The Building Department administers and enforces regulations pertaining to the use of property and the construction of buildings. It reviews plans and conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with various local, state and federal codes and standards, particularly the Town Zoning Code and the New York State Family of Codes which are as follows:
Residential Code of New York State (Building Code of New York State)
Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code and Fuel Gas Code of New York State, Fire Code and Property Maintenance Code of New York State, Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State. Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (NYSUFPBC). These codes apply to planning, zoning, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire, health and the environment.
All building projects ranging from a small addition to a major commercial structure, must meet certain standards of safety. The Building Department receives and processes all applications for construction, alterations, variances, special permits and subdivisions to make sure these standards are met. Some of these applications must be channeled to the proper Boards (Board of Architectural Review, Zoning Board of Appeals, and/or Planning Board) to obtain variances or special use permits for approval before any construction can begin.
In order to insure the proper and safe construction of all new houses and buildings and alterations to existing homes, permits must be obtained before any project begins. The Building Department reviews plans and conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with various codes including the Town Building Code, NYS Code, the Zoning Code and other ordinances and regulations pertaining to land use and construction on private property.
The Town of Mamaroneck Building Department is dedicated to providing professional services that exceed your expectations.
We are here to serve the public by issuing permits for all new construction, additions, alterations, erosion control, plumbing, signs and tree removal in accordance with all applicable local and state building codes.
It is always a wise decision to contact the Building Department prior to the commencement of any of the above referenced work so that the Town of Mamaroneck will continue to be a safe place to live, work, and play.