Please visit individual department pages for more details on their
duties and services. Some frequently asked questions
also appear below.

Town Clerk | Learn
more

Responsible for issuing licenses and maintaining records including
marriage licenses, birth records, death records, dog licenses, sporting
licenses, and elections.

Assessor |Learn more

Maintains property assessments used in computing property tax bills.

Supervisor | Learn more

Head of the administrative branch of the Town.

Justice Court | Learn more

Building Inspector | Learn more

Inspects and issues permits for all new building and building improvements.

Tax Collector | Learn more

Recreation | Learn more

Organizes and supports Town recreation programs including Story
Hours and Summer Recreation.

Planning Board | Learn more

Develops and maintains Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Zoning Board | Learn more

Reviews requests for zoning variances.

Highway | Learn more

Responsible for duties including trash & recycling collection,
refrigerator/freezer pick up, brush pick up, road repairs, and snow
removal.

Water – Sewer | Learn more

Water and sewer services & rates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend Town Board Meetings?

All meetings of the Town Board, including Workshop Meetings, are
open to the public. You will find the dates on the Calendar.

When does the Town Board meet?

The regular Town workshop meeting is normally held on the first
Friday of each month, and the regular Town Board meeting is normally
held on the second Monday of each month. Check on the Calendar
for any changes to these dates, or on the bulletin board in the
Town Hall.

Where do I get a copy of the agenda for Town Board Meetings?

Agendas for all meetings are available from the Town Clerk’s office
on the day of the scheduled meeting or on the Agendas
& Minutes
page.

How can I get a copy of my Marriage License, a Birth Certificate
or a Death Certificate?

Forms to request these documents are available on the Town
Clerk’s
page.

When is our refuse and recycling picked up?

Do we have a bulk pickup in the Town of Porter?

What do I do with items that have Freon in them?

See Highway page for more
information.

Where do I get a recycle bin and what can be recycled?

A recycle bin may be picked up at the Town Hall at no charge. Glass,
Plastic, Metal and Paper/Cardboard are all recycled. Details can
be picked up when you get your bin.

When does my dog have to be licensed?

All dogs 4 months of age or older are to be licensed. We need to
see current rabies information and documentation of spaying or neutering.
See Town Clerk page
for more information.

Are there leash laws in the Town of Porter?

Under Local Law 2, dated 1980, as amended, it is unlawful to allow
any dog to run at large unless it is restrained by an adequate collar
and leash.

Where can I get Voter Registration forms?

Voter registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office.

When do I need a Building Permit?

No person, firm, corporation, association or other organization
shall commence the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration,
improvement, removal or demolition of any building or structure
or install heating equipment without having applied for and obtained
a permit from the Building Inspector.

How do I apply for a Building Permit?

Applications for a building permit may be obtained from the Building
Inspector
.

How long is a Building Permit good for?

A building permit is good for one year. A permit, upon written request,
may be renewed at the discretion of the Building
Inspector
.

How do I apply for a Special Permit or Variance?

There are many types and reasons for a special permit or variance.
Questions can be answered by either the Town
Clerk’s Office
or the Building
Inspector
. Appropriate applications can be obtained from the
Town Clerk.

When is the Planning board meeting?

They meet the first Thursday of each month. See Calendar.

When is the Zoning board of appeals meeting?

They meet the fourth Thursday of each month. See Calendar.

 

When does the Town Board meet?

Town Board meeting is normally held on the second Monday of each month.

Where do I get a copy of the agenda for Town Board Meetings?

Agendas for all meetings can be found at www.townofporter.net

 

How can I get a copy of my Marriage License, a Birth Certificate or a Death Certificate?

Forms to request these documents are available on this Web Site on the Town Clerk’s page. Simply print the forms and send to the address noted on the form along with the necessary identification and a check.


When is our refuse and recycling picked up?

Normal pickup is on Thursday. All refuse should be at the curb by 7:00 am. The following holidays will affect your refuse collection: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On these holidays Thursday pickup will be delayed until Friday.

What do I do with items that have Freon in them?

All items containing Freon, (refrigerator, air conditioners, and freezers) must have the Freon removed by a certified technician. The necessary forms are available from the Town Clerk and must be returned to Modern Disposal to arrange for pickup.

When does my dog have to be licensed?

All dogs 4 months of age or older are to be licensed. We need to see current rabies information and documentation of spaying or neutering.

Where can I get Voter Registration forms?

Voter registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office.

When do I need a Building Permit?

No person, firm, corporation, association or other organization shall commence the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, improvement, removal or demolition of any building or structure or install heating equipment without having applied for and obtained a permit from the Building Inspector.

How do I apply for a Building Permit?

Applications for a building permit may be obtained from the Building Inspector.

How long is a Building Permit good for?

A building permit is good for one year. A permit, upon written request, may be renewed at the discretion of the Building Inspector.

Are there leash laws in the Town of Porter?

Under Local Law 2, dated 1980, as amended, it is unlawful to allow any dog to run at large unless it is restrained by an adequate collar and leash.

How do I apply for a Special Permit or Variance?

There are many types and reasons for a special permit or variance. Questions can be answered by either the Town Clerk’s Office or the Building Inspector. Appropriate applications can be obtained from the Town Clerk.

Where do I get a recycle bin and what can be recycled?

A recycle bin may be picked up at the Town Hall at no charge.  Glass, Plastic, Metal and Paper/Cardboard are all recycled.  Details can be picked up when you get your bin.

When is the Planning Board meeting?

They meet the first Thursday of each month.

When is the Zoning board of appeals meeting?

They meet the fourth Thursday of each month. During November & December they only meet once due to Holidays.  Check the calendar for the date.