The Town of Greenfield Highway Department has a team of approximately 14 employees, overseen by the Highway Superintendent, which is an elected position. The department maintains most of Greenfield’s nearly 94 miles roadway, overseeing road repairs and improvements; winter snow and ice removal; and roadway safety features such as signs, striping and guard rails for our roadway network. Additional responsibilities include roadside vegetation control, roadside litter pick-up, drainage repairs and improvements, and bridge maintenance. In addition, Greenfield’s Highway Department oversees all of our Town facilities, including Town buildings and parks.
Highway emails and messages are monitored 24 hours, 7 days a week but in an emergency, please call 911.
Please see When to Contact the Highway Department.
Did you know 24 town roads have been adopted as part of our Adopt-a-Roadside Program? Our program began in 1994 to help the Greenfield Highway Department keep town roadways free of trash and protect Greenfield’s water resources.
The town provides program guidance, safety vests and trash bags to participating groups. In addition, designation signs are placed at each end of the adopted roads. If you are interested in adopting a road, or donating to the program, contact Town Hall (518) 893-7604, ext. 103 for more information.
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If you plan to construct or repair a driveway on a town road, you are required to have a driveway permit.
This permit is available below and when submitted will be shared with the appropriate parties for approval. Please note that the form must be submitted with a Plot Plan that shows the proposed driveway in order to be approved.
When the application is approved, you will receive an approved permit from the Building Department.
Click here to submit the driveway permit form online or to download and print.
Please remember that all portable basketball hoops, garbage and recycling containers, and any other personal property should be kept in your driveway and NOT in the road.
The Town is not legally responsible for any damage to items placed in the Town right-of-way.
See the following link for tips for installing your mailbox. Mailboxes must meet the criteria set forth by the U.S. Post Office.
Report damage from snowplow:
As we do our very best to avoid mailboxes, it does occasionally occur that we hit them. If you believe our snowplow hit your mailbox please Contact Us. If we confirm we damaged the mailbox, we will replace it with a standard box and wood post.
If you need to report a street light outage on a town road, fill out this form.
In summer months our team will be working on road resurfacing, which includes culvert repair, ditch cleaning and paving. Please have patience while this work is going on, drive slowly and remember to be courteous to our workmen. Thank you. We want to make sure our crew and our residents stay safe!
Road resurfacing typically starts sometime beginning in May (weather permitting).
Our Highway Department would like to share the following useful information for residents to review each winter:
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
As of March 10, 2003, the Town of Greenfield has been required to participate in a Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated program for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). The purpose of this program is to control the inflow of pollutants into the town’s storm sewers and drainage ditches. Products such as oil, antifreeze, liter, animal wastes, fertilizer, pesticides and sediment for erosion can be washed into the storm drain system during rain storms or by melting snow. Eventually this untreated stormwater flows into our streams and lakes and can impact water quality.
The MS4 program contains six techniques designed to reduce these “non-point sources” of water pollution. Two of these measures include public education and public participation. It is important that all of us recognize our role in protecting the environment. Steps that can be taken to protect water quality include:
For more information, please visit: dec.ny.gov
For permit assistance and guidance related to stormwater management, please contact our Building Department.
Greenfield typically holds Town Cleanup weekends twice a year to encourage townwide property cleanup. We hold one in the spring and one in the fall.
The cleanups provide residents with three days to bring items to the Highway Department garage at 409 Bockes Rd. Residents with a town resident card may drop off household items, furniture, light scrap metal, empty and dry paint cans, as well as computer equipment and electronics for recycling. No tires, household garbage, yard debris or hazardous wastes will be accepted. Resident cards can be obtained at Town Hall with a valid driver’s license and utility bill. Residents with tires to recycle can participate in Saratoga County’s Spring Tire Recycling program each year.
The specifications for the construction of Town Roads is detailed in the Town of Greenfield’s Town Code Ch 90, Attachment 4.
You may find the following documents helpful:
The County DPW maintains 25.21 center lane miles (total length and lane count) in Greenfield, which include the Greenfield portions of Lake Desolation Rd., North Creek Rd., Middle Grove Rd., Spier Falls Rd. and Wilton Rd.
The NYS DOT maintains 8.74 center lane miles in Greenfield, which includes 9N and Maple Ave.
The Town Highway Department maintains the remaining 93.90 center lane miles.
There are approximately 30 private roads in Greenfield. These are not maintained by the Town of Greenfield.
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We can also provide contacts at the state and county level.
Unclear which roads are state, county or town?
See Town, State, and County Roads in Greenfield
7 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Please check department pages for hours by department.
PO Box 10
Greenfield Center, NY 12833