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The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.
The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. FInally, it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Property - will be collected and held at the police agency who is investigating the death. In some cases property will be held and will fall under the jurisdiction of the Ontario County Treasurer’s Office.
See New York DCJS info at NYS DCJS
Ontario County Department of Social Services provides support and assistance for families who want to adopt children in the foster care system. Please visit the Adoption page for additional information.
To follow up with additional questions, you may Email the Trainer.
Yes, Ontario DSS provides assistance through workforce development page.
Anyone can access Oncor from home and search different properties, tax information, owners, etc. through the Oncor Property App.
Once you have been convicted of you DWI, the court clerk will assist in registering you for the course or you can visit the STOP DWI section of the county website to register online.
Many of Ontario County’s GIS Data layers are now available for web "mashup" and/or download. Please visit the GIS Data Resource Center. For more information you can reach out to the GIS Coordinator at (585) 396-4482 and we will be happy to assist you.
With the exception of questions related to the County website and OnCor, Information Technology support is not available to County residents. The IT department provides hardware and software support only to other County departments. The department is also available to provide guidance to local municipalities with their IT needs.
If you have any other questions about the cost or payment of your services, please do not hesitate to ask.
Please click here to review the most recent Ontario County Planning Board By-laws.
Please Click Here to review the most recent CPB Annual Report.
Referral to the County Planning Board requires a “full statement of proposed action.” Current NYS General Municipal Law Section 239-m 1(c) defines full statement of such proposed action as “all materials required by and submitted to the referring body as an application on a proposed action, including a completed environmental assessment form and all other materials required by such referring body in order to make its determination of significance pursuant to the state environmental quality review act under article eight of the environmental conservation law and its implementing regulations. When the proposed action referred is the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance or local law, “full statement of such proposed action” shall also include the complete text of the proposed ordinance or local law as well as all existing provisions to be affected thereby, if any, if not already in the possession of the county planning agency or regional planning council. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, any referring body may agree with the county planning agency or regional planning council as to what shall constitute a “full statement” for any or all of those proposed actions which said referring body is authorized to act upon.”
To facilitate efficient review by County staff and ex-official members of the Board (Agricultural Enhancement Board, Public Works, Emergency Management, Economic Development, Tourism, and Soil and Water), a complete County Planning Board referral package typically includes the following information:
Click here for the Explore Area application. This application allows viewing of environmental features on or within 500’ of 1 or more tax parcels. Because the application consolidates a huge amount of information, it will take quite a while to generate the report of features on the defined site or in the buffer area.
You must complete an interview.
The Public Defender's Office does not handle Family Court matters. You will need to contact the Ontario County Conflict Defender's Office at (585) 396-4284 for assistance with these matters.
In Counties and Towns with populations the size of those here in Ontario County, Section 1622 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law gives the power to set speed limits on all roads outside of villages and cities to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). If an individual wishes to have a speed limit changed on a Town, County or State Road, they must first submit a request to their Town Board. Some individuals send along a petition signed by other residents along the road. If the Town Board wishes that the speed limit be reviewed it first must pass a resolution requesting that the State conduct the review. The Town Clerk then sends a certified copy of the resolution with the appropriate NYSDOT form to the County Highway Superintendent for County review and forwarding to the NYSDOT. When the State review is complete, the Town is notified of the results. It usually takes several months for NYSDOT to complete their review. The appropriate municipality then installs the proper traffic signs if a change in speed limit is approved by the NYSDOT. Village Boards and City Councils have the power to establish speed limits on their streets. The County cannot, by itself, request review of a speed limit.
The County has no power to establish no parking zones on any road. Individuals wishing to have a "No Parking" zone established on a Town or County highway should go to their Town Board. Section 1660(a) of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law gives Town Boards the power to establish these zones on Town and County Highways. Once a Town Board designates a no parking zone on a portion of a Town or County road and the proper signs are erected by the Town Highway Department, the no parking requirement can be enforced. The Town needs State approval for no parking zones on State Highways.
The Sheriff's Office no longer issues ID cards
The Sheriff's Office no longer takes any civil (non-criminal) fingerprints
As of January 1, 2010 the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) only accepts electronic fingerprint submissions. DCJS has contracted with IdentoGO to provide electronic fingerprinting services at various locations throughout New York State. For further information or to schedule an appointment, access IdentoGO's website at https://www.identogo.com/ or call their toll free number (877) 472-6915, or via TTY/TTD at 1-(800) 662-1220.
Please see the text of the Law here https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2013/S2230
If your complaint is in regards to the person(s) you spoke to on the phone, please call the appropriate NON-emergency number and ask to speak to the supervisor on duty . In the rare event that a supervisor is not on duty, please call between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and ask to speak to the Chief Communications Officer, Stephen DeChick. If these hours are not convenient for you please ask to be connected to his voicemail at any time and he will return your call. Also, we now have an on-line survey that you can fill out.
If you are calling for medical assistance (ambulance) you will be asked several more questions so we may assure that the proper level of care is sent to those that truly require it. If appropriate, you will be given instructions on how to properly assist the sick or injured person(s)
Yes. Inmates in all housing have access to telephones daily. Hours of telephone use depend upon the inmate's housing assignment and/or behavioral status. Security and support staff cannot deliver or pass messages from home to inmates in the facility. Inmates are able to make outgoing telephone calls only. The inmate telephone system does not allow incoming telephone calls.
For more information, view the Inmate Telephone Service Guide for Friends and Family or Guía Español Teléfono
**Effective December 13, 2017, TeleVisit will add sales tax to each video visit. This tax will be itemized in your emailed session notification.
You may also be able to have a Video Visitation with an inmate
También puede ser capaz de tener una Visitación de vídeo con un preso
Volunteers are needed to assist Inmates with Life Skills and Community Transition. Some examples or need are; Art or Music therapy, Book Club, Access to Community Resources, Practice Interviewing, Spanish Culture and Goal Setting. If you have the experience, training, or feel you have the drive to help others, download and complete the (Volunteer packet and return it to the address as indicated. (Read the letter from Chief Corrections Officer Haskins first). Check out the Volunteer Handbookfor additional information.
From Geneva If you are coming from Geneva take State Route 5/US Route 20, west to County Road 47, approximately 8.5 miles from Ponderosa. Turn right on County Road 47 (sign for Hopewell Center) and travel for approximately 1.7 miles then turn left on County Road 46 (first left hand turn). Take County Road 46 for approximately 1.5 miles and County Complex Dr. will be on your left, turn in here and the Jail will be your second turn to the left.
From CanandaiguaTake State Route 5/US Route 20, east (also known as Eastern Blvd) to County Road 10 (Community Bank on the corner). Turn left on County Road 10, travel for approximately 0.8 miles to the flashing red light at County Road 46. Turn right on County Road 46 and travel approximately 1.5 miles and County Complex Dr. will be on your right, turn in here and the Jail will be your second turn to the left.
You can now bail a person out online, over the phone or in person. Bailing someone out on line: go to www.GovPayNow.com. Over the phone: 1-877-EZBAIL5 (1-877-392-2455) You will need the inmate’s criminal history number, bail amount, date of birth, court and judge information and pay location code (1996). You can obtain this information by calling the Ontario County Jail at 396-1800. Bailing someone out in person: 1) You must come to the jail lobby with photo identification (i.e. Drivers License) and payment 2) Bail is accepted in the form of cash or credit/debit card or combination of both 3) Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover cards are accepted 4) If paying by credit card, you will be charged a non-refundable 9% service fee thru GovPayNet who handles the credit card transaction 5) Only the card holder may use the credit/debit card, no lending of cards will be allowed When you arrive at the jail you will be asked for your photo identification, name, address, employer/occupation, phone number and form of payment. If paying by credit card, your card will then be swiped thru the credit/debt card reader and the information on your card will be verified against your photo identification.
1) Save the bail receipt. (treat the receipt like cash)
2) The bail money will be released to the individual that paid the bail after the case has concluded. (This could take several months or longer.)
3) When the case has concluded, take the bail receipt to the court listed on the receipt. (Do not come to the jail, we do not have the ability to return bail money to you.)
4) The court will retain 3% of the bail that was paid, and return the remainder to you. (This is in addition to the 9% surcharge if paid by Credit Card)
Money can be added to an inmate's account in one of three ways.
1 - In person at the kiosk located in the Jail Lobby
2 - Via US mail - Postal Money order ONLY - must be addressed to the Ontario County Jail, Commissary Fund, 3045 County Complex Dr. Canandaigua, NY 14424 c/o Inmates Name - See example below.
3 - Go to SMARTDEPOSIT.com. Create an account. Note: A handling charge will be assessed based on the deposit amount through SMARTDEPOSIT.com - Watch this short video for more information:
Address letters to:
3045 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
When utilizing Casella’s hotline to report a concern regarding the landfill, please be prepared to provide; your name, phone number, address of observation, date of observation, time of observation, strength of the odor, type of odor, and if applicable whether or not you grant permission for staff to enter your property to assess the odors.