Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Department

When do the tax bills come out?
Where do I pay my tax bill and who do I make it out to?
What are your office hours?
Do you accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards?
Do you accept partial payments?
Do you accept postmarked mail?
If I make my tax payment through online banking on the last day will it be on time?
What are the tax rates in the town?
Do I have to pay a penalty if I didn't receive a tax bill?

Planning and Development

Can I run a home business from my property?
Do I need a building permit to install a wood or gas stove or fireplace insert?
How long is a permit good for?
Why do I need a commercial building and zoning permit for a change in tenant if I am not doing any construction?
Is a permit required to build a fence?
What are the requirements to obtain a building permit for an accessory structure i.e. shed, deck or pool?
How do I get a permit?
How long does it take to receive a permit?
Can demolition or construction begin without a permit?
How do I know what inspections are required?
How do I report a potential property maintenance violation?
What happens when a property owner does not comply with an order to address property maintenance violations?
Note: All the information on our web page is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for legal or other professional advice. You should not rely on this information in buying real estate or hiring a contractor without first contacting an attorney.

Parks and Recreation

Does the Town of Salina have senior citizen groups?
Do I need a permit to use one of the parks for a family reunion?
Does the town offer swimming lessons?
Is there a fee to swim at a Town of Salina pool?
I'm new to the area and my son would like to play baseball. How do I find out about organizational sports in the town?
I am interested in putting together an adult softball team. Does the town have a league that we can join?
Does the Town of Salina Parks & Rec Department sponsor day camp or day care during the summer months when the kids are out of school?
What kind of seasonal jobs does the parks department have for teenagers?
I'm interested in having a wedding at the Butterfly Garden. Does the Town of Salina take reservations?

Clerk's Office

How do I Obtain a Marriage License and what do I need to bring to the appointment?
Where and How do I apply for a United States Passport?
Our office is designated as an agent of the U.S. Department of State for processing new U.S. Passport applications. Our office can supply all related forms or they may be down loaded from the U.S. Department of State's website. Please refer to the U.S. Department of State's website for all questions or information pertaining to passports, passport cards and travel. Two passport photographs as well as an original birth certificate with a raised seal and both parents' names showing on the certificate are required to process the application. Please refer to the website for additional required documents if applicable. Our office does not take passport pictures. Passport applications are processed by appointment Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm.
Where do I obtain a Handicap Permit?
Where can I purchase a hunting or fishing license?
How and when do I license my dog?
How do I obtain a Peddlers/Licenses & Transient Merchant License.
Where would I obtain Bingo, Games of Chance and Bell Jar License

Highway Department

Who is the trash hauler for the Town of Salina?
Who picks up large items and what does that include?
Where can I dispose of excluded items not picked up by the trash hauler?
Who picks up yard waste?
What office handles traffic tickets & fines?
What number would I call for a street light that is out?
Where can I pick up blue bins?
Where would I call if I had a Sewer back up?
Is there a townwide leaf pick-up?
How would I obtain a building permit?

Assessment Department

How much are my taxes?
What tax exemptions are available?

STAR Program

What is STAR?
Enhanced STAR Exemption
Basic STAR Exemption
Who is the owner of a property?
What is my assessment?
Is a property in the Town of Salina?
Property townships may be obtained on the County web site or by contacting the Assessment office during business hours.
How do I change the mailing address/name on my property?
How do I challenge my assessment?
What is an Assessment Update?
How do market changes impact assessments?

Justice Office

If you need to contact the court:
What time is Court?
How do I make a payment?
How do I file an eviction in the Town of Salina?
Did you receive a Ticket?
How do I file a Small Claims?


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