Yates County is partnering with Schuyler County on a Household Hazardous Waste Day to be held September 16, 2017. You must register for the event. For more information please click on the recycle tab under popular links on this page.
There will be a public hearing on the Yates County Draft Shared Services Plan on September 6, 2017 at 6:00pm in the County Auditorium. To view the plan please see the link on this page.
County-Wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Draft Plan Submittal to the Yates County Legislature and the New York Department of StateRead More »
2017 VILLAGE OF RUSHVILLE SPECIAL ELECTION OFFICIAL RESULTS 2016 OFFICIAL General Election Results 2016 UNOFFICIAL General Election Results Summary 2016 UNOFFICIAL Results Summary by Election DistrictRead More »
Title VI Policy Statement, Discrimination Complaint Procedures, Discrimination Complaint Form, LEP PlanRead More »
Welcome to the official website of the government of Yates County New York.
We hope your visit to our website is a pleasant and informative experience. Yates County is located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, midway between Pennsylvania and Lake Ontario. We are forty five miles southeast of Rochester and fifty miles southwest from Syracuse.
The County has a land area of approximately 338 square miles and includes three of New York State's Finger Lakes. On the eastern border of Yates County is Seneca Lake, on the western border is Canandaigua Lake, and the mid/southern section is split by Keuka Lake. The scenic lakes and extensive wine industry make Yates County a popular tourist destination.
There are four incorporated villages and nine townships situated within the County and the population is approximately 24,600. Penn Yan, the largest of four villages, is the County seat and is located at the north end of the east branch of Keuka Lake. The topography varies from steep hills and valleys in the western townships of the county to relatively flat land in the northern townships to gently rolling hills and valleys in the south, east and central portions. The County is host to a large agricultural base that also includes a thriving Mennonite population. Some of the various types of agriculture include dairy and crop farms, grape vineyards, and apple orchards.