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Upcoming Events

  • October 29, 2016 – Westchester County Mobile Shredder
    Time: 10:00 am
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Larchmont Receives AAA's Gold Safety Award

“AAA has long recognized communities that make outstanding efforts to make the region’s roads safer for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

The Village of Larchmont was cited for its many traffic safety efforts including initiatives to promote safer roadways, holding car seat checks and bike safety events.”

aaa-gold-safety-award-4Above Larchmont Police Sgt. Juan Sanchez accepting the award on behalf of the Village 




Burbio's Larchmont Community Calendar


Getting  Larchmont information on your personal calendars is being made easier than ever due to our partnership with, a free service that streams Larchmont school, community group, school sports and government calendars all in one place 

 With Burbio, residents can follow, add and sync local events to their Google Calendar or iPhones instantly, and be notified when things change!

Sign up for free at  When you join you can “follow” calendars and create a personal feed that streams only what you want to see.   You will also receive “This Week in Larchmont & Mamaroneck” a local digest of upcoming events.    You can even follow the  Recycling and Sanitation Calendar!

As part of the partnership we have created the Larchmont Community Calendar.  You can find it on our website under the “calendars” tab.   

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Due to tomorrow’s forecast The Ragamuffin Parade

 has been rescheduled for Saturday October 29th.

Calling all goblins, witches and ghosts!


It’s time to appear at Larchmont’s Annual Ragamuffin Parade

Saturday, October 22nd

(Rain Date: October 29th)

Line-up begins at 12:30PM at the corner of Larchmont and Palmer Avenues. Parade begins at 1:00PM Sharp.

Children of all ages are invited to show off their costumes on Larchmont Avenue.

Hotdogs will be given out by the Larchmont Volunteer Fire Department at the end of the parade.

Tell your friends!



At the September 19th, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, 17 proposed local laws concerning changes to our land use laws were presented and public hearings on these proposed laws were set for October 17th, 2016 at 7:30PM in the Village Court Room, 120 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY.

Here is the 4th FAQ – focusing on proposed changes regarding Retaining Walls, Trees, Mechanical Rock Excavation, and Grade Changes and Soil Movement

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Retaining Walls?

ANSWER: The purpose of the proposed local law is to establish regulations pertaining to the location and dimensions of retaining walls, as well as the land uses surrounding them. The installation of retaining walls has the potential to create detrimental impacts on visual aesthetics, drainage and water runoff, erosion slumping, and other environmental issues. These regulations intend to minimize these impacts and others that are caused by the destabilization of a sloped area, as well as control the scale, mass and location of retaining walls. Overall, the regulations will permit the installation of retaining walls pursuant to reasonable controls that will protect property, the environment, and the health, safety and welfare of the community.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Trees?

ANSWER: The preservation and maintenance of trees is necessary to protect the health, safety, environment, ecosystems and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Village of Larchmont. Trees provide shade, green space and aesthetic appeal, impede soil erosion, aid water absorption, buffer noise, and provide other environmental benefits and generally enhance the quality of life within the Village. The destruction and damage of trees and the indiscriminate and excessive cutting of trees cause barren and unsightly conditions, create surface drainage problems, increase municipal costs to control drainage, impair stability of real property values and adversely affect the character of the community.

In Particular: Tree Removal in Connection With Subdivision/Site Plan

The purpose of the proposed local law is to strengthen various existing regulations set forth in Section 381-68-N of the Code of the Village of Larchmont pertaining to tree removal associated with subdivision and site plan approval. The regulations provide a definition for a “mature tree” and a “Landscape Plan,” and further stipulate that all applications for site plan approval must include a Landscape Plan depicting the location of existing mature trees, as well as those trees to be removed; all development must be designed to minimize the removal of mature trees. The Planning Board has the authority to require new trees to be planted and/or to require the replacement of existing trees, as well as to specify the location and type of said trees. In addition, the Construction Management Plan must include methods to protect existing trees and other vegetation on a site during construction. Generally, in the case of a subdivision, the tree preservation plan must show any mature tree within 50 feet of a new lot or required subdivision improvement.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Mechanical Rock Excavation?

ANSWER: The purpose of the proposed local law is to promote and protect public safety, the general welfare and the environment by regulating mechanical rock excavation and rock blasting within the Village of Larchmont. These regulations include (a) requiring the issuance of a permit from the Village in order to engage in mechanical rock excavation or rock blasting activities; (b) establishing limits on the number of consecutive calendar days in which mechanical rock excavation and rock blasting may be undertaken, either on an individual lot or in the case of a subdivision; (c) limiting mechanical rock excavation and rock blasting activities to certain hours and days of the week; (d) limiting mechanical rock excavation and rock blasting operations in the vicinity of schools on certain days; and (e) prohibiting persons performing mechanical rock excavation from operating more than two machines and two hammers on one lot and the same time, as well as prohibiting on-site rock crushing.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Grade Changes and Soil Movement?

ANSWER: The purpose and intent of these regulations is (a) to minimize the extent to which the existing overall topographical character of the residential areas of the Village is changed; (b) minimize the potential negative impacts of substantial grade changes on adjoining properties and views from the public street; (c) minimize the net amount of soil imported or exported from residential lots and the associated truck traffic, dust, pollution, noise, and habitat degradation; (d) discourage rock blasting and rock chipping; (e) minimize the removal of trees and established vegetation, destabilization of sloped areas, and the extent and rate of stormwater runoff and soil erosion.


At the September 19th, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, 17 proposed local laws concerning changes to our land use laws were presented and public hearings on these proposed laws were set for October 17th, 2016 at 7:30PM in the Village Court Room, 120 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY.

Here is the 3rd FAQ – focusing on proposed changes regarding Lot Coverage, Generators/HVAC, Driveways, Subdivisions and Tightening the Regulation of Demolitions

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Lot Coverage?

ANSWER: To protect and preserve open space, neighborhood character, the environment, and the welfare of the community, the proposed local law pertaining to lot coverage establishes limitations on how much of lots within One-Family Residence and Waterfront Coastal Zone Districts may be covered by buildings, man-made materials and paved surfaces.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Generators/HVAC?

ANSWER: To protect and preserve open space, neighborhood character, the environment, visual and aural aesthetics, and the welfare of the community, the proposed local law establishes limitations on where generators and HVAC (heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning) equipment may be located on lots within the One-Family Residence and Waterfront Coastal Zone Districts and provides for additional controls to limit the noise such equipment generates.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Driveways?

ANSWER: The proposed local law pertaining to driveways establishes standards for the location and dimensions of driveways on certain residential lots and criteria for the approval of shared driveways. These standards will protect and preserve open space, neighborhood character, visual aesthetics, and the health, safety and welfare of the community.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Subdivisions?

ANSWER: The proposed local law will amend the subdivision regulations of the Zoning Law by revising the definition of “subdivision,” adding provisions concerning lot arrangement and dimensions and ensuring consideration of the land’s character. The local law increases the applicability of the Village’s subdivision regulations to the division of any parcel of land into two or more lots. It also intends to avoid future issues by ensuring that the arrangement and dimensions of lots, as well as the land’s character, are taken into consideration during the application review process.

QUESTION: What is the purpose of the proposed local law on Tightening the Regulation of Demolitions?

ANSWER: The proposed local law will prohibit the demolition of existing improvements in contemplation of future development before all final land use approvals are obtained for such proposed development. It also requires approval of a demolition management plan, including a site restoration plan. An exception is included where the existing buildings or structures create an immediate threat to the health, safety or welfare of the community. These provisions will protect the visual characteristics of the community, as well as protect against potential nuisances associated with having lots remain vacant and untended over long periods of time prior to the commencement of construction.


At the September 19th, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, 17 proposed local laws concerning changes to our land use laws were presented and public hearings on these proposed laws were set for October 17th, 2016 at 7:30PM in the Village Court Room, 120 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, NY.

Here is the 2nd FAQ – focusing on the proposed local law dealing with FAR and setbacks.

FAQ on proposed FAR/Setbacks – AKA,  A local law to amend the Zoning Law by establishing maximum gross residential floor area ratios for one-family dwellings within certain districts and by requiring increased setbacks under certain circumstances.

QUESTION: Why did the Board feel this law was necessary?

ANSWER: The character of residential neighborhoods in Larchmont comes from the diversity of the size and design of houses, as well as a general consistency of the mass or scale of homes on similarly sized lots in the neighborhood of which they are a part. The recent trend of tearing down existing houses and replacing them with larger houses or building large additions to existing homes which are out-of-scale and disharmonious with those homes to which they are adjacent or proximate, threatens the visual character of the community, and has additional potential adverse impacts on the health, safety and the quality of life in the Village.

QUESTION: What does this law do?

ANSWER: The proposed local law establishes a maximum gross residential Floor-Area-Ratio (FAR) for all one-family dwellings in the residential districts. It responds to the desire of residents to enlarge their homes to meet the needs of their families while at the same time aims to preserve the neighborhood character by limiting the size of homes so they do not appear to be out of scale with those which currently exist in the neighborhood. Further, in cases where such houses are proposed to increase substantially in scale, these regulations require the very largest ones to increase their side yard setbacks in order to reduce the scale of the façade facing the public street, and to increase the green space and separation between such homes and their neighbors to either side. These FAR regulations are intended to be applied together with other dimensional requirements (ie, lot coverage) and other provisions of the code to protect the established character of the community and avoid other potential adverse environmental impacts.

QUESTION: What does this mean to my property? Can you give an example?

ANSWER: Here are two examples illustrating the maximum size dwellings that could be built in Larchmont, under current regulations, and under the proposed regulations.

Larchmont FAR/Setbacks Illustration



At tonight’s Board of Trustees’ meeting  (September 19th, 2016), the Board will be setting public hearings for 17 proposed local laws. These are the result of a land use review conducted over the past several months. Below is an FAQ about the process. Subsequent FAQs will be forthcoming on some of the more substantive proposed laws.

QUESTION:     What was the Board’s objective in setting a Temporary Moratorium?

ANSWER:        Our objective was to provide time to study current development trends, identify those situations which seemed the most likely to happen and would have the greatest impact on Larchmont village-wide, and begin crafting legislation to address those concerns.

It’s important to note that the Board can and will continue to review land use laws and consider amendments, where necessary, after the expiration of the Temporary Moratorium.

QUESTION:     What has the Board done?

ANSWER:     We began by hiring a professional planning consultant, Richard Preiss of Phillips, Preiss, and Grygiel, to conduct a review of our existing zoning code and the building activity in Larchmont over the past several years.

Based on Mr. Preiss’ preliminary results, we decided to focus initially on issues which were already affecting many residents and had the potential, if left unchanged, to allow for development which might alter the character of Larchmont’s neighborhoods. Many of these issues came to light through building projects on Vanderburgh, Bronson and Palmer Avenues, among others. Some of these issues are:

  • Maximum house size
  • Setbacks from property lines
  • Lot coverage
  • Stormwater control
  • Changing the natural contours of a property
  • Height of retaining walls
  • Limiting removal of trees during development

Through an open process of collaborative public meetings, the Board, Mr. Preiss, Village Counsel, Village land use board members and members of the community worked to develop draft revisions of Village code.

The result is the issuance by the Board of 17 draft local laws which, if enacted, will effectuate the most comprehensive overhaul of our residential zoning regulations in over forty years. The drafts can be viewed by clicking here. Village of Larchmont property owners are urged to read through these draft laws, as they can and will have a strong impact on the ways in which your property can be developed and altered.

QUESTION:     Why didn’t you change the zoning to reduce the possibility of subdivisions?

ANSWER:        Downzoning individual properties (increasing the minimum lot size required), without applying the same downzoning requirements to all lots in the surrounding zoning district, is generally considered invalid “spot zoning”.

Our consultant, with advice from our legal counsel, has reviewed the Village’s residential Zoning Districts to determine the effects of increasing minimum required lot sizes. He has advised us that increasing required minimum lot sizes in our zoning districts is unwarranted from a sound planning standpoint. Chief among his reasons for reaching this conclusion is that increasing required lot sizes would render a large percentage of properties in our zoning districts “non-conforming”, as the majority of our properties are of a size commensurate with their existing zoning regulations.

QUESTION:     Why haven’t you created Historic Preservation?

ANSWER:        The Board does not dispute that there may be some homes in Larchmont which might be considered historic using the National Register criteria for evaluation. However, nearly all of the tear-downs of the past several years would have fallen short of those standards and their demolition would not have been prevented. Therefore, it was clear that prioritizing revisions which would affect building applications would have a far greater impact on protecting Larchmont’s unique character.

At the same time, we have studied the legislation of various surrounding communities, particularly with respect to its effectiveness in protecting historic buildings and in standing up to legal challenges. Some of the legislation in place around Westchester County has been shown to do neither.

The board’s preliminary view is that  the most effective and defensible methodology would commit the Village to conduct a survey of all properties in the Village for the purpose of designating historic areas, districts and/or sites, and create an historic commission which would  provide special review and approval prior to demolition of buildings on the survey list.

Historic Preservation has ramifications not only for the Village, but for the property owners whose homes are designated by the survey. Therefore, it seems appropriate that a further understanding of the survey process is necessary and a town hall-type meeting be held to involve all Village residents in a discussion of this issue and receive their input.

QUESTION:     What about protecting trees?

ANSWER:        Trees can be separated into 3 distinct categories for discussion during land use reviews:

  • Street and Park Trees (Public Trees)
  • Private trees on property undergoing building activity
  • Private trees on property not undergoing building activity

The Board did make substantial revisions and additions to our code on the first 2 categories. Click here to read the proposed laws.

The third category was not prioritized, as it would not affect building applications. It is also a more contentious issue on which there may not be public consensus. A private tree ordinance may require permission to remove a tree from your property for any reason. For example, if you wanted to remove a tree to get more sunshine, have room to play games with your children, or install solar panels on your roof, you may need to get permission from a Village Board or Official. Some people believe this is an over-extension of government. Others feel that trees, especially large trees, contribute to the common good and therefore their removal should be subject to some level of community review. Clearly this topic would require open dialogue with the entire community before deciding to move ahead with drafting legislation.

Clothing Recycling at Maxwell Avenue Facility!

Clothing Recycling Available Now at the Maxwell Avenue Facility!

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 The Town’s Maxwell Avenue Recycling Facility is now accepting clothing, shoes, socks and even pocketbooks, belts and ties in an effort to recycle these items that typically end up in the trash.  Usable items are provided to other agencies for re-sale at thrift stores and unwearable items are recycled into rags and cloths.  “County Recycling” has placed the clothing bins at the Town’s facility at 40 Maxwell Avenue and you may bring your unwanted items there during regular hours which are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 8am – 3pm, Tuesdays 8am-2pm and Saturdays 8-11:45am. We hope you will take advantage of this philanthropic and environmental initiative.

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2016 Parking Permits- Larchmont Residents Only

2016 Parking Permits are still available for current and new residents of the Village of Larchmont only.

Click here to see if your street is in Larchmont: Link to Street Finder (will leave the Village’s website)

Train Station: Meter Permit (Lot # 3) Permit fee $60 & $5 per day meter fee Monday- Friday

Apartment Residents: General Permit (“GP” Lots 4,5,6,7 & 10)  and Night. “GP” Permit fee $265 & Night $155

All Village of Larchmont 2016 Parking Permits will expire December 31, 2016.

Click below for Applications & Instructions.