Departments

Departments

Civil Service

The Suffolk County Department of Civil Service is responsible for overseeing personnel actions taken by some 241 employing jurisdictions including school districts, towns, villages water districts, library districts, etc. Collectively, these jurisdictions employ some 40,000 individuals.

Clerk's Office

The Suffolk County Clerk's Office continues to develop strategies and systems that promote real-time services and facilitate worldwide communication and access. Our office receives daily inquiries from people nationwide wanting more information and we are more than eager to comply.

Comptroller's Office

The primary mission of the Comptroller's Office is to ensure that County funds are expended in compliance with all prescribed laws, rules and regulations mandated by the State Comptroller, Local Laws and the Suffolk County Charter.

Consumer Affairs

Since 1974, Suffolk County Consumer Affairs has been dedicated to resolving complaints, enforcing Suffolk County Code, and obtaining restitution for Suffolk consumers. The Office of weights and measures division is felt throughout the County, from testing of scales in supermarkets, gasoline pumps, and home heating oil meters.

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is to improve criminal justice policy and program decision-making by providing agencies and government with a better understanding of crime and criminal justice problems; fostering cooperation among agencies and local government; improving the allocation of resources; and provide comprehensive system wide planning toward understanding crime and criminal justice problems within the county.

County Attorney

The County Attorney is charged with handling primarily all civil legal business of the Suffolk County government and its agencies.

Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development and Workforce Housing assists and promotes the development, growth and retention of a broad mix of industry clusters that facilitate job opportunities and private capital investment.

Board of Elections

The Suffolk County Board of Elections was established in 1935 as a bipartisan agency responsible for all aspects of the electoral process, from voter registration to election results.

Environment and Energy

The primary mission of the Department of Environment and Energy is to safeguard the natural resources of Suffolk County and to provide a centralized office for consideration of issues and activities from the perspective of their impact on the environment.

Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services

The Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (DFRES) is committed today to serving the residents of Suffolk County and the emergency responders who are dedicated to saving lives and protecting property.

Geographic Information Services

Suffolk County's Division of Geographic Information Services addresses the GIS needs of the County's government, its many municipalities and residents.

Health Services

The mission of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is to educate and work with the public in a cooperative manner to promote health and wellness in order to prevent disease, to protect the public’s health, safety and environment, both proactively and re-actively by utilizing best practices, and to actively provide high quality, equitable, and affordable health services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Human Rights Commission

The Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) is a county agency that was created in 1963 to enforce the various laws against discrimination. The Commission became part of the Department of Law in 1993. The primary objective of the Commission is to work toward the elimination of bias and discrimination in Suffolk County.

Labor

The Suffolk County Department of Labor keeps Suffolk residents working by operating a wide variety of employment and training programs, maintaining labor peace and economic growth through mediation and arbitration, and the collection, analysis and dissemination of labor market information.

Parks

The Suffolk County Parks System is truly one which all county residents can be proud of, as it provides us with quality leisure opportunities from Montauk to Huntington. Our Parks Department manages over 46,000 acres of parkland, offering a multitude of leisure time pursuits.

Planning

Welcome to the Suffolk County Department of Planning web page. Often the question is asked, what exactly is planning and what does the Planning Department do? As summarized by the American Planning Association, planning is a dynamic profession that works to improve the well being of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.

Police

The Suffolk County Police Department started operations on January 1,1960, with a total force of 619 sworn officers. Currently there are over 2,700 sworn members, well over 600 civilian members and almost 400 School Crossing Guards. The department provides all police services for the Suffolk County Police District, comprised of the five western towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown.

Probation

Probation is an alternative to incarceration that permits offenders to live and work in the community, support their families, receive rehabilitative services and make restitution to the victims of their crimes. It also addresses juvenile crime with early intervention for youth at risk.

Public Administrator

The mission of the Suffolk County Office of the Public Administrator is primarily to act as fiduciary for estates of deceased persons where, for various reasons, the nominated executors and/or closest relatives cannot act or have been removed as executor or administrator.

Public Information

The Office of Public Information was created within the County Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service to improve communications between all county departments, the legislature and the general public.

Public Works

The Department of Public Works constructs, maintains and operates county properties and designs, constructs and maintains county roads, sewerage systems, buildings and other facilities, such as waterways, bridges, docks and marinas.

Purchasing

The Purchasing Office which operates under the NYS General Municipal Law 103 and 104B is responsible for the purchase of all equipment, supplies and services required by all county departments and agencies, with the exception of the Board of Elections and the highway and construction related requirements of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works.

Real Property Tax Service Agency

Most of the services provided by the Agency are at its Riverhead location where there is an owner index and tax map information with a pleasant staff to assist you on your quest. The Tax Map Division has the responsibility and is the sole authority responsible for creating and maintaining the tax maps of Suffolk County. Verification is a procedure that helps to maintain the most current information on each tax map parcel and is required by law prior to recording of many documents.

Sheriff

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office employs 899 Correction Officers, 298 Deputy Sheriffs and 133 civilian personnel. Suffolk County has a population of over 1.5 million and, and our entire staff works tirelessly to serve and protect our residents through innovative programs to reduce inmate recidivism, by promoting sound fiscal policies and by working cooperatively with law enforcement and community groups throughout the county to improve safety in our jails and our neighborhoods.

Social Services

The Department of Social Services enriches the quality of life for Suffolk County citizens who find themselves in need of assistance and services by providing child support enforcement services, food stamps, temporary financial, housing, medical and home energy assistance as well as protective and preventive services for vulnerable children and adults.

Soil and Water

The diverse scope of expertise and knowledge of the District has rendered the department an asset to the County’s goal to protect and preserve natural resources. The District’s dedication has been established by increased assistance provided to the agricultural community, private landowners and municipalities and by the many partnerships we established with various local, county, state and federal governmental agencies.

Treasurer

As the Chief Investment Officer for Suffolk County, it is our sworn duty to protect the assets of the county and its nearly 1.5 million residents. We also administer the collection of delinquent property taxes, the county hotel/motel tax, and bail, while at the same time maintaining and protecting the records of the nearly 600,000 property tax parcels in the county.

Transit

Suffolk County Transit (SCT) public transit bus system; SCT is a local public bus system consisting of 50 bus lines extending from the Nassau/ Suffolk County line on the west to Montauk Point and Orient Point on the east.