Building Department

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.

Application Fees: Non-refundable, due at submission

Residential: over 900 square feet

$100.00

Commercial

$200.00

All others

$50.00

Permit Fees

Residential: including new construction, modular homes, alterations, renovations, additions, decks, porches, and reconfigurations

75¢

per square foot
Commercial structures & multiple-dwelling units

$1.00

per square foot
All fuel-burning appliances (including tanks and generators)

$100.00

each
All electrical and plumbing

$100.00

HVAC including ductwork

$50.00

per unit
Accessory uses and structures: pools, carports, barns, garages, sheds, solar, fences, roofing, windows, doors, siding and repairs

$40.00

plus $10.00 for every $1,000.00 of project cost
Accessory structures ≥ 400 square feet

$0.50

per square foot
Blasting & Logging

$300.00

Demolition

$100.00

per story
Business Change of Occupancy or Use

$150.00

Abstract Search Report: Residential

$150.00

Abstract Search Report: Commercial

$250.00

Signs

$50.00

Septic systems replacement and repairs

$100.00

Renewals (maximum of 2)50% of original cost
Manufactured Homes: Single-wide

$150.00

Manufactured Homes: Double-wide

$200.00

Operating Permits (with Site Plan Inspection)

$150.00

Fire Inspection (per building)

0 to 2,500 square feet

$100.00

2,501 to 5,000 square feet

$150.00

5,001 to 10,000 square feet

$250.00

10,001 to 20,000 square feet

$400.00

20,001 to 50,000 square feet

$600.00

Multiple Residential

$25.00

per unit

Contact Us

PO Box 700
284 Broadway
Port Ewen, NY 12466
Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM
845-331-8630
FAX 845-331-8634

Building Inspector &
Zoning Code Enforcement Officer
Mark Jaffee
buildinginspector@esopus.com

Assistant Building Inspector &
Zoning Code Enforcement Officer
Salvatore Morello III
smorello@esopus.com

Fire Inspector
Richard Valentine
rvalentine@esopus.com

Clerk
Kristin McDermott
buildingclerk@esopus.com