Thomas R. Hersey, Jr., Commissioner of Environment & Planning

Thomas R. Hersey, Jr., Commissioner of Environment & Planning

The Department of Environment and Planning leads the County's economic development efforts, oversees environmental compliance, collaborates on local and regional planning, provides digital mapping services, and provides wastewater treatment services in seven sewer districts across the county.

What's Happening in Environment & Planning

Agriculture and Farmland Protection Meeting Notice


The Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board will meet on October 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension, located at 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14053, to provide recommendations to the Erie County Legislature on agricultural district inclusions.


County of Erie, New York

Request for Proposals


The County of Erie, New York (County) is currently seeking proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Erie County with Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Collection and Management Services in Erie County. Proposers interested are...

Agriculture and Farmland Protection Application

The New Interactive Agricultural and Farmland Protection Mapping Application

The Agricultural and Farmland Protection (AFP) Mapping Application provides an interactive view of maps contained in Erie County’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. It provides the basis for land use planning and conservation of valuable agricultural lands. The AFP provides descriptions and map...


The 2019 Erie County Business Assistance Directory, a comprehensive and current fifty-page compilation of business and government agencies, economic development service providers, transportation, planning, and zoning information, and much more, is now available!

The Directory is intended to assist a businessperson or someone unfamiliar with Erie County by...