 
A Local Law amending Chapter 349 of the Laws of Rockland County to include, among other things, the smoking of electronic cigarettes.

2015 Law # 4
A local law allowing for "sparkling devices," commonly known as "sparklers," to be excluded from the dangerous fireworks definition as permitted by New York State Penal Law Section 405(b).

2015 Law #3
A local law to protect infants and children from the harmful health effects of unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals in children's apparel and children's products.

2015 Law #2 
A local law regulating the use of drones in Rockland County.

2015 Law #1
A local law requiring the public dissemination of all changes made to the County
Executive's proposed budget.

2014 Adopted Local Laws

 2014 Law #6 
A local law amending local law no. 10 of 2012, which created a Rockland County Deficit Reduction Act (RCDRA).

2014 Law #5
A local law amending local law number 11 of 2006, local law number 2 of 2009 and local law number 2 of 2012, 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.

 2014 Law #4
A local law amending the Rockland County Charter.

2014 Law #3
A local law know as "Protect Our Pets" Act.

2014 Law #2
A Local Law Establishing A Policy To Mandate The Prompt Payment Of Lawful Debts And Obligations Incurred By The County Of Rockland.

 2014 Law #1
A Local Law Amending Various Sections Of The County Of Rockland Code Of Ethics, Permitting The Electronic Filing Of The Annual Statement Of Financial Disclosure For Rockland County, Forms A And B, And The No Conflicting Interest Or Activity Affidavit; Removing The Reference To Internal Revenue Service Form 1040, Which Is No Longer Required To Be Submitted With Form A; And Clarifying That Meetings Of The Board Of Ethics Are Open To The Public Subject To The Right To Enter Into Executive Session In Accordance With The Open Meetings Law.

2013 Adopted Local Laws

2013 Law #6
A local law overriding tax levy limit for fiscal year 2014 in the county of Rockland. 

2013 Law #5
A local law creating the Rockland county public employee rehiring disclosure act.

2013 Law #4
A local law establishing and adopting a fund balance management policy within Rockland County government.

2013 Law #3
A local law amending local law number 9 of 1980, as amended by 1ocal law number 10 of 1980, local law number 6 of 1981,local law 17 of 1983, local law number 9 of 1990, and local law number 5 of 1999 (Chapter 340 of the laws of Rockland county), providing for the control and regulation of secondhand precious metals or gem dealers for Rockland county.

 2013 Law #2
A local law  to be known as the "Keep Rockland County Safe from Hydrofracking ByProducts Act".

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 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 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.