All new construction and most work done on existing buildings in the Village of Athens requires a permit. You can find a partial list of the types of projects that require a permit here. However, you should contact the Code Enforcement officer before commencing work of any kind to be sure you have the proper approval.
In addition, Planning Board approval is required on some applications before a permit can be issued. Board review is limited to exterior improvements or modifications within the Historic District, site plan reviews and subdivisions.
All electrical work MUST be done by a licensed electrician! Contact the Code Enforcement Officer for a list of such individuals.
Code Enforcement Officer:
2 First Street
Athens, NY 12015
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00AM to 10:00AM
or by appointment.