Building & Code

The Building Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Local Laws as well as the New York State Uniform Code and the Energy Code.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Building Permits
  • Construction Inspections
  • Certificates of Occupancy and /or Compliance upon completion of permitted projects
  • Operating Permits
  • Fire Safety and Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Investigation of complaints relating to a violation of applicable laws
  • Recordkeeping

Pursuant to Section 57 of the Town Code.

Section 57-63 Building Permits - Zoning Requirements

All persons proposing to construct, erect, or relocate, alter, repair, extend, remove, demolish, or structurally change any building, structure, or portion thereof, shall apply to the Building Inspector for a Building Permit on an appropriate form. For further information on Building and / or Zoning Permit requirements, contact the Building Department at (518) 477-6225.

Building Permits, Submittal, Payment and Fee Schedule

Building Permits

Permits are to be obtained prior to the start of any work. Do not send payment with the application. Residential permit review and approval process takes approximately 7-10 days.

Non-residential permit review and approval process time varies.

Building Permit Submittal

Submit the Building Permit application with plans and/or scope of work in duplicate via mail, email ( or at the Town of East Greenbush Building Department. 

A. Construction design requirement: Any new construction, structural addition or renovation requires submittal of plans stamped by an architect or structural engineer licensed to practice in New York State.

B. Application for building permit: A building permit application shall be submitted stating the use and occupancy, accompanied by a sketch plan drawn to scale. The plan shall include dimensions, location on the lot or in the building of proposed construction, erection, relocation, alteration, repair, extension, removal, demolition or structural change. The plan must show the relation to existing structures; and the proposed grading, drainage & sediment control coverage.

Proof of Insurance must be provided by the property owner, agent or contractor. General Liability, Workers Compensation or an exemption form (CE200) may apply; listing the Town of East Greenbush as the certificate holder and/or additional insured.


Building Permit Portal


Payments are accepted in the form of cash or check, checks made payable to the Town of East Greenbush. Payments are accepted at the Building Department after you are notified that your permit has been approved.


For information contact the Building Department at (518) 477-6225.

FOIL Request

For further information on FOIL requests and forms contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (518) 477-7145.



DEC Environmental Assessment

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Asbestos control

NEC Code

Rensco Mapping


Building Permit Application

Complaint Form


Building Department
East Greenbush Town Hall
225 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Fax 518-477-2386

Email Kim Schultheis, Clerk
Email Kevin Hitchcock, Building Inspector
Email Camerron Poli, Code Official