The Wackiest Town License Requirements In Westchester


If you’re looking to sell things door-to-door in Dobbs Ferry, you’ll need to pay $100 for the village’s Peddler Permit.

New York requires Fido to have a license; it’s $34/year for a dog that hasn’t been spayed or neutered.

You need a permit to host a bingo night in Lewisboro, plus you’ll need to fork over 3 percent of the night’s earnings to the town.

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Amusement centers in Lewisboro are limited to just two video games and can only operate from 11 am to 11 pm on days preceding a school day, or face a fine up to $500.

Apparently enough Westchesterites were collecting and transporting neighbors’ trash to warrant a countywide law requiring a license to do so.


If you want to install a stove in your Rye home, you’ll need a building permit, or pay a fine up to $250.

New Rochelle only allows you to host two tag sales a year, and sales are limited to three consecutive days between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm.

If you want to take precautions against a burglary in Scarsdale by installing an alarm, you’ll need a license to do so.

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You can’t sell Christmas trees in Rye without a permit; if you do, you can face a fine of up to $250 or a 15-day jail stint.

Irvington requires a permit to install a fence or even change the style of a fence in your yard.

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