Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do I need to license my dog?
A. After the dog has reached 4 months of age, it is required to be licensed. At that time, we will need to see a valid rabies certificate and spay/neuter certificate, if applicable. The cost of a dog license per year is $5.00 for a spayed/neutered dog, and $13.00 for an unsprayed/unneutered dog.
Q. How do I get a marriage license?
A. Both parties must be 18 years of age or older and apply in person. At that time, both parties need to present current identification, ie: Drivers License, Passport, ect.; and an original age-related document, ie: birth certificate. If either party has been divorced, they must present divorce papers. There is a 24 hour waiting period and must be married within 60 days. The cost is $40.00.
Q. How do we get rid of garbage in the Town of Busti?
A. The Town of Busti has a transfer station at the corner of Lawson Road and Busti-Sugar Grove Road for Busti and Lakewood residents. A sticker to use the station may be purchased for $90.00 at the Town of Busti Administration Office. This sticker is valid from July 1st, until June 30th of the following year. We require mandatory recycling.
Q. How do I rent the Lawson Park pavilion or Loomis Park pavilion?
A. The Lawson Park pavilion is rented in two cycles: A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. The cost is whole pavilion $50.00, half of the pavilion is $25.00. There are water, electric and barbeque areas available. The tennis courts, baseball fields, sand volleyball areas are used on a first come basis. The Loomis Park pavilion is rented in two cycles: A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. The cost is $50.00. The tennis and basketball courts are used on a first come basis. There are electric and porta-potties on site. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at either park.
Q. Do I need a building permit to put on siding or a new roof?
A. No, you don’t unless something is changed structurally, such as pitch of the roof.
Q. How can I acquire a Building Permit?
A. You must call the Town Clerk’s Office and schedule an appointment with the Building Officer to see if a Building Permit and any fees are required.
Q. Do you have a dog control officer?
A. Dog Control Officer – Beth Moss – 716-338-7913.
Q. I have a court related matter I need to address. Who do I call?
A. If it is a matter before the Town Court of the Town of Busti, the individual should contact the Court Clerk, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, 125 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood. 716-763-4695. * Please note – in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Court and Court Office is closed until further notice.
Q. How do I find out who owns a piece of property?
A. Contact the Assessor’s Office 716-483-7638 or the Town Clerk’s Office 716-763-8561, Ext. 102.
Q. What are our office hours? * please see announcement on home page for Holiday Hours
A. 8:30 A. M. to 5:00 P. M. Monday through Friday *Please note – In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Administration Offices are closed to the public until further notice
Q. What is the town’s fax number?
Q. How do I file for the STAR Program?
A. Contact the Assessor Clerk 716-763-8561, ext 102