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Normally, it's about 4 weeks depending on the workload.
If the application does not involve any of the boards, the plans are reviewed chronologically on a first-come first-served basis.
If the BAR has approved the application, the applications are reviewed chronologically as requests are received following the BAR hearing. The reasons for this are that some applications do not have construction documents.
On the Building Department page, towards the bottom of the page, under Quick Links Building-Permit-Fees
The Court is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fines may be paid from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Court is in session every Wednesday. Traffic and criminal summonses are answerable at 9:15 a.m., the Criminal Calendar is called beginning at 9:30 a.m. and parking tickets answerable from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., no later.
Small Claims trials are generally scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month. Extra civil and traffic trial days are scheduled as needed.
If a defendant fails to respond to a traffic summons in person or by mail, fails to appear for a scheduled trial and/or fails to pay the fine, the Motor Vehicle Bureau is notified. The DMV will then suspend the driver's license and the driver will be subject to a misdemeanor charge if stopped by a police officer while driving with a suspended license.
The point system is controlled by the Motor Vehicle Bureau. The Court does not assign the points, nor can the Court prevent points from being given for moving violations.
Please remember that the Court's personnel are there to be helpful. None of the clerks were driving your car. None of them parked it; and none of them issued the ticket. The court clerks don't make up the rules or penalties, and they want to help you as much as possible.
For best management practices, sump pumps should be connected to an owner maintained dry well or detention basin when available. If that is not an option, permission to connect to a municipal drainage facility through the street right-of-way permit process may be a second resort. With regard to code, sump pumps can not be discharged into a laundry tub, sink or any pipe in the house's sanitary sewer system. Sump pumps that are illegally connected to the sanitary sewer system overload the system, cause sewage to back up and are a violation of the Westchester County Sanitary Code and Village code. All new installations of pumps, drainage facilities and related items do require permits from the Village. Owners are strongly urged to contact Building and Engineering Department staff should they have any questions.
The Village of Scarsdale is offering “Starter Kits” to residents which can be easily purchased at the Recycling Center office for $20. Payment may be made by credit card, debit card, or personal check made payable to the Village of Scarsdale. Kits include one 2-gallon counter-top pail, one 6-gallon home storage & transportation bin and one roll of 25 compostable bags for your pail. If you wish to receive an at-home consultation on how to get started in food scrap recycling, please fill out the
Durable compostable bags are available for purchase at the Scarsdale Recycling Center office (110 Secor Road) for $2.00/roll of 25 bags and are sized to fit up to a 2.5-gallon kitchen caddy. Payment may be made by credit card, debit card, or personal check made payable to the Village of Scarsdale; cash is not accepted.We make food scrap recycling easy, neat, and clean!
No. Once you are signed up, you do not need to notify the Sanitation Department about weeks you will not be putting out your bin. Like all other Sanitation Dept services, even if you do not put out your bin one week, as long as you are registered for curbside food scrap pickup, the Sanitation Department will still continue to stop at your home weekly for your curbside food scrap recycling pickup. For any changes to your service, such as moving to a new house, please contact email@example.com or call the Sanitation Department at 917.722.1294.
If you believe that a tree is in need of maintenance, please call the Highway Department at 722-1285. Upon notification of a need for maintenance the Village will inspect the tree and decide what action is appropriate.
If the tree is entangled in the electric wires overhead, we will notify Consolidated Edison to remove the canopy of the tree. After Con Ed has "topped" the tree the remainder to the tree trunk will be removed by Village forces. In those cases where the tree is not entangled in the overhead electric wires, the Village will schedule removal of the tree based on our estimate of the danger to the public. Once the tree trunks are removed the remaining stumps are left to naturally disintegrate except in those cases where a specific request is made to have the stump removed. In this case the Village will remove the stump during winter months as time permits.
New trees to replace the removed trees will be replaced only upon request of the adjoining property owner. The Village plants new trees annually in the spring.
1) The removal of 3 or more trees exceeding 6 inches DBH (diameter of a tree trunk measured at 54 inches above the ground) per lot per 12 month period.
2) Trees identified to be removed or protected as a result of a Land Use Board determination.
3) Removal of replacement trees 6 inches or less DBH that are planted as a result of a Land Use Board determination or pursuant to Section 281-10.
4) Removal of tree(s) determined to be preserved by a Land Use Board for at least 2 growing seasons after the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy or Land Use Board approval.
Also, the removal of any of the following species of trees requires a permit from the Village Engineer:
1) American Elm
2) American Beech Tree
3) Heritage Trees (a tree designated by the Board of Architectural Review to be unique and of importance of the community)
4) Any tree in a wetland or wetland buffer area - in accordance with Chapter 171 - Freshwater Wetlands of the Scarsdale Village Code.
A resident may remove a tree(s) on private property as-of-right provided any of the following:
1) Trees 6 inches DBH or less can be removed with no restrictions.
2) Removal of up to 2 trees exceeding 6 inches DBH per lot per 12 month period. A tree removed that is 36 inches DBH or greater must be replaced with a replacement tree.
A tree may be removed under an actual or ongoing emergency for the protection of life or property. If a tree is determined by a Tree Expert to be dead, dying, hazardous or diseased, a report from the Tree Expert must be submitted to the Village Engineer. A tree may also be removed if considered an invasive species (a non-native species that adversely affects the habitats they invade economically, environmentally or ecologically and are listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)).
For further reference or clarification, please see Chapter 281 - Trees, Grass, Brush and Weeds of the Scarsdale Village Code. Access to the Code is available on-line.
The Village of Scarsdale's Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program in which leaves from residential properties are placed in piles at the curb line and collected with leaf vacum trucks by Village public works crews is costly with a total of $680,028 budgeted in the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Adopted Budget. Often due to wind, rain or improper placement these leaf piles end up in the street narrowing vehicular travel lanes resulting in traffic safety concerns. These leaves are also prone to blocking stormwater access to catch basins resulting in localized street flooding and phosphate runoff into our waterways. Fortunately, there is an alternative leaf management practive, on-site leaf mulching! On-site leaf mulching involves shredding leaves where they are and utlizing the shredded leaves as a winter mulch and/or compost for the lawn
Click on a link in the "Program Registration Forms" and "Recreation Brochures" section above for more information. (Adobe Acrobat reader required). Flyers are also available in the Recreation Department office.
The Recycling Center, located at 110 Secor Road, is open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Want to meet some new friends? Stop in on a Saturday -- it is the place to be! Learn about recycling, drop-off some textiles (any condition) to be re-used or recycled, or perhaps donate a piece of furniture for a worthy cause. Although we have started a new curbside food scrap recycling service, which one needs to sign-up for, food scrap drop-off is still available, as well! Food scrap recycling starter kits and supplies are available for purchase at ultra-competitive prices (at-cost); all payments are check, only. See you there!