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Department of Social Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to current guidelines regarding Social Distancing, the Department of Social Services has limited seating and waiting capacity in our lobby.  Scheduled appointments are strongly recommended by calling the office at (315) 963-5000.  You may reach the department via phone, fax, standard mail or email to drop off information and ask questions.  Please visit the program pages on the menu to the left for current contact phone numbers and email addresses.  Thank you.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program online application and information is now available at:

DSS Mission

The mission of the Oswego County Department of Social Services is to strengthen families, assure safety, promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life in our community.

DSS Vision
Oswego County DSS is a reputable group of skilled and influential professionals that engages all available resources to protect our community's most vulnerable and assist them in accessing opportunity, resources and supports so that all may reach their greatest potential.

Please navigate our menu to the left for information regarding our programs and services.

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