John Hamilton, Building Inspector
phone (914) 762-8419
fax (914) 290-4656
John-Paul Rodrigues Operations Center
Route 9A - P.O. Box 1166
Ossining, NY 10562
The John-Paul Rodrigues Operations Center can only be reached from the Southbound lane of Route 9A and is between Route 134 and Route 133. The Town Building Department is on the second floor. All Town offices (except for the Town Clerk’s Office) will close at 3:15pm on Fridays from July 1st through September 2nd.
The Town of Ossining Building Department has jurisdiction only in the Unincorporated Area of Ossining (outside the village limits). You must obtain an pdf Application for Building Permit (183 KB) for any new construction or alteration to any existing structure or residence (including swimming pools, decks, sheds and signs) on your property.
NOTICE TO DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
THE TOWN OF OSSINING ADOPTED THE 2020 NY STRETCH CODE TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY CONSERVATION CONSTRUCTION CODE, EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2021. BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED MUST INCLUDE A CERTIFICATION THE PLANS ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE 2020 NY STRETCH CODE IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER APPLICABLE CODES. PLANS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATION. A COPY OF THE 2020 NY STRETCH CODE IS AVAILABLE FOR READING: pdf NYStretch Energy Code 2020 (794 KB) . CONTACT OUR OFFICE IF YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR CLARIFICATION ON THIS MATTER.
New York State requires a Building Permit whenever a roof is changed on a building, be it commercial or residential. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at 914-762-8419.
Construction that does not comply with the Town's Ordinance requires an application for a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals. Subdivisions and Site Plans require approval from the Town Planning Board.
Please visit the folder Town's Schedule of Fees for more information on permit fees. The following Permits may be obtained at the Building Department or, if available, on the folder Applications & Publications page.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Effective October 3rd, 2016, plans submitted to this office to obtain a building permit must conform to the 2015 version of the International Building Code including the 2016 New York State supplement.
Demolition Permit - apply in person
Blasting Permit - apply in person
Important Reference Documents:
pdf NYS Law - Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors (28 KB)
One of the questions we often get is “Can I draw on my homes survey when applying for a permit to build an addition/shed/deck/pool/generator?”
The answer is ‘No’. Or.. more precise. “We cannot accept a plan with a stamp that has been altered without a new stamp/signature with the wording ‘Altered By’ and date of alteration.”
New York State Education Law – Article 145 - http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/article145.htm
No official of this state, or of any city, county, town or village therein, charged with the enforcement of laws, ordinances or regulations shall accept or approve any plans, specifications, or geologic drawings or reports that are not stamped:
To all plans, specifications, plats and reports to which the seal of a professional engineer or land surveyor has been applied, there shall also be applied a stamp with appropriate wording warning that it is a violation of this article for any person, unless he or she is acting under the direction of a licensed professional engineer or land surveyor, to alter an item in any way. If an item bearing the seal of an engineer or land surveyor is altered, the altering engineer or land surveyor shall affix to the item his or her seal and the notation "altered by" followed by his or her signature and the date of such alteration, and a specific description of the alteration.