The building department of the Town of Esopus is committed to serving the public and ensuring the health, safety and well being of all its residents. The mission of the department is to secure compliance with State and Local codes for the protection of the property owner and consumer as well. We operate with an open door policy and invite you to stop in during normal business hours with questions, concerns, or to secure documents and applications.
An application must be filed with the Building Inspector for any and all proposed work.
Projects costing under $250: necessity of building permit to be determined by the Building Inspector after application review.
Fee for a building permit by either square foot or cost is at the discretion of the Building Inspector.
Minimum for for any permit is $50.
All fees will double if work was started without a permit.
Permits may be renewed twice (2 yrs.), after which the full permit fee shall be paid to extend.
|Single & 2-family homes, additions, decks, porches||75¢ per square foot|
|Commercial structures & multi-dwellings||$1 per square foot|
|Barns, garages, sheds, carports||50¢ per square foot|
|Repairs, alterations, renovations||$50 for the first $1000 & $10 for each additional $1000 of cost|
|Installation of fireplaces, A/C, boilers, furnaces, electrical service, windows, generators, fences, fuel-burning appliances, solar arrays||$40 for the first $1000 & $10 for each additional $1000 of cost|
|Renewals||50% of original fee|
|Demolition||$50 up to $1000, $100 over $1000|
|Blast (3 day permit)||$150|
|Sign permit fee||$50|
|Logging Permit||$100 per logging contract|
|Septic (new or repair)||$50|
|Modular Homes||50¢ per square foot|
|Manufactured Home (Installation Fee)||Installation Fee of $150 (single wide), $200 (double wide)|
|Swimming Pool/Spa (above ground)||$100|
|Swimming Pool/Spa (in-ground)||50¢ per square foot|
|Abstract Search Report||$100 residential, $150 commercial|
|Abstract Inspection||$150 1st violation; $100 each thereafter|
|Change of Use or Occupancy||$100|
Abstract Search Report Request
Alarm System Registration
Building Permit Application - Sheds & Fences
Building Permit Application - Short
Building Permit Application (New homes)
Complaint of Violation
Home Occupation Permit Application
Liability Insurance Waiver
NYS Unified Solar Permit Application
Operating Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Workers Comp & Disability Exemption - Contractors
Workers Comp & Disability Exemption - Homeowners