Public information in Canisteo, NY | Canisteo Village Police Department
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What You Need to Know

Canisteo Village Police Department in Canisteo, NY, provides important information regarding the quality of life in the local community.


Services Provided

As a police department, we are here to keep the peace, and protect and serve the citizens of the Village. We do this through various services, including property checks, vehicle lock-outs, parking complaints, and more. Please contact us if you need our assistance with any non-emergency issues.

Village Code Information

Imposition of Curfew
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to be or remain in or upon any of the streets, alleys or public places of the Village of Canisteo between the hours of 11 p.m.-5 a.m., unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or if their employment makes it necessary to be in a public place after curfew.

Storage Restricted
It shall be unlawful for any person within the Village of Canisteo to store or deposit or cause, suffer or permit to be stored or deposited an abandoned, Unregistered, Unlicensed or inoperative motor vehicle or part or piece thereof on any private property wuthin the village, except within a garage or other permanently enclosed building.

Dogs at large
No dogs shall be permitted at large on any street, alley or public property of the village or to tresspass upon pirate property of another person within the village limits. All dogs shall, at all times, when not on the premises of the owner or keeper, be under the control of some person in charge of such dog by means of a leash.

Disposal of waste
It shall be unlawful for the owner of a dog to allow the dog to deposit waste or commit a nuisance on a sidewalk, street, or other public property or on the private property of another person. It shall be the duty of the person in charge of the dog to remove and properly dispose of waste.

Disturbing the peace
All noises that disturb the peace or interfere with the health and quiet of the residents of the village are prohibited at all times. It shall be unlawful for and person to keep or harbor any dog, cat, or other animal that produces noises of a degree and kind to disturb the peace, sleep or quiet of the neighbors.

It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a hawker, peddler or solicitor as herein defined without first having obtained and paid for and having in force and effect a license therefor.

It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or deposit garbage, swill, offal, rubbish, brush, cutting, trees, branches, tree stumps, bottles, cans, tin, old iron, or junk on any street, real property, village property or village dump, except as may from time to time be specifically authorized by the village.

Shooting or firing prohibited
No person shall shoot, fire or explode, or cause to be shot, fired or exploded, any gun, air gun or spring gun in the Village of Canisteo.

All night parking
No vehicle shall be parked in or upon any public street or highway within the village between the hours of 3-6 a.m.

Open Container
No alcoholic beverage shall be obsessed by any person on street, park, sidewalk or any public place in the Village of Canisteo, in an uncapped container or which the original container seal broken, or in any other type of open container in which the contents may be drunk or otherwise consumed unless a license first shall have been issued by the Village Clerk, wherein a specific time and geographic location shall be designated authorizing the dispensing and possession of such alcoholic beverage.

Sidewalk Maintenance
The owner or occupant of every property shall pave, keep and maintain the existing sidewalks adjoining his premises in a safe and passable condition and shall keep the sidewalks free from snow, ice, dirt, filth, weeks and other obstructions.

Items between curb and property line prohibited
No person shall install, construct, place or maintain, or permit to be installed, constructed, placed or maintained, in the area between the curb and the property line of premises adjoining any street, parking field, or parking field walk owned or occupied by him, any structure, masonry, stone, pipes, sprinkler heads, garbage receptacles or any similar devices or fixtures.

Removal of Vehicle (Snow Removal)
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any highway or public parking lot within this village during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency which affects that portion of the public highway or parking lot upon which said vehicle is parked or abandoned, said vehicle may be removed by or under the direction of the Police Department.

Keep Your Head in the Game Program
Don't be insane, protect your brain

No one under 14 years of age is allowed to ride a bicycle, inline skate ride a scooter, or skateboard without a helmet. Violations will be followed up with a parent. Helmets are available free of charge to Canisteo residents under age 14.

Bike Registration Information

Please come into the Canisteo Police Department with your bicycle for free bicycle registration. This will allow law enforcement to identify the owner of the bicycle if located after reported missing. This applies to bikes for adults and children.

The Police Department Guide for Safe Drivers- Click HERE to view!

Canisteo Village Court Dates & Times

The Village of Canisteo will hold court on the following Thursdays at 10am

Thursday March 14th, 2019 at 10:00am (District Attorney Day)
Thursday March 28th, 2019 at at 10:00am

Thursday April 11th, 2019 at 10:00am (District Attorney Day)
Thursday April 25th, 2019 at 10:00am

Thursday May 9th, 2019 at 10:00am (District Attorney Day)
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 at 10:00am

Thursday June 13th, 2019 at 10:00am (District Attorney Day)
Thursday June 27th, 2019 at 10:00am



Driver Violation Point System

Violation Points
Speeding - MPH over speed limit not indicated 3
Speeding 1 - 10 MPH over speed limit 3
Speeding 11 - 20 MPH over speed limit 4
Speeding 21 - 30 MPH over speed limit 6
Speeding 31 - 40 MPH over speed limit 8
Speeding More than 40 MPH over speed limit 11
Reckless driving 5
Failed to stop for a school bus 5
Inadequate brakes 4
Improper cell phone use 5
Following too closely 4
Passing improperly, changing lanes unsafely, driving to the left of center, driving in the wrong direction 3
Failed to obey a traffic signal, a stop sign, or a yield sign 3
Railroad crossing violation 3
Failed to yield the right-of-way 3
Passenger safety violation, including seat belt and child safety seat violations for passengers under the age of 16 3
Left the scene of an accident that includes property damage or the injury of a domestic animal 3
Other moving violations 2
Inadequate brakes (vehicle of an employer) 2
Use of portable electronic device ("texting") 5


Important Village Departments

Canisteo Village Hall
8 Green Street

Canisteo Village Codes
Code Officer John Foy
8 Green Street

Canisteo Village Court
8 Green Street

Canisteo Animal Control
Officer Gary Hadsell
69 Depot Street

Canisteo Department of Public Works
Supervisor Dennis Cole
82 Depot Street

Canisteo Waste Water Treatment Plant
Dunning Road

Canisteo Fire Department
35 Main Street
(607)698-2711 (for emergencies call 911)

Canisteo Town Hall
6 South Main Street

Phone Scam Information

If you believe you are being phone scammed, do not give any personal information out over the phone and do not make any payments.

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are the five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. The IRS will never:
1. Call and demand a payment, nor will we call about taxes owed without first mailing you a bill.
2. Demand that you pay your taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
3. Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
4. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
5. Threaten to bring in local police or other law enforcement groups to have you arrested without paying.

If you think you have been the victim of a phone scam, contact local police immediately. Know the number of the person who called you, the time and date of the call, and any other information about the caller.

 Canisteo Town Court 
Phone Number: 607-698-2129

Every Monday at 7 p.m. (except holidays). District attorney day is the first Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Village of Canisteo’s Drug Collection Unit in Service

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Protocol for an Emergency: call 911. For non-emergencies and more information about any of the above information, call 607-698-4211.