What do I need a permit for?

You likely need a permit for almost every action you could take on your property, including accessory buildings like sheds of any size, as well as generators, and trees. Please refer to our comprehensive list of Building Department-related permits to confirm your need for one or multiple permits. Please note that depending on the project, permits from other boards may be required.

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1. How do I submit applications?
2. Can I submit applications off-hours?
3. How do I schedule a building inspection?
4. When is an electrical permit required?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. How can I check the status of my permit application?
7. How do I determine my setbacks?
8. May I access copies of plans or records the Building Department has on file?
9. How many bedrooms can I have?
10. How do I know if my property is in Wetlands?
11. What are the NYS and Town building requirements?
12. What do I need a permit for?
13. Are there any home improvements that do not require a permit?