Offices of the Village Clerk & Village Treasurer

Contact

Cynthia Kempter, Village Clerk
(914) 737-1033 
ckempter@villageofbuchanan.com

Sharon Murphy, Deputy Village Clerk
(914) 737-1034 
smurphy@villageofbuchanan.com


Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Forms & Applications

Village Clerk

The Village Clerk has custody of all Village records, papers, books and communications, as well as the reports and communications of the Board of Trustees.

  • At meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Village Clerk serves as Clerk of the Board and keeps records of the meetings. The Clerk is responsible for preparing and preserving the minutes of their meetings. In addition, the Clerk compiles a record of all Village resolutions and local laws.
  • The Village Clerk serves as the Registrar of Vital Statistics and maintains and issues certified copies of birth and death records of the Village
  • The Village Clerk is the Public Access Information Officer and processes all requests for records under the Freedom of Information Law.

Village Treasurer

The office of the Village Treasurer handles all employee payroll records, accounts payable, accounts receivables and Human Resources and purchases.

As the Village's Chief Fiscal Officer, the Village Treasurer is responsible for the collection, disbursement, investment, and accounting of all Village funds. Included in the Treasurer's responsibilities is the preparation of the annual budget, the collection and enforcement of all Village taxes and assessments, water/sewer billing and collection, accounts receivable and payable, capital and debt financings, payroll, accounting, cash management and electronic data processing, employee payroll records and Human Resources.


2021 Village Election Tuesday, March 16, 2021

OFFICES TO BE FILLED AT THIS ELECTION: Two Trustees. Each for a two-year term; April 5, 2021 – April 3, 2023

REGISTER TO VOTE:   Friday, March 5, 2021 is the last day that individuals may register with the Village of Buchanan to be eligible to vote in the Village Election.
Voter registration forms are available in English and Spanish provided in the link below.

ABSENTEE VOTER INFORMATION:  For registered voters who will be out of Westchester County on Village Election Day, or for other reasons as provided on the absentee ballot application form, an absentee ballot can be obtained by filling out the application form (link to download provided below), requesting one by phone or mail, or obtaining one at the Village Clerk’s Office in Village Hall.  Tuesday, March 9, 2021, is the last day for the Village Clerk to receive an application by mail for an absentee ballot; however, applications may be made in-person at Village Hall and can be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021.  Absentee Ballots may be accepted by mail, drop box or in person until the close of polls on Tuesday, March 16th.

NOTE:  ONLY ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS WITH THE APPLICANT'S ORIGINAL SIGNATURE WILL BE ACCEPTED - APPLICATIONS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY NOT BE RETURNED VIA EMAIL OR FAX.

All Election Districts will be voting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the Village Hall, 236 Tate Avenue, Buchanan, NY 10511.  Hours of the election are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed as set forth on the CDC's website regarding guidelines for Polling Locations and Voters: www.cdc.gov

Village Election of March 16, 2021 Absentee Ballot Application

1.    Village Election Absentee Ballot Application

2.    Village Election Absentee Ballot Application - Spanish

NYS Voter Registration Forms

1.    NYS Voter Registration Form - English

2.    NYS Voter Registration Form - Spanish


Handicap Parking Permits

Handicapped ParkingA Handicapped Parking Permit may be issued for temporary or permanent use by the Village Clerk’s office.

You and your healthcare provider can complete application form Opens in a New Window MV-664.1. You also can have your healthcare provider (MD, DO, DPM, or NP) complete a statement on their letterhead. The statement must describe the disabling condition and verify that the disability qualifies according to the law.

There is no fee for a permit. 


Dog Licenses

Dog LicenseEvery dog in New York State that is more than 4 months old must be licensed. A current rabies vaccination must be included when applying for a dog license and/or renewal.

Applications may be obtained from the Village Clerk’s office or downloaded from the Forms & Applications section on the left.


Mortgage Satisfaction or Address Change

If your mortgage has been satisfied or a change of address needs to be made to your account, a request must  be made in writing to update your account.  

The following options are available to make a change to your account:

  • Fill out the Opens in a New Window Mortgage Satisfaction form and e-mail directly to the Tax Office at ckempter@villageofbuchanan.com
  • Visit Village Hall and fill out the form in person.
  • Fax the form to our office at 914-737-6587.
  • Mail the form to:                            
    Village of Buchanan
    236 Tate Avenue
    Buchanan, NY 10511

Tax Bills

Annual Tax Bills are due July 1st.  The penalty for unpaid bills is 2% the first month and 1% each additional month until paid.  The Real Property Tax Law does not allow forgiving of taxes, interest or penalties due to the non-receipt by the property owner.

FAQ
Get the answers to frequently asked questions about property taxes.
Water Bills

Water bills are issued biannually. The first payment is due May 1st and the second is due November 1st. Late penalty is 5%.


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Using the EyeOnWater app, available on the App Store and Google Play, residents can check their water account for usage and leaks.
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