The PUTNAM COUNTY OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES provides information, referral and advocacy for Putnam County residents with disabilities and their families. The Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We welcome your inquiries and input with regard to issues and priorities for our residents with disabilities.

The Office administers the CENTRAL REGISTRY, a voluntary registry of people with disabilities residing in Putnam County. The Central Registry is a confidential database created and maintained for the purpose of planning for adequate and appropriate services for Putnam County residents with disabilities. We work cooperatively with the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, as well as with other County departments to plan for people with special needs in the event of an evacuation or other emergency.
Click here for the Special Assistance Notification Form.

Click here for a Central Registry registration form. When a completed registration form is mailed to us, we add you to our database. Please, remember, this process is voluntary and completely confidential. Registering with this Office also adds you to our confidential mailing list so we may send you our newsletter and other information of interest to people with disabilities.

The Office publishes ABILITIES NEWSLETTER, a quarterly newsletter including information on topics of interest and upcoming events.

The Office maintains a comprehensive and current resource guide with contact information for a variety of services for all types of disabilities.

The Office represents the County at meetings of the
PUTNAM COUNTY COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. The Council acts in an advisory role to the Putnam County Legislature with regard to issues concerning County residents with disabilities. Meetings of the Coordinating Council are open to the public and participation is welcomed. The Council meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Putnam County Office Building, 40 Gleneida Avenue (Room 318), Carmel. You can reach the Coordinating Council by calling this office.