Building Permits

Obtaining a building permit is a New York State requirement, not a local ordinance.

Apply for a permit here

Permits are not required for:
  • Resurfacing an existing driveway without any expansion / extension from the existing configuration in connection with a 1 or 2-family dwelling
  • Wood or vinyl siding of a 1 or 2-family, where the siding is simply applied to an existing exterior, without removal or replacement of the sheathing or other wall structure
  • Simple re-surfacing of a driveway
  • Painting a house unless you are located in the Historical district 


For technical bulletins and code interpretations for the NYS Building Code, please visit the NYS Department of State, Division of Code Enforcement and Administration webpage