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Assessor


Application for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption – RP-425

Income and Expense Form

Renewal Application for STAR Exemption – RP-425-Rnw

Veterans Exemption Application

Alternative Veterans Exemption Application

Complaint on Real Property Assessment

Senior Citizen Exemption RP-467

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Buildings


Applications may be picked up at the Department of Buildings between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

You may request to have these forms mailed to you:

By phone at 914-664-2483

By e-mail at Mhanasai@cmvny.com  (Be sure to specify the type and the number of forms you need)

Use original forms issued by the Department of Buildings for filing.   No photocopies or facsimiles will be accepted.

Completed applications may be filed with the Department of Buildings between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM

The following form samples are for information only. The forms may be picked at the Department of Buildings between the hours of 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. You may also request, by phone, that the forms be mailed to you. The Department telephone number is 914-665-2483.

You can use the links below to obtain samples of application forms in PDF format:

Conditional Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

The fee for each conditional temporary Certificate of Occupancy shall be the same as the fee for a final certificate, and shall be paid separately from the final certificate fee.

Any extension of time for a conditional temporary certificate of occupancy shall be charged $100.00.

Demolition Permit Application

The application fee for a demolition permit shall be as follows:

  • $90.00 filing fee, plus
  • $90.00 per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area of structure or building to be demolished.

Demolition Permit Application

Electrical Permit

The application fee for an electrical permit shall be as follows:

  • $90.00 filingfee, plus
  • For all buildings, except existing one- and two-family dwellings, $9.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost, permit fee.
  • For existing one- and two-family dwellings, $6.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost, permit fee.
  • For all buildings, the fee to install new or additional electrical meters shall be $90.00 per meter, additional to the filing and permit fee.

Filing and permit fees must be paid simultaneously at the time of filing.

Available in person.

Equipment Permit Application

The application fee for an equipment permit shall be as follows:

  • $90.00 filing fee, plus
  • For all buildings, except existing one- and two-family dwellings, $9.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost, permit fee.
  • For work on existing one- and two-family dwellings, $6.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost, permit fee.

Equipment Permit Application

Legalization Fee for Permits

The legalization fee is charged additionally to the filing and permit fees when the application is filed to legalize a structure or site where work has been performed without a permit, except that the filing and permit fee shall be omitted when no stop order or violation have been issued.

  • $1,500.00 per dwelling unit, for legalization of the work, other than electrical and plumbing work, performed to create a dwelling unit.
  • $500.00 for legalization of work under a building or equipment permit application for which construction documents prepared by a registered design professional is not required.
  • $1,000.00 for legalization of any other type of work.

The legalization fee for plumbing and/or electrical work performed without a permit in connection with the work to be legalized under a building, equipment, demolition or sign permit shall be paid additionally and simultaneously with the application fee of these aforesaid permits.

Letter of Completion

The filing fee for a letter of completion shall be $90.00 per permit number.

Available in person.

Multiple Dwelling Certificate of Inspection

The filing fee for each yearly certificate of multiple dwelling inspections shall be:

  • $ 90.00 for each building with 10 or less dwelling units.
  • $ 180.00 for each building with more than 10 dwelling units.
  • A late fee equals to two times the application fee shall be charged additionally to the application fee for failure to request the required certificate and inspection at least 30 days prior to expiration of previous certificate.

Sign Permit Application

The application fee for a sign permit shall be as follows:

  • $ 200.00 for all types of signs except awnings, canopies, and ground signs.
  • $ 250.00 for awnings and canopies that bear advertising on no more than one side, plus $100.00for each additional side that bears advertising.
  • $ 200.00 for street clock.
  • $ 200.00 for ground signs with advertising on one side, $400.00 for ground signs with advertising on two sides.
  • $ 500.00per sign for an application to the Sign Board of Appeals, additional to the sign permit fee.

The permit fee for re-painting or re-facing an existing sign shall be the same as a new sign of the same type.

Sign Permit Application

Temporary Construction

The application fee for temporary construction shall be:

  • $90.00 filing fee, plus
  • $ 6.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost.

Occupancy Signs

The filing fee for an occupancy sign shall be:

  • $ 90.00 per sign for the first 50 occupants, plus $ 30.00 for each additional 50 occupants.
  • $ 90.00 required yearly renewal per sign. Renewal must be requested by the applicant.
  • $100.00 late fee, additional to occupancy sign fee, for failure to request the required occupancy sign at least 30 days prior to expiration of sign.

The premises will be subject to inspection prior to the issuance of a new or renewed occupancy sign.

Plumbing Permit

The application fee for a plumbing permit shall be as follows:

  • 90.00 filing fee, plus
  • For all buildings, except existing one- and two-family dwellings, $15.00 per fixture.
  • For work on existing one- and two-family dwellings, $10.00 per fixture.

Note: Each floor drain and appliance, including each boiler, requiring plumbing connections shall constitute one fixture.

  • $ 200.00 for sewer connection.
  • $ 200.00 for water connection.
  • $200.00 for new gas line.

Available in person.

Reapportionment and Subdivision Application

The filing fee for an application for subdivision or reapportionment shall be:

  • $ 90.00 per lot created and altered, filing fee, plus,
  • $500.00 per lot created and altered by the subdivision, subdivision fee.
  • $500.00 per lot altered by the reapportionment, reapportionment fee.
  • The subdivision or reapportionment fee may be paid after Zoning and/or Planning Board approvals when such approval(s) is (are) required.

Reapportionment and Subdivision Application

Re-Inspection Fee

The re-inspection fee for an inspection required for a granted permit shall be charged as follows:

  • $90.00 for the first re-inspection.
  • $200.00 for each subsequent re-inspection of the same type required inspection.

Re-Inspection Fee for Certificate of Occupancy

The re-inspection fee if the inspections fail and the premises must be re-inspected shall be:

  • Residential uses: $90.00 plus $20.00 per dwelling unit to be re-inspected.
  • Other uses: $90.00 per 5,000 square feet of non-residential use to be re-inspected.

Revision Fee for Permits

The revision fee shall be charged each time additional or revised documentation or construction documents are submitted for a pending, but current, permit application. The revision fee shall be charged for each submission of documentations and/or construction documents following the initial filing of an application.

The revision fee shall be:

  • $90.00 when construction documents, prepared by a registered design professional, are part of the submission, and
  • $50.00 otherwise, except for re-submission of the Contractor’s Information Form, license and/or insurance certificates, which shall be exempt of charge.

Vacant Apartment Inspection

The inspection fee for vacant apartments inspection shall be $90.00 per apartment.

Change of Grade and Fill of Vacant Land

  • $ 90.00 for the first six inches in change of grade, plus $ 50.00 for each additional inch.
  • $ 1,000.00 for the first 10,000 cubic yard for fill of vacant land, plus $ 20.00 for each additional cubic yard

Checklist for Building Permit

Amendment Application

The application fee for an amendment to a building or equipment permit shall be as follows:

  • $90.00 filing fee, plus
  • For all buildings, except existing one- and two-family dwellings, $9.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost above the original cost, permit fee.
  • For work on existing one- and two-family dwellings, $6.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost above the original cost, permit fee.

Amendment Application

Building Permit Application

The application fee for a building permit shall be as follows:

  • $90.00 filing fee, plus
  • For all buildings, except existing one- and two-family dwellings, $9.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost, permit fee.
  • For work on existing one- and two-family dwellings, $6.00 for each $1,000.00 of estimated cost, permit fee.

Building Permit Application

Items to Submit for a Building Permit

Construction Documents Requirements

 

 

Application for Inspection of Fuel Oil Burner Installation

Subdivision and Reapportionment – Planning Board

The filing fee for an application to the Planning Board for subdivision or reapportionment shall be:

  • $ 2,500.00 per lot created and altered by the subdivision.
  • $ 1,000.00 per lot altered by the reapportionment.

Site Plan Approval

The filing fee for an application to the Planning Board for site plan approval shall be:

  • $ 500.00, plus $20.00 per off-street parking and loading space provided at the premises.
  • $500.00 for an amendment to site plan approval to request an extension of time.
  • $ 500.00, plus $20.00 per off-street parking and loading spaces provided at the premises for an amendment to the site plan approval other than an extension of time.

Special Use Permit

The filing fee for an application to the Planning Board for a special use permit, except for wireless telecommunication facilities, shall be:

  • $500.00 for a Special Use Permit application.
  • $250.00 for an amendment to a Special Use Permit approval to request an extension of time.

Parking Fee

The parking fee shall be $10,000 for the first ten required off-street parking spaces that are not provided, and $20,000 for each required space above that, except that for residential use up to five-family dwelling, the parking fee shall be $20,000 per space that is not provided.

Landscaping Fee

The landscaping fee shall be $ 30.00 per square feet of impervious surface in excess of the permitted coverage.

Hoisting Equipment Annual Inspection Fee

The fee for the mandatory annual inspection shall be:

  • $350.00 per elevator.
  • $250.00 per conveyor and escalator.
  • $250.00 per auto lift and per hoisting equipment other than the ones listed above.

A late charge fee of $200.00 shall be charged additionally for failure to pay within the required time.

Signs Annual Fee

The annual sign fee is only applicable to the signs listed below:

  • $500.00 per legally existing billboard.
  • $3.00 per square feet of any type of signs overhanging more than 12 inches over the City’s right-of-way.

Dismissal of Violation

  • $90.00 per violation. The letter of dismissal may only be requested once the violations have been corrected in accordance with codes and Department of Buildings procedures.

Search of Records and Copies

  • $90.00 for search of violations for one property. Copy of a violation shall be charged additionally.
  • $90.00 for search of Certificates of Occupancy and/or Tenancy and letter of completion for one property. Copy of a certificate shall be charged additionally.
  • $90.00 for search of permits and/or applications for one property. Copy of a permit or application shall be charged additionally.
  • $.25 per page for photocopy of any documents, including copies of violations, certificates, or permits identified in a requested search.

Copy of Approved Plans

Copy of approved plans shall be available upon written and notarized request from the property owner and shall be charged as follows:
  • $ 2.00 per page up to 11” x 17”
  • $ 4.00 per page up to 36” x 42”
  • $5.00 per page greater than 36”x 42”.

Refunds

  • If an application for a permit is withdrawn prior to any official review, all but the filing fee of $90.00 shall be refunded.
  • If an application for a permit is withdrawn during the review process, an amount to be determined by the Commissioner, and commensurate with the review work already performed, shall be retained.
  • If an application for a permit is withdrawn after its approval, fees shall not be refundable.
  • If an application for a permit is dormant or abandoned for a period in excess of six months, it shall become void. Paid fees shall not be refundable.

Administrative Procedural Fee

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURAL FEE:

An administrative fee shall be charged to the owner of a property, directly or as a lien on the property, in addition to the actual cost of the work. The administrative fee shall be equal to 15% of the actual contracted cost.

Home Improvement License

  • The prescribed fee for a Home Improvement License shall be $250.00 renewable every two (2) Years.
  • The prescribed fee for a duplicate copy of a license shall be $50.00.
  • Notwithstanding any fees to the contrary in any city ordinance, the above fee schedule shall control.

What is a Certificate of Occupancy and how do I get one?

A Certificate of Occupancy certifies a premises maybe occupied in accordance with codes for the use specified in the C.O.

Come into the Department of Buildings with your block and lot number(s) and review our file to see if a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) and/or floor plans are there. If you do not find a C.O. then you will be required to file an application for one. If floor plans exist in your file then you only need to provide us with a copy f your survey along with the application and we will make an appointment to come and check your home. If floor plans do not exists in your file then you will be required to provided the Department with plans drawn to architectural standards showing the occupancy of each room/space. If work was done with permits and does not agree with the City’s records, then you will be required to legalized the work done by applying for a building permit.

The filing fee for a “Certificate of Occupancy” application shall be:

  • Residential use: $150.00, plus $ 50.00 per dwelling unit
  • Other uses: $300.00 per 5,000 square feet of gross floor area of non-residential use.

Certificate of Occupancy Application

What is a certificate of tenancy? When is it required?

A certificate of tenancy is a certificate of occupancy for the Tenant space only. It certifies that the tenant space can be occupied in accordance with the use listed on the certificate and in compliance with applicable codes.

The filing fee for a “Certificate of Tenancy” application for non-residential tenancies shall be:

  • $ 200.00 for up to 5,000 square feet of gross floor area, plus $50.00 for each additional 5,000 square feet.
  • $500.00 occupancy legalization fee shall be charged in addition to the filing feefor new non-residential tenancies occupying a space without first obtaining a Certificate of Tenancy.

Certificate of Tenancy Application

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City Clerk


Marriage License

Valid only in New York State

1. Couple must come to Office of the City Clerk, Room 104

Hours & Days: 9:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday (Closed on weekends and holidays).

The fee is $40, Cash or Money Order only.

2. Identification required for both parties:

a)  Certified (raised seal) Long Form (one with both parents names) Birth Certificate . If the form is in a foreign language, a certified English translation must accompany original)

b) Government Issued Picture ID (choose one of the following)

- current Driver’s License (U.S. only)

- current State Non-Driver’s License I.D. issued by the Dept. of Motor Vehicles

- valid Passport

- original Naturalization Papers

- U.S. Military photo I.D.

c) Proof of current address

3. If this is not your first marriage, you will need the following:

a) Original or certified copies of all divorces/annulments/death documents

If you have additional questions please phone the office of the Mount Vernon City Clerk (914)665-2348 during business hours.

License is valid after 24 hours and good for 60 days.

Request for Marriage Certification

(please note: this form must be notarized, driver license copies will no longer be accepted)

Birth or Death Certificates

In order to receive a certificate of birth or death the person must have been born or died in the City of Mount Vernon. You should be prepared to provide the name of the individual and the date of death or birth of the individual whose name is on the certificate.  The fee is $10.00. Genealogy copies are $11.00.

Who is eligible to obtain a death certificate copy?  The spouse, parent or child or sibling of the deceased. You must be able to produce proof of your relationship to the deceased when applying for the copy.

Who is eligible to obtain a genealogy death certificate copy? Anyone can request once the death certificate is over 75 years.

Who else is eligible?  Other persons who have a:

  • Documented lawful right or claim
  • Documented medical need
  • New York State Court Order

may be eligible.

Request for Birth Certificate

Request for Death Certificate

Bingo Licenses

Bingo/Occasion $25.00
Games of Chance/Occasion $25.00
Bell Jar/Year $25.00
Commercial Lessor License/Year $25.00
Additional Bingo License 3% Net Proceeds
Additional Fee – Games of Chance 5% Net Proceeds
Additional Fee – Bell Jar 2% Net Proceeds
Commercial Lessor Agreement Fee Variable

 

Bingo/Occasion

Dog Licenses

UN-Neutered Dog – Under 6 Months $7.50
UN-Neutered Dog License $10.50
Neutered Dog License $2.50
Lost Dog Tag $3.00

 

Bingo/Occasion

Taxi Licenses

Original Taxi Driver License $40.00
Renewal Taxi Driver License $40.00
Original Taxi Owner License $500.00
Prorated Taxi Owner License – Per Month $41.67
Renewal Taxi Owner License Variable
Taxi Owner License Transfer $10.00
Driver Badges - Lost License $10.00
Taxi Renewal Late Fees $1.00 to $10.00

Peddler’s Licenses

Peddler’s License – Truck or Vehicle $200.00
Peddler’s License – Cart/Carry/Stand $100.00
Peddler License – Veteran No Charge
Peddler Badge Card $10.00

Miscellaneous Licenses

Junk License $150.00
Going Out of Business/Month $25.00
Transient Merchant/Month $25.00
Film on City Property/Day $500.00
Curb Lowering Permits/Linear Foot $10.00
Circular Distribution License $100.00
Auctioneer License $200.00
Auction Permit – Per Day $100.00
Amusement Device/Per Device $100.00
Amusement Device – Prorated After 6 Months/Device $50.00
Amusement Device – Temporary Per Device $10.00
Jukebox/Device $30.00
Jukebox – Prorated After 6 Months/Device $15.00
Theatre License – One Performance $15.00 - $62.50
Theatre License – 6 Months $62.50
Theatre License – 6 Months to 1 Year $125.00
Auto Wrecker License $150.00
Pawn Broker/Year $350.00
Street Sidewalk Obstruction (Min. $75.00 Charge) $5.00/Linear Foot
Sidewalk Cafe Permit Table: $60.00 Chair: $10.00
Sidewalk Display/Year $360.00
Private Carting License/Vehicle $180.00
Tow Truck Owner License $80.00
Tow Truck Driver License $20.00
Towing from Parking Lot Permit $100.00
Private Parking Lot - 25 Vehicles or Less/Year $50.00
Private Parking Lot – 26 to 50 Vehicles/Year $100.00
Private Parking Lot – 51 to 99 Vehicles/Year $150.00
Private Parking Lot – More Than 100 $200.00
Dance Hall – Under 6 Months $25.00
Dance Hall – Over 6 Months to 1 Year $50.00
Solicitor’s License– 3 Months or Less $7.50
Solicitor’s License – 3 to 6 Months $15.00
Solicitor’s License – 6 Months to 1 Year $25.00
Solicitor’s Identification $2.00
Sound Truck Permit/Day $5.00
Parade/Procession or Motorcade Permit $100.00
Relig/Political Parade/Procession or Motorcade Permit No Charge
Social Club License/Year $250.00
City Street Opening $350.00

City Maps, Charters and Codes

General Ordinance – Code Book LINK TO E-CODE
Housing Code/Page LINK TO E-CODE
Fire Prevention Book LINK TO E-CODE
Zoning Ordinance Book ($4 P/H Charge if Mailed) LINK TO E-CODE
City Charter LINK TO E-CODE
Small Street or Election Map $5.00
Large Street or Election Map $10.00
Small Zoning Map $10.00
Large Zoning Map $20.00

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Civil Service


Application Fee Waiver

Accident Waiver

Application for Veteran’s Credits

Application for Disabled Vet’s Credits

Cross-Filer Form

I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

Personnel Change Form

W-4 Tax Form

CS W-9 Tax Form (Monitors & Proctors)

General Employment Application

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Consumer Affairs


Consumer Protection Complaint Form

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Finance


Request for Mailing of Duplicate Bills of Statements of Unpaid Taxes to Third Party

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Fire Department


Application for Inspection of Fuel Oil Burner Installation

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General


Sanitation Schedule

The 2014 Sanitation Schedule for the North Side and South Side is now available for online viewing. Hard copies are available in the Department of Public Works located in Room 108 at City Hall.

2014 Combined Schedule (PDF)

North Side - Blue         South Side - Red       Schedule Regulations for North & South

2014 DPW SCHEDULE - NORTHSDIE2014 DPW SCHEDULLE REGULATIONS - NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:  A Guide to Recycling in Westchester

Freedom of Information Act Request

Public Access Channel Community Bulletin Board Request

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GIS


Aerial Photograph (2007 Imagery)

New York State Empire Zones (Program is being sunsetted)

2000 Census Block Groups

2000 Census Tracts

New York State Excelsior Zones

Land Use (Based on Westchester County GIS data)

Mount Vernon Police Department Sectors

Planning Intensity Areas

Public Transportation

Streets Map

Voting Districts

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Industrial Development Agency


Industrial Development Agency Preliminary Application

Mount Vernon IDA 5 Year Budget and Financial Plan

Mount Vernon IDA List of Officers

Mount Vernon IDA Mission Statement

Mount Vernon IDA Summary of Net Assets

Mount Vernon IDA Procurement Report

2012 Independent Audit Notice for Mount Vernon IDA

2012 Independent Audit Notice for Mount Vernon IDA

2011-2012 Mount Vernon IDA Audit Report

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Parking


Parking Permit Fees

PARKING BUREAU

3 East Sidney Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

(914)665-2323 | (914)665-2470

2013 Parking Fees

Resident Permit Parking Fees

 

Prices

 

Monthly

$55.00

Day Permit

3 Month

$165.00

(8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

6 Month

$330.00

 

*12 Month

$605.00

     

24 Hr. Resident Permit Parking

 

Prices

 

Monthly

$65.00

24 Hour Permit

3 Month

$195.00

 

6 Month

$390.00

 

*12 Month

$715.00

     

Non-Resident Permit Parking

 

Prices

 

Monthly

$100.00

24 Hour Permit

3 Month

$300.00

 

6 Month

$600.00

 

*12 Month

$1,100.00

     

Commercial Vehicle Parking (Grandfathered vehicles only)

 

Prices

 

Monthly

$125.00

24 Hour Permit

3 Month

$375.00

 

6 Month

$750.00

 

*12 Month

$1,375.00

     

Senior Citizens (65 and Over)

Residents

 

Prices

Day Permit

Monthly

$45.00

(8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

3 Month

$135.00

 

6 Month

$270.00

 

*12 Month

$495.00

 

   

Senior Citizens (65 and Over) Residents

 

Prices

 

Monthly

$50.00

24 Hour Permit

3 Month

$150.00

 

6 Month

$300.00

 

*12 Month

$550.00

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Planning


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Police Department


Mount Vernon Police Department Sectors

Lost Property Report

MVPD Commendation Form

NYS DMV MV-104 Report of Motor Vehicle Accident Form

NYS DMV MV-664.1 Application for Plates and Permits for Persons with Severe Disabilities

NYS DMV Vehicle Theft Prevention Program Registration Form

Civilian Complaint Form

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Veterans


Veterans Exemption Application

Alternative Veterans Exemption Application

Application for Veteran’s Credits

Application for Disabled Vet’s Credits

The Appliance Doctor

Veterans of Westchester Clothing Donations

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Water Supply


The Board of Water Supply Application for Service

Installation of Service Line

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