The Thorne Street Brush Pit will be open beginning Monday, April 3rd, 2017. Hours will be: M-F 9am-3pm, Saturday 10am-2pm


The Village of Horseheads will be conducting its 2017 Spring Brush Pick-Up from Monday, April 3rd - Monday, April 17th per the following guidelines:

- NO BAGGED ITEMS - No branches larger than 6 inch diameter - Lay branches parallel to the curb - No leaves, grass or other yard waste - Village residents only.

Village Meetings and Events

Board of Trustees Meetings

For the next Board agenda CLICK HERE

For Village Board bios, past meeting minutes, and other information go to the Board of Trustees page.

Upcoming schedule of Board Meetings is as follows:


	-       Thursday, April 13th - 7pm - Regular Meeting

	-       Thursday, April 27th - 7pm - Regular Meeting

Zoning Board of Appeals

Mon. 4/10/17, 4pm: Area Variance, Hhds. Little League, 401 Thorne St., Install Light Poles

For the agenda, past minutes, and other information about the Planning Board Click Here!

Public Hearings

Thu. 4/13/17, 7pm: Hearing on Draft 2017–18 Village Budget

Planning Board

Regularly scheduled Planning Board Meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Upcoming Planning Board Meetings
	-	Monday, April 24th, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.

For the agenda, past minutes, and other information about the Planning Board Click Here!

Historical Society Potlucks

The Horseheads Historical Society hosts monthly potluck suppers with guest speakers. These events are free, just bring your own plate and silverware, and a dish to pass. Main dish is provided. Check out the CALENDAR.


In an effort to get prescription medication off the streets and decrease drug abuse, medication depositories have recently been placed at local town and city halls. Horseheads Police Chief Thomas Stickler and West Elmira Police Chief Peter Michalko said in news releases that the depository boxes are “critical” in protecting children and the environment, and help resolve ongoing issues. According to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study more than 70 percent of teenagers said they are able to get prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinet easily.

The new Drug Collection Units represent one of 1,000 units that CVS/pharmacy and the Medicine Abuse Project (MAP), a five-year initiative of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, are providing across the country. The donation program is the largest retail pharmacy effort of its kind to date and supports MAP’s goal to prevent a half-million teenagers from abusing prescription medication by the year 2017, the news release detailed.

“This is an opportunity for people who live Elmira and other places to dispose of unwanted, unneeded prescription medication so that it’s not left in our community for other people to abuse, misuse or even accidentally overdose,” Elmira Police Chief Joseph Kane said. The Drug Collection Units have recently been installed in Elmira, Horseheads and West Elmira city and town halls. “Some of the crime we deal with is people going into residences and stealing prescription medication, (going) into vehicles that are unlocked and stealing prescription medications,” Kane said. “People who may have those, sometimes, may sell them because of the money they can make off them. So any opportunity to get these out of the community when they’re not needed is a goal of ours.” Kane added it’s important to get medication off the streets to protect children and pets.

The following items may be placed inside the bins: prescriptions; prescription patches, medications and ointments; over-the-counter medications; vitamins and samples; and medication for pets.

Items not accepted: thermometers; hydrogen peroxide; inhalers; aerosol cans; ointments, lotions or liquids; or medication from businesses or clinics.

West Elmira and Horseheads locations do not accept needles. An attachment unit has been installed on the Elmira dropbox for needles.

The public is able to drop off medications, with no questions asked, at the following locations:

Village of Horseheads 202 S. Main St. Horseheads M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Elmira Police 1255 W. Water St. Elmira M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City of Elmira Police 317 E. Church St. Elmira M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  


The FY2016−17 Budget has been ADOPTED by the Board. It calls for a 3.75% tax increase.

Click below to view the approved budget:

2016-2017 Adopted Budget - Part 1

2016-2017 Adopted Budget - Part 2


The Village is proud to announce that its commemorative bronze statue of a Military Pack Horse has been installed and introduced to the public. This statute is the last event of an entire year of activities marking the 175th anniversary of the Village of Horseheads. The Village was first incorporated in May 1837. To read more about our history, go to HISTORY.



  • You can also pay your TAXES ONLY at any Chemung Canal Trust Company Location.



Peddling and Soliciting

The Village has adopted a local law governing Peddling and Soliciting in the Village. This law repeals and replaces Chapter 171 of the Village Code relative to this issue. To view the law and application form click on the links below.

Peddling and Soliciting Local Law

Peddling/Soliciting Application Form

Property Registration Law

The Village Board adopted a Local Law Establishing Rules and Regulations for Rental Housing. See the links below.

Property Registration Law - FINAL

Registration Form - FINAL

Questions regarding registration should be directed to our Code Enforcement Office - 739–5691.

Comprehensive Plan

After more than two years in development, a new Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Horseheads Village Board on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Copies of this plan are available for public review at the Village Clerk’s Office, the Horseheads Free Library, and electronically (see below).

Click here to review or download your own copy of the Plan. Please note that the electronic version does not include the attachments, maps, etc.



Walking Trails

In cooperation with the Catherine Valley Trail, we have laid out three one-mile walking trails throughout the Village. Check out the trail map. VILLAGE WALKING TRAILS


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