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Although you can, we don't recommend it. Please contact the Assessor's Office for more information.
Contact the Assessor's Office to find the official grievance period dates.
Exemption applications are due on May 1st.
A permit is required for any construction, repair, improvement, modification, or demolition. Contact the Building department for more information.
The purpose of a building permit is to control the type of construction and use of property. Building permits are based on the New York State Building Codes and Town of Greenburgh Codes, adopted to protect health, general welfare, and the investment in property. For more information, contact the Building department.
No. Fences can be installed without a building permit as long as the proposed fence meets the following regulations:
285-40C(5) - Except as provided elsewhere in this chapter, the yard requirements of this chapter shall not be deemed to prohibit any otherwise lawful fence or wall, provided that in any one-family residence district, no fence or wall shall exceed six feet in height in any front or side yard nor eight feet in height in any rear yard. [Amended 7-8-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
Note: Corner lots Maximum fence height = 30 inches (corner side and front) - except if fence is located 20 feet in from the corner/front property lines.
Home occupations are defined as any use customarily conducted entirely within a dwelling and carried on only by the residents thereof, which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes, does not change the character thereof, does not have any exterior evidence of such secondary use, other than a permitted nameplate, and does not involve merchandising, trade, commercial repair or service, manufacturing or processing or the exchanging of commodities by sale. Any business enterprise or activity which shall require a license of the county or state shall be deemed not to be a home occupation. Regulations for home occupations can be found in the Zoning Ordinance under sections 285-36C and parking requirements under 285-38
Additionally, New York State Appendix J states (AJ102.5): A home occupation shall be conducted wholly within the primary structure on the premises with the following conditions:
1. The home occupation shall meet all requirements for habitable space and shall not exceed 15 percent of the floor area of the primary structure.
2. No more than one person not residing in the dwelling unit may be employed in the home occupation.
3. Inventory and supplies shall not occupy more than 50 percent of the area permitted to be used as a home occupation.
4. The home occupation shall not involve any operation considered to be hazardous.
A Building Permit is required for the use of a professional office in a single or multi family residence, including a site plan showing required parking and landscaping, a floor plan detailing the layout of professional office and a copy of the professional's New York State license
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE -- An office for a person who practices an occupation in which some department of science or learning is applied to the affairs of others, either advising or guiding them, or otherwise serving their interests or welfare in the practice of an art founded on such knowledge. The word "professional" implies attainments in knowledge, as distinguished from mere skill, and the application of such knowledge to serve others. A professional license issued by the State of New York or validated membership in a national professional organization may be considered sufficient, but not necessary, to establish the status of a professional person. (§ 285-5 Definitions)
REQUIRED PARKING - §285-38 Professional office in a residence three (3) per office or two (2) for each professional maintaining office hours for consultation, whichever is greater, in addition to that required for the residential use (two (2) per dwelling unit)
REQUIRED LANDSCAPING - § - 285-38H(2) - Landscape strips with a minimum width of five feet shall be provided between any additional parking spaces required by this chapter for home occupations and professional offices in residence and all property lines of such uses except as required in § 285-40A(4) of this chapter. Such landscape strips shall comply with the following minimum standards as well as all applicable requirements set forth elsewhere in this chapter:
(a) Said landscape strips shall include evergreen planting and other landscaping of such type, height, spacing and arrangement as, in the judgment of the Planning Board, will effectively screen the activity of the lot from the neighboring uses.
(b) Unless specifically required elsewhere in this chapter, a wall or fence of location, height, design and materials approved by the Planning Board may be substituted for part or all of the required landscape strips.
(c) Where the existing topography and/or existing landscaping provides adequate screening, the Planning Board may waive or modify the planting and/or landscape requirements of this chapter.
§285-36D. Professional offices in single-family detached residences, where permitted, shall comply with the following:
(1) Said office shall be conducted by a professional residing on the premises. Not more than two nonresident assistants shall be employed by any such professional resident.
(2) Said office shall be incidental and subordinate to the residential use of the building and shall not occupy more than 50% of the area of the ground floor of the principal building. No office shall be conducted in an accessory building.
(3) In no manner shall the appearance of the building be altered or shall the office within the residence be conducted in a manner that would cause the premises to differ from its residential character, either by the use of colors, materials, construction, lighting, sizes or the emission of sounds, noises or vibrations.
(4) The professional office shall not increase the vehicular traffic flow by more than one additional vehicle at a time and shall not involve the use or outdoor storage of commercial vehicles for delivery of materials to and from the premises.
(5) No professional office shall create noise, dust, vibration, odor, smoke, electrical interference, fire hazard or any other hazard or nuisance to any greater extent or more frequent extent than that usually experienced in the district under circumstances wherein no professional office were to exist.
§285-36E. Professional offices in multifamily dwellings, where permitted, shall comply with the following:
(1) Professional offices in multifamily dwellings shall be limited to the ground floor. For purposes of this subsection only, the words "ground floor" shall mean the first floor of residential use.
(2) In no manner shall the exterior appearance of the residential unit or the common areas of the building be altered, nor shall the office within the residence be conducted in such a manner that would cause the premises to differ from the residential character of the building or the appearance of other residential units in the building.
(3) No professional office in a multifamily building shall exceed in size the largest unit used for residential purposes.
(4) No professional office shall create noise, dust, vibration, odor, smoke, electrical interference, fire hazard or any other hazard or nuisance in excess of that usually experienced in the district under circumstances wherein no professional office were to exist.
(5) All professional offices must register with the Building Department and obtain a permit from the Building Inspector. All existing offices as of the date of this Subsection E shall have one calendar year to register and obtain said permit.
(6) Professional offices in multifamily buildings established prior to the effective date of this subsection shall not be held to regulations more restrictive than those in effect at which time said offices were constructed, except that said offices shall be required to comply with the registration provisions with the Building Department per Subsection E(5) above.
Yes. All sizes of sheds require a building permit.
Please download the building permit application and review requirements for shed placement on a residential property.
Please note that only one shed is allowed per lot and is restricted to the rear yard.
A shed cannot exceed 150 square feet and cannot be higher than 10 feet. If the shed is 100 square feet or less, it must be located a minimum of 3 feet from the property line, sheds over 100 square feet but less than 150 square feet must be located 5 feet from the rear and side property lines.
If you are simply repaving an existing driveway, no permit is required. If you plan to enlarge or reconfigure the driveway a building permit is required.
Please note that repaving, enlargement/reconfiguration of driveways may require a curb cut permit and a permit to work in the right-of way may be required from the Department of Public Works. Please contact DPW to determine what permits are required (914-993-1574).
Replacement of shingles only does not require a building permit. If the shingles, underlayment and plywood need to be removed, a building permit is required. A detailed list of materials that are to be used is required with the submission. Alterations to roof structure require a building permit with drawings prepared by a New York State licensed design professional.
A building permit is required for the addition of or replacement of roofing materials on commercial and multi-family residences. A detailed list of materials that are to be used is required with the submission. Alterations to roof structure require a building permit with drawings prepared by a New York State licensed design professional.
For information on how to clean, manage and prevent mold growth, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Protection's Website
If you are renting an apartment or home or are working in an area that has no heat or think the heat is below what is required, you may file a complaint form and call 914-989-1565 or 914-989-1637.
602.3 Heat supply.
Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat during the period from September 15th to May 31st to maintain a temperature of not less than 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms.
Exception: When the outdoor temperature is below the winter outdoor design temperature for the locality, maintenance of the minimum room temperature shall not be required, provided that the heating system is operating at its full design capacity. The winter design dry-bulb temperature for the locality shall be as indicated in the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State .
602.4 Occupiable work spaces.
Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat during the period from September 15th to May 31st to maintain a temperature of not less than 65°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied.
1. Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or special temperature conditions.
2. Areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities.
Yes. A tank removal/abandonment permit is required for either the abandonment or removal of tanks used for storing heating oil. In order to remove or abandon an oil storage tank, the contractor must perform the following:
1. The entire contents of the heating oil storage tank and related piping shall be emptied, cleaned and purged of all vapor. The contents of the storage tank and related piping shall be removed from the premises or property and disposed of in accordance with applicable county, state or federal rules and regulations;
2. If the heating oil storage tank is to be abandoned in place, the event line shall remain open and intact, unless the tank is filled with an inert material. The oil fill pipe and other related piping shall either be removed, or the oil fill pipe shall be filled with concrete;
3. If the heating oil storage tank is to be removed, the vent line, oil fill pipe and related piping shall also be removed, or the oil fill pipe shall be filled with concrete;
4. An inspection shall be made of the abandonment or removal in connection with the conversion to determine conformity with the uniform code; and
5. No certificate of completion of such abandonment or removal shall be granted unless written proof of the heating oil storage tank’s oil fill pipe having been removed and disposed of properly or filled with concrete in accordance appropriate provisions of the uniform code has been provided by the property owner to the inspector.
The Building Department handles complaints of the Uniform Code, Zoning and Town Codes. If you have a complaint or concern about any property in the unincorporated Town of Greenburgh, complete the complaint form and email, fax (914-993-1570) or mail the complaint to the Building Department.
The Department of Community Development and Conservation provides email notifications of Planning Board and Zoning Board applications appearing on meeting agendas by email upon request. The Department also maintains a list of all active application submittals on the Town website. The Town Supervisor also maintains an extensive email list of Town happenings via email, by request to be on the list.
The Town Clerk maintains a list of all Board/Committee openings. Typically there are a variety of openings for residents, in many areas of potential interest.
Typically, developed properties of 1 acre or less do not require a permit to remove trees. However, the Department encourages potential applicants to contact the Town Forestry Officer through the main office number at 914-989-1530.
Yes, beginning in February AARP will offer free tax services on Fridays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For start date go to our building calendar or you can also find it in the Senior Services Calendar.
Yes, we offer a cartooning class for students 1st grade or 6 years old and up. For more details and a full showing of our program offerings please go to the Arts, Dance, and Culture Unit page.
If you are requesting a refund you will need to contact Ms. Judith Lee at the Business Office and request a refund for a detailed program name.
The majority of our programming accepts online registration, but in the off chance you are in need of registering for a program that does not allow it you will need to come in person and register. Some of these programs are limited to register in person due to paperwork that needs to be handed in or verification of information.
We have golden age lap swimming as well as regular lap swim hours. Please check the pool schedule (PDF) for specific times and days.
Generally, the class instructors will remind all parents at the end of one swim session the class level to register for the following session. In the case that this did not take place, please follow up with the lifeguard captain.
Aqua Zumba will return in the fall. Please sign up to receive notifications, as we send program openings on a routinely basis.
In order to become a lifeguard with us you will have to take a lifeguard course as well as a lifeguard test. For more information, please contact Jenn Parra.
We offer Golden Ages lap swim Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for other lap swim times please check our pool schedule.
If a class has to cancel, we will send an email notice to all class participants. In the event that you have not received an email and you believe class may be cancelled please feel free to contact the Community Center.
We offer Pre-School Swim Instruction for 5 year old children. Find more information on our Learn to Swim page.
Generally swim classes for children are about 30 minutes. As they graduate to high levels the classes can run up to 45 minutes. Find more information on our Learn to Swim page.
Yes we offer Recreational swim on Fridays after 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays after 2:30 p.m. For more information view our Pool Schedule.
If you come in and speak with one of our lifeguard Captains they will assess and place a child for the appropriate swim class.
All Ballet classes will open up for registration two weeks prior to the classes beginning. Contact us for more information.
The African Dance class times along with all Arts, Dance, and Culture programming class schedules can be found on the Dance page.
A Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is a certification that will allow you to teach swimming using the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program curriculum. Learn more on our Lifeguard Training Page.
We accept and train 14 year olds as lifeguards but until they are 18 years of age they will not be able to attend camp trips or be alone on deck. Contact us for more information.
All league game dates and times can be found on the League Schedule link on the Recreation page.
As soon as we are notified of an impending cancellation or a lateness/change of schedule, the Recreation Unit will send an email blast out to all participants.
Financial Aid is offered only to Town of Greenburgh Residents. Once you have downloaded and completed the Financial Aid Application (PDF) and have collected the necessary documents listed, you will need to call the Commissioners Secretary to make an appointment.
The Summer Camp Application (PDF) will need to be downloaded and completed by a parent or guardian. In addition to the completed form, the attached medical form will need to be signed and stamped by a physician. For the full details on the application completion process, please go to the Summer Camp Application instructions link on the Summer Camp Unit Page.
Yes we are a peanut free camp. All our food choices are School approved peanut free ingredients.
On trip days, we will provide every student with a bagged lunch consisting of turkey and cheese sandwich, a cookie, and a juice. If you would like to send your child with a lunch that is okay as well.
All Summer Camp schedules will go live as soon as all children have been placed in their groups, and all changes have been completed. By week 2 of camp all schedules will be up.
All children enrolled in summer camp will have the opportunity of swimming during camp. They will be in the pool at least twice per week.
All summer camp trips are listed with dates, locations, and times on the Summer Camp Trip Page.
The iMatter Series tends to be offered once or twice per school year, and dates will vary. For all program schedules please visit the iMatter page.
We hire students from ages 14 and up. For all students still in high school applying for summer jobs, will need to complete a corresponding pre-employment program.
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Yes, the Slope Clearance Form is a clearance application describing the project scope and size so that it can be determined which, if any Engineering.
Every permit must be submitted with 3 copies of the application and 3 copies/sets of plans ( 1 original and 2 copies).
All permits must be completed by a licensed professional:
The fee schedule is as follows:
These items can be placed at the curb on either of your garbage pick up days.
All paint must be either dried up using cat litter or remaining pain can be poured onto rags to dry up. Cns must be put out with trash but please leave the lids off.
Construction debris (including cement) must be removed by a private carter or the contractor that did the work.
Styrofoam can be placed outside with garbage.
Regular batteries can be put out with the household garbage.
Car batteries must be taken to a mechanic or gas station for disposal.
Carpeting must be cut into 4 feet lengths, tied up, then placed out with the garbage.
These items must be placed in a leak, shatter and puncture-proof container with a screw top and labeled "Sharps" and put out with regular garbage.
For further information on disposal of medical waste, please refer to the County of Westchester website.
Recyclable cartons include both refrigerated "gable-top and shelf-stable aseptic cartons often used to contain
Place these types of containers with other recyclable containers made of metal, glass, and plastic for collection: they should not be included with paper and cardboard recyclables.
Wire Hangers, like those from dry-cleaning are not accepted with household recycling as the wire can jam the machinery. The dry cleaner may accept them.
The Street Opening Permit or Right of Way (ROW) Permit is required for any action taking place in the town right of way, actions such as:
You can obtain the Street Opening Permit from the Engineering Department.
To take a permit a certificate of liability insurance from the contractor or home owner and a sketch or plan of work being done re needed.
The fees are as follows:
Two separate check are required made payable to the Town of Greenburgh.
Youth Court is a peer court where eligible young offenders are defended, prosecuted and judged by their peers. Members of the court will be specially trained to act as judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, bailiffs and court clerks.
The purpose of Youth Court is to provide an alternative to the Family Court for the prosecution of non-violent misdemeanors and violations in an effort to reduce the incidence of juvenile delinquent behavior and to develop a respect and knowledge of the Criminal Justice System among young people in our community.
Juveniles under the age of 16 who reside in the unincorporated portion of the Town of Greenburgh that have been charged with non-violent misdemeanors or violations may, at the police department's discretion, be afforded the opportunity to go to Youth Court instead of Family Court.
Participants of the Youth Court program must be in High School (preferably sophomores and juniors, however, exceptions are made for seniors and freshman.) The training will be conducted at the Greenburgh Police Department one day a week for approximately two hours at a time. Training lasts for about 10 weeks.
Once certified, members will participate in live Youth Court Sessions.
Our studio is available for tapings to Greenburgh residents, who fill out an application from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our programs are taped at 28.5 minutes to fit within our 30 minute daily programming slots.
To review the parcel status please visit the Tax Status page.
To find the taxes for a parcel please view the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps.