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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.
We are in the process of conducting some engaging activities via a virtual (online) format. Currently, we have online classes for our seniors (60 years of age and older). Please contact Tina Harper at email@example.com or 914.989.3620 for additional information and to register.
Please contact us at 914.989.3600 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to register for our food delivery program (CAP).
Currently, our staff are accessible by their respective email addresses and office phones between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm – Monday - Friday.
If you are a qualified instructor for a particular skill or program, we are seeking volunteers to instruct virtual services for our constituents. Please email, David Reggina, Assistant Commissioner, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We can also use volunteers to assist with essential items and groceries to be delivered to our seniors (60 years of age and older). Please contact Tina Harper at email@example.com or 914.989.3620 for additional 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.
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.
188 Tarrytown RoadWhite Plains, NY 10607
Greenburgh Town Hall is currently closed to the public until further notice, however, all Town Departments, with the exception of the Greenburgh Town Court, are open and operational and are staffed by essential Town personnel. Nonessential Town personnel are working from home. Additionally, the lobby of Town Hall is open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday for pick-up and delivery of mail and for pick-up and drop-off of applications for licenses, permits, tax exemptions, certificates and payment of taxes, fees and the filing of claims.
The Town Board monitors and oversees the business of the Town during the COVID-19 Pandemic on a daily, if not hourly, basis. The Town Board publicly conducts General Meetings, Special Meetings and Work Sessions using videoconference technology such as Zoom and other platforms which enable the public to participate. All Town meetings, including meetings of the Planning Board, Zoning Board, Board of Assessment Review etc. are publicly posted and noticed and meetings can be accessed by cellphones and/or computers so that the public can participate.
The Greenburgh Town Court, and all other Town and Village Courts, are closed pursuant to a Directive and Order from the Administrative Judge of the 9th Judicial District. All nonessential matters (i.e. tickets, summonses, evictions, trials etc.) are being adjourned until a date after May 30, 2020 although payments for fines and fees can be made online by going to https://www.greenburgh.com/252Courts and clicking on QUICK LINKS at the bottom of the page. To make a payment by mail, ONLY a money order or cashier’s check payable to “Greenburgh Town Court” will be accepted. Mail payment to 188 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607. NO Personal checks will be accepted and DO NOT MAIL CASH. Please note: All payments made by mail will be opened and processed after the Court reopens. All matters involving persons in custody are being adjourned until a date on or after May 7, 2020. If anyone received a Notice of Driver License Suspension from NYS DMV, and the suspension date is between March 17, 2020 and May 5, 2020, the DMV is working on automatically stopping the suspension from going into effect during the time the Court is closed. However, if the suspension went into effect before March 17, 2020, the suspension cannot be resolved until the Court officially reopens.
The Police Department is fully functioning although the Police Station’s walk-in hours are limited. The Police Department and the Building Department are strictly enforcing the NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Orders and Town Supervisor Paul Feiner’s Emergency Order. Guidance on interpreting the Governor’s Executive Orders, including Orders related to public gatherings and 6 ft. Social Distancing requirements (EO-202.1; 202.3); Essential and Nonessential businesses (EO-202.6); unauthorized construction activity (EO-202.8) and masks, face coverings and other protective gear in public, particularly in supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies, (EO-202.16 & 202.17) can be found in Opinions issued by the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Empire Development Corporation which can be found on those agency’s websites.
The NYS Empire Development Corporation website outlines essential and nonessential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The websites for the Center for Disease Control ("CDC") and the NYS Department of Health provide guidance on the proper protective gear to wear during the COVID-19 pandemic and other helpful heath related information.
Town, County and Special District taxes are due by April 30th, 2020 without penalty. If possible, payment should be made by logging on to the Town’s website at Greenburghny.com. There is no Town charge or fee for paying your taxes through the Town’s website although your credit card company may charge a fee if you pay by credit card. Most property owners who have a mortgage have their taxes paid by their mortgage company and do not have to worry. If you have questions, please call the Tax Receiver’s Office at (914) 989-1550.
No, the time to pay Town, County and Special District taxes that are due by April 30, 2020 has not been extended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Westchester County officials, pursuant to an Executive Order by the Governor, have established a Taxpayer Hardship Program which allows the Town to waive late payment penalties up until July 15, 2020 for taxpayers qualifying for hardship who pay the taxes after April 30, 2020 and reduce late payment penalties to .5% through May 30th and 1% through July 15th for non-hardship qualifying taxpayers who pay the taxes after April 30, 2020.
Qualifications differ depending whether a taxpayer is a residential property owner, a landlord owning six units or less, or business owner and is subject to certain income requirements. Hardship Request Forms which must be certified by the property owner can be accessed from the Town’s website at Greenburghny.com.
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:
You must call the DPW office at (914)989-1580 to schedule pick-up for large or bulk items that do not fit into your garbage for collection. Bulk pick-ups for non-metal items are scheduled for your second garbage day of the week and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule. Large metal items are scheduled for Tuesdays and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule.
You must call the DPW office at (914)989-1580 to schedule a bulk pick-up for paint cans. Bulk pick-ups are scheduled for your second garbage day of the week and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule. All paint must be either dried up using cat litter or a chemical paint hardener, or remaining paint can be poured onto rags to dry it up. Lids must be taken off and left to the side.
Construction debris (including cement) must be removed by a private carter or the contractor that did the work. Westchester County provides a list of licensed private transfer stations & processing facilities, which can be found here.
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, rolled and tied up, then placed out with the garbage. If there is too much carpeting to fit into your regular garbage cart for collection, you must call the DPW office at (914) 989-1580 to schedule a bulk pick-up. Bulk pick-ups for non-metal items are scheduled for your second garbage day of the week and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule.
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.
The Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility accepts household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling from Westchester County residents on a year-round appointment-only basis. The H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus; 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. Residents can reserve a time slot for appointments up to two weeks in advance. To make or cancel an appointment, call the Recycling Help Line at (194)813-5425. The Recycling Help Line is available seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information visit: http://environment.westchestergov.com/new-h-mrf
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. These cartons need to be empty and rinsed before being placed them in your commingled recycling cart.
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.
Download the seasonal employment application (see below) print it and send it to 11 Olympic Ln, Ardsley, NY 10502 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fill out the facilities permit form (link below) and bring it to 11 Olympic Ln., Ardsley, NY 10502.
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.