Keep town of Clay safe and looking good

— Here are some short reminders from Supervisor Damian Ulatowski to help you spruce up your property and enjoy a safe and happy summer.


Must be cut before it reaches 10 inches tall.

Brush/yard waste:

Most of the town has bi‐weekly pickup. Only two districts have bi‐annual pickup. Check townofclay.org under “Resident Resources” for schedules and rules for pickup.

Fire pits:

These can be a fire, smoke and health hazard. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at dec.ny.gov issues “no burn” days when the weather is hot and dry. Always use extreme care with fire pits and check NYSDEC before using in the summer.

Portable basketball hoops:

They are not allowed in the streets. They present serious problems for cars, service trucks and emergency vehicles. Of course, children are in the greatest danger playing in the streets. Keep basketball hoops in the driveway.


All dogs must be licensed at the town clerk’s office. If off the owner’s property, dogs must be on a leash and under control. A loose dog should be reported to dog control at 652‐3848 for identification and resident safety. Dog waste needs to be removed and properly disposed of when walking your pet.


One unlicensed, operable vehicle is allowed on a residential property. Boats are considered as one vehicle. Inoperable, junk cars can be ticketed for removal.

Sheds, fences, decks, pools, tree houses, other additions to property:

These need a building permit with a plan that can pass inspection by the town code officers.

Peddlers or solicitors:

They must contact the town clerk’s office for a permit, prior to any door to door business.

Thanks for all efforts to keep your property looking good and more enjoyable. We want the town of Clay to remain a great place to live, work and play.

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