Message from Presiding Officer Kevin J. McCaffrey

Welcome to the Suffolk County Legislature’s website.  Under my leadership as Presiding Officer, Suffolk’s County Legislators are working every day to maintain a balance between providing residents an affordable tax rate while concurrently offering superior municipal services and protecting our environment– especially the surface waters and drinking waters.

Suffolk residents aren’t leaving for places like South Carolina and Texas because they don’t like our parks, beaches and waterways.  Rather, most who do so are leaving because Suffolk County and New York in general have become too expensive. That is why the Suffolk Legislature is focused on easing the tax burden on residents while promoting economic development that provides places for people to work, live and raise a family. 

While Suffolk is naturally blessed by its beaches and waterways, we have worked hard and invested your tax dollars in some of the finest municipal employees throughout the country.  Among Suffolk’s dedicated employees are our Law Enforcement Officers who ensure that Suffolk County has one of the lowest crime rates nationwide.  Still, while national movements have sought to demonize the Law Enforcement profession, under my leadership this legislature will continue to stand with the men and women of law enforcement and public safety.

I hope that you enjoy visiting our website.  If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to let me know!