Town Code

Greenburgh Town Code

There are a number of local ordinances within the Town that are enforced by the Police Department and of which new residents should be aware. Following is a list of those which affect most citizens.

Alarm Ordinance 
A permit must be secured for any alarm systems used within the unincorporated town. Exempt under the statute are car alarms, fire alarms and alarm systems that monitor temperature, humidity or smoke. Alarm permits are valid for a period of two years. Please obtain a copy of the Alarm Systems letter for additional information. You may read and download a copy of this letter and an Alarm Permit Application by clicking here.

Bicycle Helmet Law 
It is a violation of law for any person, regardless of their age, to operate a two-wheeled bicycle within the unincorporated area of the town without wearing a bicycle helmet meeting the protective headgear standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Snelling Foundation. The same ordinance prohibits a person operating a two-wheeled bicycle from carrying an infant under the age of one as a passenger by any means whatsoever. It further provides that children between the ages of one and five, when carried as passengers, be placed in a separate seat, capable of retaining the passenger in place and protecting them from the bicycle's moving parts, which is securely attached to the bicycle. Fines for offenses could be as high as fifty dollars.

Open Container Law
Town Law also prohibits the consumption of beverages containing more than one-half of one percent (.005%) of alcohol by volume in public places within the unincorporated township. Possession of an open or partially consumed container of alcoholic beverage creates a rebuttable presumption of intent to consume the beverage. Penalty for a first offense is a fine of between $25 and $50. A second offense within three years is treated as a misdemeanor and carries a fine of between $100 and $250 and/or imprisonment for up to fifteen days.

Snow Ordinance 
Between December 1st and March 15th, the parking of vehicles on public roadways within the township is, unless otherwise posted, prohibited between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily. The Police Chief, under very limited circumstances, may issue a Special Parking Permit to a person with a serious physical impairment whose ability to access their vehicle is significantly impaired through compliance with this ordinance. Applications for Special Permits can be obtained from the office of the chief. Special Permits are not to be confused with regular Handicapped Parking Permits which are issued by the Town Clerk.

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