Law & Land Use Center

Provides land use resources for town, village, and county land-use decision makers, for planning departments, conservation advisory commissions, and zoning boards, students, and the public concerned about such issues.
Located on the 2nd Floor.

Established with funds from the Empire State Development Corporation and the New York State Education Department Special Legislative Projects, the land use collection includes material on:

  • Community planning
  • Citizen activism
  • Cultural and historical resources
  • Environmental assessments (Town of Carmel)
  • Environmental impact process
  • Lake management
  • Land trusts
  • Management plans
  • Mediation
  • Open space preservation
  • Planning
  • Regional studies
  • Smart growth
  • Storm water runoff
  • Sprawl
  • Watershed issues
  • Wetlands management
  • Zoning

And more!

The law collection has a variety of legal resources including:

  • Supreme Court cases and reviews
  • Nolo Publishers series of self-help books on such topics as wills and estates, divorce, landlords and tenants, and bankruptcy
  • books by renowned lawyers and legal scholars


Image: taken from Official Zoning Map of the Town of Carmel (February 20th, 2002).