City of Binghamton, New York

FAQ: City Hall Resources From Home — COVID-19 Protocol

3/22/2020

How do I get a recycling bin?

Call (607) 772-7020 to request a recycling bin. A bin will be delivered to your address within one week of the request.

How do I pay my water / sewer bill?

Online: http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/payments

First Class Mail: Payments for water / sewer bills may be made by mailing a check or money order payable to:

City of Binghamton
Office of the Treasurer
38 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY  13901

In Person: Drop a check in the drop box in the City Hall Lobby, 1st Floor. No cash.

How do I pay my parking ticket?

Online: http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/payments

First Class Mail: Payments for parking tickets may be made by mailing a check or money order payable to:

City of Binghamton
Office of the Treasurer
38 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY  13901

In Person: Drop a check in the drop box in the City Hall Lobby, 1st Floor. No cash.

Where do I buy the blue city garbage bags?

A list of vendors who sell the City's blue household garbage bags is available here

How do get a dog license?

Call the City Clerk’s Office, (607) 772-7005, 1st floor.

How do I renew / apply for a handicapped parking tag?

Call the City Clerk’s Office, (607) 772-7005, 1st floor.

How do I get a marriage license?

Call the City Clerk’s Office, (607) 772-7005, 1st floor. Appointments will be made to accommodate new marriage license.

How can I get a birth / death certificate?

New York State Department of Health online: https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/

Call the Department of Vital Statistics: (607) 772-7029

How do I submit a response to public bid or RFQ?

Call the City’s Purchasing Department: (607) 772-7025

How can I submit a job application?

Job applications can be downloaded on the City’s website: http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/departments/personnel/employment/employment-application

Completed applications can be e-mailed to: lptestani@cityofbinghamton.com

Completed applications can be mailed to:

Personnel Department
38 Hawley St., 4th Floor
Binghamton, New York 13901

Call the City’s Personnel Department at (607) 772-7067

How can I apply for a building permit?

Download a building permit application: http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/apply-building-permit

E-mail: building@cityofbinghamton.com

Call the Department of Building Construction & Code Enforcement: (607) 772-7010.

I need to submit a planning / zoning application?

Planning / Zoning forms can be downloaded here: http://binghamton-ny.gov/departments/planning-housing-community-development/planning/zoning-and-planning-application

Planning / Zoning applications can be e-mailed to planning@cityofbinghamton.com or mailed to:

Office of Planning
38 Hawley St, 4th Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901

I have a court appearance, what do I do?

Check the New York 6th Judicial Binghamton City Court website at: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/6jd/broome/binghamton/index.shtml

I need to file a police report, where do I go?

Emergency? Dial 911
General Information & Assistance (607) 723-5321
To file a report, visit the Binghamton Police Department, 1st Floor.

I want to find out what happened at a City Council meeting or other public meeting. What do I do?

A full audio file of the meeting will be posted on the City’s meeting calendar.

What should I do to help slow the spread of the virus and keep myself and others safe?

The New York State Department of Health recommends the following:

  • Wash your hands regularly — for at least 20 seconds 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve 
  • Avoid handshaking 
  • Don't touch your face with unwashed hands 

 New Yorkers should also follow our recommendations for social distancing:

  • Stay home, even if you feel well 
  • Keep 6 feet of distance from others in public 
  • Cancel unnecessary travel plans 

Which businesses are open?

Gov. Cuomo announced the following are closed until further notice: casinos, gyms, theaters, retail shopping malls, amusement parks, bowling alleys, barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services. Bars and restaurants are also closed, but are still permited to operate for takeout and delivery. 

For the latest information on New York State directives related to COVID-19, visit: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Where can I find more information about COVID-19? 

Call the New York State Department of Health's coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065.

For the most up-to-date information, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.