What is the balance due on my Tax Bill?
- If you are paying a full or an installment payment after the due date indicated on your tax bill, interest will be added... (more)
- If you are paying a full or an installment payment after the due date indicated on your tax bill, interest will be added and/or increased to your total amount due. The back of your tax bill spells out all of your payment information including how much interest will be added in what time frame. If you still are unsure how to figure out the interest, please submit a request, and we will be happy to help you figure out the amount due. You can find all of your information at this web site MonroeCounty.gov under view and pay taxes.
Are there exemptions for Town & County taxes available?
- Senior(Aged-Low Income); Veteran; Disability; for more information contact the Assessor's office.... (more)
- Senior(Aged-Low Income); Veteran; Disability; for more information contact the Assessor's office.
What is the procedure for evictions?
- You may hire an attorney or file an eviction by yourself. Paperwork can be obtained at the Rochester Housing Council:... (more)
- You may hire an attorney or file an eviction by yourself. Paperwork can be obtained at the Rochester Housing Council:
75 College Ave 4th Floor
Rochester, NY 14607
585-546-3700 Ext. 3000
Make sure that you obtain the Eviction Guide which is intended to provide general information for landlords who must pursue an eviction procedure. Specific problems may require a consultation of a lawyer. Court staff can not give you any legal advice.
Service of Papers: The papers must be served between five (5) and twelve (12) days before the date to appear in Court. RAPL 733(1).
The notice of petition, petition to recover, and affidavit of service must be filed with the Court within three (3) days of personal service or mailing depending on which method of Service is used. RAPL 735(2).
If substituted service is used, the required papers must be filed at least five (5) days before the date to appear in Court. RAPL 735(2), 733(1). (When substituted service is used, the papers are not considered served until they are filed with the court).
Failure to follow these procedures properly requires the court to dismiss the proceeding for lack of jurisdiction (see Garrison v. Abrams, 57 Misc.2d 417, (1965).
When you appear in court, please bring the warrant of eviction and judgement paperwork to court with you so that the Judge can sign them for you before you leave the court room. Please make sure that all forms are filled out correctly. The Judge can not fill out the paperwork for you.
Please visit the following links for information about the eviction process:
How do I apply for a Handicap Parking Permit?
- Permits can only be issued to residents within the town limits. Please bring in the completed form for application from ... (more)
- Permits can only be issued to residents within the town limits. Please bring in the completed form for application from the Physician or a prescription from the physician and the License or Non-Driver ID for the person it is being issued to showing residency. If the person receiving the permit does not have a NYS License or Non-Driver ID you must bring in a bill dated within the last 30 days showing their name and address to provide proof of residency. We cannot accept PO Boxes as valid residency.
Is my STAR exemption in place? Do I have all my exemptions I’m entitled to?
- The Tax Office can tell you if you have your STAR on your current tax bill, but you will need to contact the Town Assess... (more)
- The Tax Office can tell you if you have your STAR on your current tax bill, but you will need to contact the Town Assessor to ask if your STAR and/or any other exemptions are in place for future tax bills. They can also let you know if you qualify for any exemptions you haven’t applied for yet.
Where do I mail my school tax bill and what portion of the bill is to be returned?
- The tax bills are to be mailed to Andrew Conlon, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Greece, One Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, ... (more)
- The tax bills are to be mailed to Andrew Conlon, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Greece, One Vince Tofany Boulevard, Greece, NY 14612. The Town retains the stubs and a paid receipt is returned to property owner.
NOTE: 2nd & 3rd installments of school tax bill are payable to and mailed to the Monroe County Treasury, PO Box 14420 Rochester, NY 14614. They can also be paid in person at 39 W. Main Street, 411COB B-2, 14614.
How do I report an overgrown lawn; junk/debris or unkept property?
- Please use the submit a request via the link on this page.... (more)
- Please use the submit a request via the link on this page.
Where do I obtain a Dog License?
- Apply for a dog license at the Town Clerk’s Office, Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd.Annual license renew... (more)
- Apply for a dog license at the Town Clerk’s Office, Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Annual license renewals can be done by mail or in person at the Town Clerk's Office.
Do I need a refuse license
- Who Must Obtain:No person shall engage in the business of receiving, collecting or transporting residential and/or c... (more)
- Who Must Obtain:
No person shall engage in the business of receiving, collecting or transporting residential and/or commercial refuse or recyclable materials in the Town of Greece without first obtaining an annual license to conduct such business. License period runs from August 1 – July 31.
License will be issued by the Town of Greece upon completion of the application process and the payment of fees for such license as established by the Town Board. Nothing herein contained, however, shall be construed to prevent any person from transporting for the purpose of disposal such refuse, bulky refuse, yard waste or recyclable materials as is normally generated by such person on his own premises or in his own business.
What is the property maintenance code?
- Exterior Property MaintenanceThe purpose of the Town of Greece Property Maintenance Law is to: Pr... (more)
Exterior Property Maintenance
The purpose of the Town of Greece Property Maintenance Law is to:
Preserve and improve Town appearance, quality of life, and citizen pride.
Prevent the gradual encroachment of blight, deterioration, unsightliness, and property devaluation.
Assure the safety, health, and welfare of the general public.
Areas Covered by the Property Maintenance Law
This law applies to all buildings and premises within the Town of Greece except publicly owned or controlled land. The ordinance applies to:
Vacant land and buildings.
Residential one, two, and multiple family dwellings, mixed occupancy, storage, and accessory buildings.
All buildings or land under construction or demolition.
General Exterior Property Maintenance
All grass, weeds, or other plant growth must be cut or trimmed to avoid the development of places for the accumulation of blowing trash, dumping of trash or debris, rodent harborage or infestation, criminal activity, or places which constitute a blighting or unsightly influence on the neighborhood. Any trees, shrubs, hedges, and bushes, or portions thereof which are hazardous to persons or property must be trimmed or removed. Farms and open or wooded land are not required to be mowed.
Building exterior surfaces must be maintained in good condition. Surfaces not normally resistant to deterioration must be treated with a protective coating of paint or other suitable preservative.
Fences, walls, and other minor constructions must be maintained in a safe and substantial condition.
Steps, walks, driveways, parking spaces, and similar paved areas must be maintained to allow safe and convenient passage.
Yards, courts, and vacant areas must be kept clean and free of hazards and refuse.
Garbage, Trash, and Junk
Accumulation of Garbage
The accumulation of garbage, trash or junk is not permitted except for normal weekly collection or when caused by construction or remodeling of a building or landscaping operations. Care must be taken to assure such accumulation isn’t unsightly and is removed immediately upon work completion or within a reasonable time after. Garbage and refuse must be placed in covered, watertight containers. Refuse may not be placed at the curb before 12:00 noon of the day preceding collection.
The definition of "junk" is any manufactured good, appliance, fixture, furniture, machinery, motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, trailer, or similar object which is abandoned, demolished, discarded, or generally unusable.
All premises are required to contract with a licensed garbage collection service.
Storage and Parking of Motor Vehicles
It is unlawful to store an unlicensed, wrecked, abandoned, or dismantled motor vehicle outdoors on any residential premises. (One motor vehicle which is driven for only part of the year may be issued a six (6) month storage permit by the Technical Services Department. The owner must be able to demonstrate that the vehicle is road worthy, and must be covered by a fitted commercial cover.) There are no restrictions on the garaging of any vehicles.
Motor vehicles and recreational vehicles may not be parked on the "tree lawn" or the area between the sidewalk and the curb except when the Town Winter Parking Ordinance is in effect between November 1 and April 15. Parking of motor vehicles may not interfere with the use of building exits, sidewalks, public rights of way, or adjoining premises. No vehicle may be stored in a public right of way.
One commercial vehicle of up to one (1) ton capacity may be parked at a residence.
Parking of recreational vehicles owned by a resident of the premises is permitted, provided that such vehicles are licensed and in condition for their intended use:
Recreational vehicles include, but are not limited to:
Travel and tent trailers
Pick up truck campers
Signs in residential districts are limited to election signs, garage sale signs, building or lot for sale or rent signs, signs for roadside stands for sale of produce grown on the premises, and signs for major home occupations. Garage sale and realtor signs are restricted to one (1) sign of six (6) square feet or less.
Signs may NOT be:
Attached to fences, trees, or utility poles.
Placed in the right of way (generally between the sidewalk and the curb).
Placed to impair or obstruct the vision of motorists.
Placed off the premises to which the sign refers.
Garage Sale Signs
Garage sale and other temporary signs must be removed within forty-eight (48) hours of the end of the event.
Additional information about both temporary and permanent signs can be obtained from clicking on "Permanent and Temporary Signs."
Building Address Numbers
Building numbers allow emergency vehicles to locate a dwelling quickly, and serve as well for the convenience of those trying to locate a building in non-emergency situations.
Address Numbers Must Be:
Securely mounted to a building’s front wall, entry-way from a public street, or main path leading to the main entrance from a public street.
Arabic (1, 2, 3, etc. not script or Roman numerals).
At least four (4) inches high in residential areas.
Between four (4) and ten (10) feet above grade.
Clearly visible from the street.
All pets must be kept in an appropriate manner and under control.
Up to three (3) dogs will be permitted per dwelling, not counting offspring less than four (4) months old, of any resident female dog.
Farm animals regardless of side, breed or species must be kept only on a farm.
Other animals may be kept as pets indoors, except cats, which may be kept outside.
Complaints about barking dogs or dogs running at large should be directed to the Town of Greece Animal Control (call 911).
Filling or the changing of established grades requires the approval of the Town Engineer and the Building Inspector. Filling may not obstruct natural or installed drainage. A permit may be required for filling. For information call the Town of Greece Engineering Department.
Please direct all inquiries regarding zoning violations to the Town of Greece, Technical Services Department.
Building permits are required for many common residential projects, including remodeling and conversions, additions, decks, fences, swimming pools and pool decks, gas appliances, and chimneys. Please contact the Town of Greece Technical Services Department for further information before starting your project.
Voluntary compliance is always preferred.
If a representative of the Technical Services Department determines that a building or premise is in violation of any code, rule, or regulation, notice will be made by either regular mail, personal service, or the posting of an order on the property. The notice will provide a specified number of days to comply. Failure to comply within the time specified, may result in the issuance of an official Notice and Order, and/or an Appearance Ticket for the Town Court. The Town may also have the necessary work performed to correct the violation(s) and bill the owner of the property for the cost of the work. Unpaid charges are added to the property tax bill.
Any person convicted of a violation of the Property Maintenance Law may be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment not to exceed one (1) year, or both, for each violation. Each day that the violation continues constitutes a separate offense, and the penalties above are applicable to each offense.
Any individual may anonymously register a complaint by visiting, writing, calling, or e-mailing the Constituent Services Department 225-2000. It is not necessary to provide identification. A Technical Services Department representative will conduct an on-site evaluation of the area in question to determine what action is warranted.
Please contact the Monroe County Clerk's office at 753-1600.
- Please contact the Monroe County Clerk's office at 753-1600. ... (more)
- Please contact the Monroe County Clerk's office at 753-1600.
How can I get historical tax information?
- If you are looking for what you paid within the last five years you can view your payment history at ... (more)
- If you are looking for what you paid within the last five years you can view your payment history at Monroe County , then click on View/Pay Taxes and follow the prompts. If you are looking for data that is older than five years please submit a request to the tax office.
What is STAR program?
- STAR is a school tax relief program that provides a partial exemption from school property taxes for owner occupied; pri... (more)
- STAR is a school tax relief program that provides a partial exemption from school property taxes for owner occupied; primary residences.
What if I didn't receive my tax bill?
- If you have an escrow account with your bank, they receive the bill and you are mailed only a receipt. If your tax... (more)
- If you have an escrow account with your bank, they receive the bill and you are mailed only a receipt. If your taxes are not paid by your bank through an escrow account, contact the Receiver of Taxes. NOTE: Under NYS Real Property Law, you are responsible for your taxes whether you receive your bill or not.
What are the most common laws or types of cases?
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Criminal Jury Trials Criminal Procedure Law Environmental Conser... (more)
- Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Criminal Jury Trials
Criminal Procedure Law
Environmental Conservation Law
Family Offenses (Spousal Abuse)
Parks & Recreation Law
Vehicle and Traffic Law
What would require a building permit?
- Generally permits are required to: Construct a house or building Add or make structural alterations to... (more)
- Generally permits are required to:
Construct a house or building
Add or make structural alterations to a building
Construct or replace a deck
Install or replace a pool, spa, or hot tub
Build or enclose a porch
Construct an accessory building (shed or other structures detached from the principle building)
Install a fence
Convert attic or basement to useable space such as a recreation room
Demolition of any structure
Repair structures damaged by fire
Install any wood burning appliance
Install a chimney liner or repair chimney
Install or replace any gas appliance, including furnaces, hot water heaters, and generators
Erect any sign
Add fill, excavate or change existing drainage
Erect an antenna or satellite dish
Move any building
Install any lawn sprinkler system
Install new, or extend existing plumbing
Alter or extend the electric system (requires inspection by third party agency)
Many projects require permits. If you are in doubt about whether the project you intend to undertake will require a permit, please call the Building Department (585)723-2443.
What is the Winter Parking Ordinance?
- NO PARKING ON ALL TOWN ROADS OR THE GRASS ON RIGHTS-OF-WAY... (more)
- NO PARKING ON ALL TOWN ROADS OR THE GRASS ON RIGHTS-OF-WAY
General Hunting License Information.
- General Information:•A hunter education course is required for anyone who cannot show proof that they have ... (more)
- General Information:
•A hunter education course is required for anyone who cannot show proof that they have ever possessed a hunting license. You may sign up for hunter's safety course at Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. in the Town Clerk's office. For information on hunter education courses, call 1-888-HUNT ED 2
•Updated Sportsmen Education Class schedule available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7860.html
•Hunter education certificates and sporting licenses from all other states and countries are honored
•Hunters wishing to bow hunt must take an additional bow hunter education course.
•Bow hunter education certificates issued by:
◦National Field Archery Association or National Bow Hunter Education Foundation or International Bow hunter Education Program issued in 1974 or later in any state or country
◦Any state or provincial fish and wildlife agency (certificate or card must specify the course was for bow hunting and not a general hunting course with a bow hunting segment)
◦Ontario Bow hunters Association (on green or brown letterhead stationery with moose head bow and arrow emblem until July 31, 1987
◦Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (on letterhead after August 1, 1987)
Who Can Obtain:
•Anyone 12 years of age and older
•Hunters under 16 must apply for a license in person, bring their birth certificate, and be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
•NYS driver's license is required.
•For a resident license, a person must live in New York State for more than thirty days prior to date of the application.
•Land ownership does not make you a resident.
•Your residency must be your fixed, permanent, and principal home, such as where you are registered to vote
•If under 18, the residence of your parents or legal guardian is your residence
•Active members of the US Armed Forces stationed in NY and full-time college students in residence in the State during the school year (proof required) qualify for annual resident licenses
•Log on to www.dec.ny.gov for information on obtaining sporting licenses under the Patriot Plan.
Where to Obtain:
•Licenses and permits are vaild from October 1 through September 30 of the following year.
•To hunt in small game or big game seasons starting prior to October 1, the previous year's license is required.
•Previous year big game licenses are available only from the License Sales Office, NYS DEC, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4790
•Proof of Age
•Previous hunting license or copy of your hunting education certificate
•NY State driver's license or non-driver's ID issued by DMV.
Cost to Obtain:
•Contact Town Clerk as fees vary
•Free hunting and trapping licenses are available to members of the Shinnecock and Poosatuck tribes and members of the Six Nations residing reservations in the state. Licenses must be obtained from tribal councils or license issuing agents annually.
Small Game License Exceptions:
•All residents must have a valid hunting license in their possession except:
◦Resident owners primarily engaged in farming, lessess, and members of their immediate families do not need a hunting license when hunting on farm lands they are occupying and cultivating.
◦Native Americans living on a reservation do not need a hunting license while hunting on reservation lands.
◦Resident active members of the US Armed Forces who are stationed elsewhere and are in the state no longer than 30 days do not need a hunting license to hunt small game. While hunting, such persons must carry their service identification card and furlough papers.
•To hunt turkey, all hunters must have a turkey permit. There are no exceptions.
•To replace a lost license you may contact any license issuing agent, a $5.00 fee for each license will be charged.
•To replace a lost tag, go to any license issuing agent. This includes a lost big game carcass tag set.
•Lost turkey permits may be replaced by any license issuing agent.
•Licenses are not transferable and may be used only by the person to whom issued. Deer Management Permits are now transferable.
•It is not legal to possess another person's license while hunting, unless accompanied by the person to whom issued.
•A license to hunt, trap or fish does not give the holder any right to go on private property without permission of the land owner.
•Back tags must be visibly displayed on the middle of your back while hunting except in the Northern Zone and Catskill Park.
Town of Greece Hunting Map
Hunting is allowed in restricted areas in the Town of Greece. A map is also located in the Town Clerk's Office and at the Police Department. You may come in and view the map.
What if I have questions about my Tax Bill?
- You can stop into the Office of the Receiver of Taxes located in the Service Mall at the Town Hall or contact the Tax Of... (more)
- You can stop into the Office of the Receiver of Taxes located in the Service Mall at the Town Hall or contact the Tax Office by phone, 225-2000.
What documents do I need to obtain a new/renewal dog license?
- Documents Required to Obtain a New License:License application If the dog is spayed or neutered, a certificate f... (more)
- Documents Required to Obtain a New License:
If the dog is spayed or neutered, a certificate from a licensed veterinarian or an affidavit from the owner showing that the dog has been spayed or neutered. This proof only has to be provided once.
All dogs four months or older must have proof of a rabies vaccination signed by a licensed veterinarian or a certificate stating why the life of the dog would be endangered by the vaccine.
For guide dogs, war dogs, hearing dogs, police dogs or service dogs, satisfactory proof is required, such as a training certificate. Dogs engaged in these services need to be currently licensed for their trained purpose at the time of licensing.
Documents Required to Renew a License:
Renewal application sent to you by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
-Proof of up to date rabies vaccination.
-Proof of spay or neuter (if procedure occurred in past 12 months).
- Town of Greece585-225-2000Office of the SupervisorMichelle Marini, Deputy SupervisorOne Vince Tofany... (more)
- Town of Greece
Office of the Supervisor
Michelle Marini, Deputy Supervisor
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Richard Baart, Town Assessor
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Community and Senior Center/Human Services
Three Vince Tofany Blvd.
4 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Greece, New York 14612
Judges: Administrative Judge David Michael Barry, Hon. Vincent Campbell, Hon. Brett Granville, Hon. Charles Schiano
Court Clerk: Patty Urbonas
Gary Tajkowski, Director
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Paul Holahan, Director
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Kathlane Krieger, Director
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Two Vince Tofany Blvd.
Barnard Crossing Branch
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Patrick Phelan, Chief of Police
400 Island Cottage Rd. 865-9200 (Administration)
Animal Control 581-4025
Community Services 720-0028
Precinct 2 - 500 Maiden Lane, 14616, 720-4104
Kirk A. Morris, Commissioner
647 Long Pond Rd.
Andrew Conlon, Receiver of Taxes
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
Cheryl Rozzi, Town Clerk
One Vince Tofany Blvd.
I received a traffic ticket, what do I do?
- When you receive a traffic violation please note that the date on the ticket is for you to answer the ticket by either p... (more)
- When you receive a traffic violation please note that the date on the ticket is for you to answer the ticket by either pleading guilty or not guilty. You will not see the Judge at that time. Please read the following explanation as to how to plead on your ticket and either drop it off at our office any time during office hours or send it to us by mail.
You can plead guilty by mail by following the instructions on the ticket and sending the signed form to Greece Town Court, 4 Vince Tofany Blvd, Rochester, NY 14612. Upon receiving the guilty plea a Judge will determine the fine and the court will notify you of the amount by mail.
You will be expected to send the fine to the court within 21 business days by bank draft or money order payable to Greece Town Court or by credit card (Visa or Master Card).
You may also pay at the Court Clerk Office window with cash, Visa or MasterCard.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS! PAYMENTS CAN NOT BE TAKEN BY PHONE.
Pleading Not Guilty
You can plead not guilty by mail, using your copy of the ticket given to you by the Officer. Please read the instructions on the ticket and send the completed form to
Greece Town Court
4 Vince Tofany Blvd
Rochester, NY 14612
You have the option of requesting a supporting deposition which is a sworn statement from the ticketing officer that contains a more detailed explanation of the basis for the charge than is provided on the ticket. The supporting deposition is usually generated by the Officer at the time of the stop now that most tickets are being written electronically.
Upon receipt of your not guilty plea the court will schedule a new court date which you will receive by mail. At this time, you will talk to the town prosecutor about a disposition of your case. If a resolution has not been agreed to and the Officer is needed to commence a trial, your case will be adjourned to another date so that we can subpoena the police officer to testify.
A trial is the proceeding at which a judge will make a determination whether you are guilty or not guilty. At the trial the officer who issued the ticket will testify and you will have the opportunity to cross-examine him/her. Thereafter you and your witnesses if any will have the opportunity to testify. The town prosecutor can cross-examine your witnesses and you. When the testimony is completed the Judge will make a decision and will usually announce it in court at the trial. If you are found not guilty, the matter is completed. If you are found guilty, the judge will determine the fine.
How is my point total calculated?
- If you are convicted of a violation that occurred while your car was moving (e.g. speeding, failing to stop for a red li... (more)
- If you are convicted of a violation that occurred while your car was moving (e.g. speeding, failing to stop for a red light, failing to stop at a stop sign, etc.), points will be assigned to you based on a schedule adopted by the New York State legislature. If you accumulate three speeding violations or 11 points within an 18 month period, the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license. If you accumulate 6 or more points within an 18 month period (which could result from just 1 conviction of 21 mph over the speed limit), you will have to pay NY State $100.00 per year for 3 years plus $25.00 for each additional point accumulated. The number of points attributed to various infractions are as follows.
How your point total is calculated:
You must be convicted of the traffic violation before points are added to your driving record.
Your point total is calculated based on the date of violation, not the date of conviction.
The points for violations that all occurred within the last 18 months are added to calculate your point total.
Violation: Speeding - MPH over speed limit not indicated 3
Speeding - 1-10 MPH over speed limit 3
Speeding - 11-20 MPH over speed limit 4
Speeding - 21-30 MPH over speed limit 6
Speeding - 31-40 MPH over speed limit 8
Speeding - More than 40 MPH over speed limit 11
Reckless Driving 5
Failing to stop for school bus 5
Improper cell phone use 5
Following too closely (tailgating) 4
Inadequate brakes 4
Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving left of center, driving in wrong direction 3
Failed to yield the right of way 3
Violation of traffic signal, stop sign, or yield sign 3
Railroad crossing violation 3
Passenger safety violation, including seat-belt and child safety seat violations for passengers under the age of 16 3
Leaving scene of an incident involving property damage or injury to an animal 3
Inadequate brakes (vehicle of employer) 2
Any other moving violation 2
Where do I mail my Town or County tax bill?
- Full payment along with all installments should be made out to Andrew Conlon and mailed to 1 Vince Tofany Blvd. Greece, ... (more)
- Full payment along with all installments should be made out to Andrew Conlon and mailed to 1 Vince Tofany Blvd. Greece, NY 14612 Attn: Andrew Conlon or dropped off in person.
What if my mailbox is damaged/knocked over as a result of Town plowing operations?
- In the event a mailbox and/or post is damaged or displaced as a result of Town of Greece plowing operations, the Town wi... (more)
- In the event a mailbox and/or post is damaged or displaced as a result of Town of Greece plowing operations, the Town will replace the damaged mailbox and/or post with a standard mailbox and wooden post at no cost to the resident. If the resident rejects the mailbox offered, the Town of Greece will reimburse the resident up to $35 upon submission of original receipt as proof of purchase.
Contact the Department of Public Works at 225-4590 to report a damaged mailbox and please specify at that time if you would like the town to replace the mailbox/post with our in-stock materials or if you would instead prefer to request the up to $35 voucher to reimburse your own purchase and installation of a new mailbox/post. DPW staff will assist you with the reimbursement procedure.
When is a dog license required?
- Every dog, regardless of age, owned or harbored in New York State for longer than 30 days, must be licensed.The Foll... (more)
- Every dog, regardless of age, owned or harbored in New York State for longer than 30 days, must be licensed.
The Following are the only exceptions:
If the dog is under four months of age and will not be allowed to run off the owner's premises
If a non-resident brings a dog into New York State for less than 30 days and the dog is licensed accord to the resident state's licensing laws.
Dogs confined to the premises of any public or private hospital, research institution or a Class A Dealer with a certificate of exemption from the Commissioner.
How do I obtain a marriage license?
- A person is required to establish proof of age and identity by submitting to the issuing clerk (Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:00p):... (more)
- A person is required to establish proof of age and identity by submitting to the issuing clerk (Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:00p):
One of the following age-related documents:
And one of the following identity-related documents:
•Employment picture ID
If previously married, a certified copy of the Decree of Divorce or a Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage is required
If a spouse is deceased, a copy of the death certificate is required.
You must obtain your license at least 24 hours in advance of the wedding but not more than 60 days from the day of your wedding. The cost of obtaining this license is $40.00, cash or credit card, no checks will be accepted.
Couples who plan to get their license in Greece should call (585) 723-2364 or (585) 723-2389 to make an appointment with the Town Clerks Office. This will help to ensure that one of the clerks authorized to issue Marriage Licenses is available to accommodate the couple.
When does the Winter Parking Ordinance take place?
- November 1 to April 15, Midnight to 8:00 AM... (more)
- November 1 to April 15, Midnight to 8:00 AM
When is my court date?
- Please contact our office at 585-227-3110.... (more)
- Please contact our office at 585-227-3110.
Does the Town accept Credit Card payments for taxes?
- Yes but only available via the Internet; and a 3% fee is charged. For credit card payments, go to www.monroecounty... (more)
- Yes but only available via the Internet; and a 3% fee is charged. For credit card payments, go to www.monroecounty.gov & select "view/pay taxes online". Then follow the prompts to retrieve your account information & make payment.
How much does a Dog License Cost?
- Spayed or Neutered: $8.00Not Spayed or Neutered: $17.00Senior (over 65) discounts:Spay... (more)
- Spayed or Neutered: $8.00
Not Spayed or Neutered: $17.00
Senior (over 65) discounts:
Spayed or Neutered: $6.00
Not spayed or Neutered: $14.50
When is the brush pickup schedule?
- Please check our website www.greeceny.gov under the Residents Tab... (more)
- Please check our website www.greeceny.gov under the Residents Tab
How do I receive a tax bill, when I have paid off my mortgage?
- If you no longer have an escrow through your mortgage, you will be responsible for paying your tax bills. The Tax Offic... (more)
- If you no longer have an escrow through your mortgage, you will be responsible for paying your tax bills. The Tax Office receives regular updates of adds/deletes from various banks, but it’s still a good idea to submit a request to let us know as well.
What Determines the Amount of a Property Tax Bill?
- The level of a property tax bill is determined by two factors: the property's taxable assessment and the amount to be ra... (more)
- The level of a property tax bill is determined by two factors: the property's taxable assessment and the amount to be raised in taxes by the jurisdiction in which the property is located. The "assessment" is determined by the assessor and is based on the value of the property less any applicable property tax exemptions.
What is some general information about accessory buildings and storage sheds?
- Accessory buildings include storage sheds, detached garages, gazebos, etc. or any other structure that is subordinate to... (more)
- Accessory buildings include storage sheds, detached garages, gazebos, etc. or any other structure that is subordinate to the main structure on a property.
Any accessory building requires a permit. Additional restrictions are imposed on structures larger than 200 square feet in area. Complete information related to accessory buildings is available on the town's web site in Section 211-11B (4) & E (1-3) Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
When do I need a permit for work at my house?
- Anything structural; complete roof replacement; door and window opening changes or basement/attic remodels would require... (more)
- Anything structural; complete roof replacement; door and window opening changes or basement/attic remodels would require a building permit.
Who should obtain a Fishing License and how much does it cost?
- Anyone under 16 may fish WITHOUT a license in NYS. •16 and older require an adult license. •Non-reside... (more)
- Anyone under 16 may fish WITHOUT a license in NYS.
•16 and older require an adult license.
•Non-residents of New York State can purchase an individual non-resident license.
To schedule an appointment, please call 723-2364 or 723-2389.
Cost to Obtain:
Fees for fishing licenses are set by New York State.
License Type Fee
Fishing (16-69 years of age) $25
Senior Fishing (over 70 years of age) $ 5
7-day fishing $12
1-day Fishing $ 5
The full fee schedule is available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html
What do I do if there is drainage in the rear yard?
- Please submit an issue with the drainage problem, and the location of the property.... (more)
- Please submit an issue with the drainage problem, and the location of the property.
Is there a deadline for filing any tax exemptions?
- March 1st of the current year.... (more)
- March 1st of the current year.
How do I start a case in small claims court?
- You must bring the action where the Defendant resides, is employed, or has a place of business at the time you start the... (more)
- You must bring the action where the Defendant resides, is employed, or has a place of business at the time you start the action.
What is some general information about fences?
- Any new fence or replacement fence requires a permit. Additional information and brochures are available at the Buildin... (more)
- Any new fence or replacement fence requires a permit. Additional information and brochures are available at the Building Department counter at Greece Town Hall.
What do I do if my brush/leaves were not picked up on my scheduled week?
- Please do not submit an issue. Call the Department of Public Works at 225-4590.... (more)
- Please do not submit an issue. Call the Department of Public Works at 225-4590.
Can I have a recreational fire?
- Information on recreational fires: The state code allows recreational fires if the fire is contained and is 2... (more)
- Information on recreational fires:
The state code allows recreational fires if the fire is contained and is 25 feet from a structure or combustible material. The fire shall be consistently attended until extinguished. Methods for extinguishment such as fire extinguisher, dirt, sand, garden hose shall be available for immediate use.
The county health department also regulates under the open burning regulations specifically "nuisance calls". If a person calls and complains (911) the fire department will respond and put the fire out. If this happens more than two times the fire department will refer to the Fire Marshal's Office. They will then forward the complaint to the Health Department for enforcement. It is important to note that smelling smoke does constitute a nuisance).
Open Burning falls under both state and county codes. An example of open burning is a farm burning some old cut down trees. This event requires permits from the Fire Marshal's Office and approval from the Health Department.
How can I report a pothole?
- Potholes are the domain of the jurisdiction which "owns" the road. Policies and procedures vary by jurisdiction.... (more)
- Potholes are the domain of the jurisdiction which "owns" the road. Policies and procedures vary by jurisdiction.
State Potholes: To report a State road pothole call 1-800-pothole.
County Potholes: You may call 753-7700 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Town Potholes: To report a pothole you may click on the Contact the Town section of this site, complete the form, and submit. Or, you may call 225-4590, 24 hours a day, seven days a week from mid-November through the end of March.
What happens if I fail to follow the rules of the Winter Parking Ordinance?
- Fines range from $25-$100... (more)
- Fines range from $25-$100
Which projects DO NOT require building permits?
- Security System Playhouse (if it has no storage capacity) Artificial lawn ponds Kiddie pool (less t... (more)
- Security System
Playhouse (if it has no storage capacity)
Artificial lawn ponds
Kiddie pool (less than 24 in. deep)
Ventless appliances (gas logs, etc. but wise to contract inspector)
Town and County and School Tax Checks Should be Made Payable to Whom?
- Andrew Conlon, Receiver of Taxes. NOTE: 2nd & 3rd installments of school tax bill are payable to "Monroe County Treasure... (more)
- Andrew Conlon, Receiver of Taxes. NOTE: 2nd & 3rd installments of school tax bill are payable to "Monroe County Treasurer" and can be mailed to P.O. Box 14420, Rochester, NY 14614. Payment can also be made in person at the Monroe County Treasury, 39 W. Main Street, COB B-2, Rochester.
Why do we have a Winter Parking Ordinance?
- To make plowing and salting of dedicated Town Streets safer and more effective and to cut the cost of snow removal while... (more)
- To make plowing and salting of dedicated Town Streets safer and more effective and to cut the cost of snow removal while saving tax dollars.
What do I do if a tree needs trimming?
- Please submit an issue including any problems and the location of the tree.... (more)
- Please submit an issue including any problems and the location of the tree.
What are the plan submittal requirements for fences?
- A copy of a site plan or current property instrument survey with dimensions indicating the location of the fence on the ... (more)
- A copy of a site plan or current property instrument survey with dimensions indicating the location of the fence on the property.