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County Legislature

County Legislature

Schenectady County Government is comprised of an elected legislative body composed of 15 representatives elected to four-year terms from four distinct districts.

Legislative Districts

District Locales Seats
District 1 City of Schenectady 3 Elected Officials
District 2 City of Schenetady 3 Elected Officials
District 3 Town of Glenville, Town of Niskayuna, Village of Scotia 5 Elected Officials
District 4 Town of Duanesburg, Town of Princetown, Town of Rotterdam, Village of Delanson 4 Elected Officials

The County Legislature determines all policy for the County and adopts and enacts resolutions and local laws necessary for the operation of County Government.

The County Legislature holds a bi-annual organizational meeting where they elect a Chair and Vice-Chair from their membership. The Chair of the Legislature is the chief elected official for the County.


2021 Legislature Meeting Schedule


Meeting Date
Committee Meeting June 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
Regular Meeting

June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm


Attend a Meeting In-Person

As of June 1, 2021 the Schenectady County Legislature would like to invite members of the public to attend our meetings. We are adhering to COVID-19 protocols and have limited space in the chambers. Secure a space in the meeting by registering for an attendee spot clicking the link below.

Sign up to attend a meeting in person

Members of the public who attend the meeting will enter the County Office Building through the State Street entrance. Only individuals who have signed up in advance and received a confirmation email will be permitted to enter.  Seating in the Legislative Chamber is limited and will observe social distancing requirements. All members of the public will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the County Building and Chambers.

If all the available spots are filled we ask that you please submit any comments for privilege of the floor or public hearings through our Public Comment Form and follow the meeting live on our Facebook Page


Submit Public Comments

Members of the public who would like to submit a comment to be included as part of the record may fill out the official contact form.

Public hearing comments must be submitted by 12:01am on the day of the public hearing. 

Privilege of the Floor comments must be submitted by 12:01am on the day of the County Legislature's regular meeting.

Submit Public Comments

Upcoming Legislative Committee Meeting

June 2021 Committee Meeting Agenda

Public Hearing Agenda

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Upcoming Legislative Regular Meeting

June 2021 Regular Meeting Agenda 

June 2021 Rules Committee Agenda

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Information on submitting comments for privilege of the floor can be found in the Public Comments section. 

Upcoming Public Hearings

July 6, 2021

Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law C of 2021

A LOCAL LAW AUTHORIZING HUNTING LICENSE HOLDERS WHO ARE TWELVE OR THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE TO HUNT DEER DURING HUNTING SEASON IN THE COUNTY OF SCHENECTADY

Legislative Contacts, Documents and Calendars