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.

Single & 2-family homes, additions, decks, porches75¢ per square foot
Commercial structures & multi-dwellings$1 per square foot
Barns, garages, sheds, carports50¢ 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
Renewals50% 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 Homes50¢ 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

Contact Us

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

Building Inspector &
Zoning Code Enforcement Officer
Mark Jaffee

Assistant Building Inspector &
Zoning Code Enforcement Officer
Salvatore Morello III

Fire Inspector
Richard Valentine

Joan Boris