Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I dispose of...?
  2. How do I get a tree planted in front of my house?
  3. Where can I find Pelham census data?
  4. I need a Permit, how much does it cost?
  5. I received a fine, how much do I owe?
  6. I am considering moving to Pelham. Who are the Pelham realtors?
  7. I am planning on building an extension on my home. What forms do I need to fill out?
  8. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
  9. How do I find out more about the history of Pelham?
  10. How do I get a parking permit for either the municipal lot in Pelham or at the train station?
  11. Do I need a building permit for renovations that I do to my house?
  12. When can I mow my lawn or use a leaf blower?
  13. Where do I obtain a license for my dog?
  14. Who owns the tree in front of my home that is between the sidewalk and the curb?
  15. What is the sales tax in Westchester County?

Problems or concerns in the Village's Jurisdiction can be addressed by calling Village Hall at 738-2015 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or e-mail us at

1.How to dispose of...

As this list is extensive, please see the Sanitation FAQ for more details

2.How to get a Tree Planted in front of a Building

The Village of Pelham maintains a list of residents and merchants who would like a tree planted in front of their home or business.  If you would like to participate in this program, or need more information, please call Village Hall at (914) 738-2015 or E-Mail us at

3.Pelham Census Data provides a PDF Document containing this information. For more information, please visit their page Census 2000 Data Profiles.

4/5.Permit Fees and Fines

Please refer to the Fee and Fine Schedule

6.Pelham Realtors

Realtorís Name

Phone# (914)


Ann DeSantis Realtor

CS McClellan Real Estate

Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

Kravitz Realtors

Pelham Realty

Stiefvater Real Estate


7.Home Extensions

All additions to a home require a building permit. Please see the Building Department for further details. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

8.Swimming Pool

All swimming pools (whether in ground or above ground) need a permit. Please see the Building Department for more details.

9.Pelham History

There are many resources at the Town Library. There is also a book written by Tom Fenlon entitled "Pelham New York - Memories of a Century after Incorporation". Another resource is the Historic Pelham website.

10.Parking Permit

You may obtain a municipal parking permit at Village Hall. We are located at 195 Sparks Avenue. The municipal lots are sold on a first come, first serve basis and they fill up quickly. An application must be filled out for each permit issued. The applications are available at Village Hall. Parking for the train station is issued by Metro North. Their telephone number is 1-888-682- PARK.  See Services - Parking for more information.


Most renovations to a home need a building permit. For more specific information please visit the Code portion of our website. You may also visit the Building Department on Wednesday evenings between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

12.Lawn Mowing

Lawn maintenance equipment powered by internal combustion engines, including, but not limited to, lawn mowers and leaf blowers, shall not be operated in the Village of Pelham, except at the following times:

  • On weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., except grass may be cut with an internal-combustion engine lawn mower by an occupant of the premises where it is being cut on weekdays between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • On Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • On Sundays and holidays between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The operation of leaf blowers shall be limited to the time period between March 15th and April 30th, inclusive, and October 15th and December 15th, inclusive, of each calendar year.

13.Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are available at Village Hall. All dogs must be licensed as required by New York State.  When filing for a permit, please bring all vaccination records as well as cash or check to pay the fee.  These licenses must be renewed on an annual basis with the Village Clerk.  For more information, please visit  NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets


The Village owns the tree if it is located in that area. A continuous list is kept at Village Hall of residents who would like to have a tree planted in front of their home. If you are interested, please call Village Hall at 738-2015. When a tree is planted we ask that you care for it by watering it for the first few months after it is planted. The trimming and removal of diseased or dead trees is the Village's responsibility. Please call Village Hall if you have a problem with your tree.

15.Sales Tax

The Westchester County, NY Sales Tax that applies to Pelham is 7 3/8 %