A Building Permit Is Required For…

This list is not all inclusive. Please call the Building Code Enforcement Officer at (518)945-1551 before commencing any work or if you have any questions.

  • ALL new buildings and structures.
  • alterations and renovations to buildings and structures.
  • garages and additions to buildings.
  • renovations to kitchens and bathrooms.
  • finishing basements.
  • installing chimneys and wood burning stoves.
  • installing fireplaces, including gas fireplaces.
  • removal, change or closing of any stairway or required means of exit.
  • removal or cutting of any beans or supports.
  • cutting away any portion of a load bearing wall.
  • installation of decks, patios and porches.
  • installation or replacements of central heating or AC.
  • installation of swimming pools hot tubs or saunas.
  • constructing new or replacing existing fences or retaining walls.
  • construction or replacement of a sidewalk and or a curb cut.
  • roof repair or replacement of shingles, windows and siding.
  • painting, window replacement or siding within the historic district.
  • erecting a storage shed.
  • ALL signage for commercial and residential use.
  • interior and exterior demolition of both structures and pools.