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Codes: Building and Zoning Enforcement

Amsterdam, NY Code EnforcementThe Division consisting of 3 NYS Certified building and code enforcement officers, which is managed by the Code Enforcement Supervisor, is charged to ensure that all buildings, structures, and premises, regardless of use or occupancy are subjected to the Administration and Enforcement of New York state Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code Multiple Residence Law and the City of Amsterdam Zoning Law and Subdivision of Land along with any ordinances or other appropriate regulation of the city of Amsterdam and The Division shall exercise its powers in due and proper manner so as to extend to the public protection from hazards of fire and inadequate building construction. Conducts all reviews of the Zoning Law, site plans and subdivision of land, issues all Certificates of Occupancy, Certificates of Compliance and reviews plans and specifications to issue permits which are not limited to the following types of construction:

Each of these activities requires submission of an application, fee, appropriate plans, specifications and issuance of a permit prior to any work starting or use of the space. During construction, periodic inspections are required to ensure compliance with The Codes. In addition, the Division reviews, registers, and investigates all bona-fide complaints regarding residential and commercial premises, building construction, zoning and property maintenance that allege the existence of conditions that fail to comply with the Uniform Code and/ or local law. The Division also provides technical assistance to the City's Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission including applications for area variances, use variances, site plan approval and special use permits.

Building & Zoning: (518) 841-4319

Housing: (518) 841-4316

Plumbing & Heating: (518) 841-4330

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm

Primary Permits Issued Are:

  • Plumbing Permit
  • Heating Permit
  • Dumpster Permit
  • Application for Building Permit
  • Electrical Permit (residential)
  • Electrical Permit (commercial)
Zoning Board of Appeal & Planning Commission Schedule:
Zoning Board of Appeal - 1st Thursday of each. month at 7pm at City Hall.
Planning Commission - 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm at City Hall.

All applications for use variances, area variances, special permits, site plan approval, And Land sub-divisions must be submitted two weeks and two days and no later than noon Before the scheduled meeting due to public notification requirements.

Questions regarding either the board or commission please call 841-4319.

2017 Zoning Board of Appeals & Commission Meetings
March 16, 2017 Agenda  
2016 Zoning Board of Appeals & Commission Meetings
February 2, 2017 Agenda  
August 18, 2016 Agenda  
May 5, 2016 Agenda  
March 3rd, 2016 Agenda  
February 18th, 2016 Agenda  
February 4th, 2016 Agenda  
2015 Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings
October 1st, 2015 Agenda  
September 3rd, 2015 Agenda
July 2nd, 2015 Agenda  
May 7th, 2015 Agenda  
2015 Planning Commission Meetings
December 17, 2015 (Canceled) Agenda
September 17, 2015 Agenda  
August 20, 2015 Agenda
January 7th, 2015 Agenda  
 February 5, 2015 Agenda  

 

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