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A detailed list of the services the Office of the Town Clerk offers can be found here.
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
COURT
Where do I pay a traffic or parking ticket?
Traffic or parking tickets issued within the Town of Greenburgh can be paid or disputed at the Courthouse, located at 188 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains, NY 10607. You can reach the Courthouse by calling (914) 989-1850. You may also pay parking tickets online by clicking here.

How can I contact the Court Clerk?
The Court Clerk and Town Clerk are two separate entities. To reach the Court Clerk, please call the Courthouse at (914) 989-1850.
 
DOG LICENSES
How do I know if I need a dog license?

Once your dog is old enough to receive a rabies vaccination (4 months of age) it is by law your duty to have him/her licensed.   


How do I apply for a dog license?
The following form is requested to be filled out for a NEW license (Click here). A fee of $16 applies to dogs who have been proven via affidavit or veterinary documentation to have been spayed or neutered. Dogs who are not spayed or neutered have a licensing fee of $23. Once you fill out the form you may come in during regular business hours or mail in the form along with a copy of the dog’s current rabies vaccination information. This information can be obtained from your dog’s veterinarian. Please note that if there is no accompanying documentation that states that your dog has been spayed or neutered whether initially or upon renewal of the license you are subject to the higher license fee.
 
What if I am late renewing my dog’s license?
Dog licenses must be renewed annually. When it is time to renew your dog’s license, the Town of Greenburgh will mail you a reminder which allows 45 days to submit payment. A notice of delinquent renewal is sent if you do not renew your dog’s license in time and an additional late fee of $10 will be applied to the annual fee.

I lost my dog’s tag. What do I do?
Please report the loss to us. A fee of $5 will apply to your dog’s new replacement tag. You can obtain a replacement tag by coming in during regular office hours or mail us a check for $5 with a note explaining that you would like a replacement tag.

My dog died. What do I need to do?
Advise the Town Clerk’s Office and we will update the record, OR when your renewal reminder arrives in the mail check the box labeled “deceased” and send it back. DO NOT enclose a check.
 
I am transferring ownership of my dog. What do I need to do?
Your dog will need to be licensed by their new owner in the municipality in which they reside. When your renewal reminder arrives in the mail, check the box labeled “transferred owner”. DO NOT enclose a check.

F.O.I.L. Requests
What is a FOIL?

FOIL stands for Freedom Of Information Law. What is known as a “FOIL” record is information documented by a municipality that is a matter of public record.

How do I submit a FOIL request?
In order to obtain a public record you are required to submit a formal request. The FOIL request form can be found here. The form is also available in our office. Requests can be submitted via e-mail (townclerk@greenburghny.com), regular mail, or in person in the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.


HANDICAPPED PARKING
How can I obtain a handicapped parking permit?
You can obtain a handicapped parking permit by printing out the form found here. The form is also available in our office and we will be happy to mail you a blank form if need be. Once you have the form, fill out the top section (Part 1) and have your physician complete “Part 2, Medical Certification. Return the form to us during regular business hours or via mail. We will ask to see your NYS issued driver’s license or non-driver’s ID (if you have one). If you are mailing the application please enclose either a copy of your NYS issued driver’s license or non-driver’s ID OR write the nine-digit ID number (located above or to the immediate right of your photo).


How can I renew my permanent (blue tag) handicapped parking permit?
Once your handicapped parking permit expires you are required by law to renew it. It is not necessary to complete another application for a permanent tag. Use of an expired tag is a parking violation and you can be ticketed. If you come in during regular business hours, we will issue you a new tag. You can also call us at (914) 989-1500 and give us your name and we will mail you a new tag.
 
How can I renew my temporary (red tag) handicapped parking permit?
If you are diagnosed with a temporary disability you are required to renew your permit if necessary after it expires. The maximum amount of time we can issue the permit for is 6 months. If your physician lists your expected recovery date less than 6 months from the day you apply, you will be issued a permit expiring at the end of that given month. If your permit expires before you recover you will be asked to repeat the initial application process by filling out the form found here. The form is also available in our office and we will be happy to mail you a blank form if need be. Once you have the form, fill out the top section and have your physician fill out the middle section. Return the form to us during regular business hours or via mail. We will ask to see your NYS issued driver’s license or non-driver’s ID (if you have one). If you are mailing the application please enclose either a copy of your NYS issued driver’s license or non-driver’s ID OR write the nine-digit ID number (located above or to the immediate right of your photo).


What do I do if I lose my handicapped parking permit?
If you come in during regular business hours we can issue you a new tag. You can also call us at (914) 989-1500 and give us your name and we will mail you a new tag.
 
How can I be issued handicapped parking license plates?
In order to obtain handicapped license plates, you would fill out the form here and contact the nearest or most convenient NYS DMV location. The nearest DMV office is located in The City of White Plains at 200 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. For more information you may also call the NYS DMV at (718) 477-4820.
 
What do I do with my expired tag?
If you do not turn it in to our office during regular business hours, please dispose of it by cutting it up or shredding it.
 
HUNTING/FISHING
-Can I obtain a hunting or fishing license in Town Hall?
Yes you can. Hunting licenses can be obtained Monday through Friday from 9AM-4:30PM. More information can be found here on the New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation website.
 
MARRIAGE LICENSE
What forms of identification and/or legal documentation must I bring with me when I apply for a marriage license?
In order to obtain a marriage license, both parties to be wed must be present. They must bring an original or certified copy of their birth certificates. If you were born outside of the United States and your birth certificate is NOT in English it must be translated and notarized by an authorized translator. Both parties must also bring photo identification in the form of a Driver’s License, Non-driver’s ID OR a passport. If either party has been married previously: If the previous marriage(s) ended in divorce please bring a copy of the final decree(s) of divorce, if the previous marriage ended due to death we ask that you provide us with the date of their death. A copy of the death certificate is not required.
 
When can I get a marriage license?
We are available to issue marriage licenses Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM-4PM. We also have late hours between 5PM-7PM generally occurring on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Please call the office to confirm the dates.
 
What is the fee for a marriage license?
The fee is $40, payable by cash, check, or money order only.


There is an error on my marriage license. How do I get it corrected?
You would have to file a correction of marriage form with the New York State Department of Health. You can contact our office for a copy of this form. You can also contact the New York State Department of Health directly at (518) 474-2013.
 
How can I obtain a certified copy of my marriage license?
Please note that a marriage license is filed in the municipality in which the license was obtained, NOT where the ceremony occurred. You will be asked to fill out the form found here (also available in our office). A fee of $10 per copy applies.
 
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
What is the contact information for the Police Department?
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A TRUE EMERGENCY PLEASE DIAL 911. The Police Department is located at 188 Tarrytown Rd., White Plains, NY 10607. They can be contacted via phone at (914) 989-1700 or e-mail at gpdwebmail@greenburghny.com
 
How can I obtain information on Senior Citizen Assistance Programs within the Town of Greenburgh?
You can contact the Department of Parks & Recreation by calling (914) 693-8985.
 
How can I obtain information on events in the Town of Greenburgh?
We publish two yearly seasonal activities guides that are available in our office and at the Department of Parks & Recreation, located at 11 Olympic Lane, Ardsley, NY 10502. You can contact Parks & Recreation by phone at (914) 693-8985. The entire guide is also available on our website here.
 
What is the contact information for Animal Control?
You can contact Animal Control by calling (914) 989-1700.
 
Where can I get information about the S.T.A.R. Program?
You can get information about the S.T.A.R. Program by contacting the Assessor’s Office at (914) 989-1520
 
What is the contact information for the Greenburgh Central School District?
The Greenburgh Central School District is located at 475 West Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530. You can reach them by dialing (914) 761-6000.

I just moved to Greenburgh, where will my child attend school?
You can find out what district your child is in based on your address contacting the Assessor’s Office at (914) 989-1520.
 
What is the contact information for the Greenburgh Public Library?
The Greenburgh Public Library is located at 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523. You can reach them by dialing (914) 721-8200.


How do I get the current Sanitation Schedule and info?
You can do so by contacting the Department of Public Works at (914) 989-1580
 
What is the sales tax rate in Greenburgh?
The Greenburgh Sales Tax Rate is 7.375%.
 
How do I obtain a permit to park at the Hartsdale train station?
You would need to contact the Hartsdale Public Parking District. They are located at 234 East Hartsdale Ave. (Site A Garage, Parking Level 3) Hartsdale, NY 10530. You can reach them by phone at (914) 723-1026 or e-mail info@hartsdaleparking.com.
 
Town Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes
How do I view Town Board Agendas?
You can view Town Board Agendas, by visiting the Town of Greenburgh Website and click the link for "Agendas and Minutes," scroll down and click the meeting date"
How do I view Town Board Minutes?
You can view Town Board Minutes, by visiting the Town of Greenburgh Website and click the link for "Agendas and Minutes," scroll down to meeting date and click "Minutes"
VITAL RECORDS & GENEALOGY
What is a “vital record”?

Birth Certificates and Death Certificates are considered vital records. These records apply to those who were born in or passed away within the Town of Greenburgh.


Who can get copies of vital records?
Usually certified copies of birth certificates can be obtained by the person the certificate is for and/or immediate family. Certified copies of death certificates can be obtained by immediate family of or legal counsel for the deceased. A fee of $10 per certified copy applies. For birth records you will be asked to fill out the form found here. For death records you will be asked to fill out the form found here. The form is also available in our office.
 
I’m doing genealogical research. How can you help?
If the person was born or passed away within the Town of Greenburgh we can give you certified copies of their birth and death records. A fee of $10 per certified copy applies. For birth records you will be asked to fill out the form found here. For death records you will be asked to fill out the form found here. The form is also available in our office.
 
What is the fee for a copy of a vital record?
The fee for a certified copy of a vital record is $10. A certified copy can be used in place of an original copy. Certified copies each contain a raised seal that distinguishes them as such. For birth records you will be asked to fill out the form found here. For death records you will be asked to fill out the form found here. The form is also available in our office.
 
VOTING
I have general questions about the Election process and registering to vote. Who should I call?
You may contact the Westchester County Board of Elections, located at 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601. You can reach them by phone for general information by calling (914) 995-5700.
 
How do I register to vote?
You are required to fill out a voter registration form that you can download here. We also have the forms on hand in the Town Clerk’s Office. Once you fill out the form, follow the instructions on where to mail it. For more information on registering to vote you may contact the Westchester County Board of Elections at (914) 995-5713.


Where do I vote?
You can find out where your polling place is by calling the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours or by utilizing the Online Polling Place Locator here.


Where can I get an absentee ballot?
They are available in the Town Clerk’s Office. You can also download one by clicking here.
 
Where can I shred my documents?
The Westchester County Shedding Facilities and schedules for recycling are available online at westchestergov.com or by phone at (914) 813-5425. Location is at 14 Woods Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595.
 
 



 


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