Welcome to the Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency (SOCPA)
Our mission is to provide and promote effective planning by the County and its City, towns and villages.
Planning provides a long-range, comprehensive view to ensure high-quality built environments, cost-effective infrastructure, natural resource stewardship, and economic growth.
Planning promotes community values, satisfies community needs, and protects the environment within the County's fiscal ability.
The ultimate goal is a sustainable, attractive, and well maintained metropolitan area that can attract and support economic growth.
Major Programs and Services
Planning Services carries out a wide variety of services that relate to SOCPA's basic mission as a planning agency.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) division maintains geographic files and geo-referenced databases for planning and mapping purposes.
The 911 Address Administration program is responsible for approving all street names and assigning address numbers in most towns in Onondaga County.
The Syracuse Office of Zoning Administration services the Syracuse City Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Common Council on all zoning matters. The zoning offices are located in City Hall Commons.