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Building & Code Department
Responsibility
Contact
John Holland
Building and Code Enforcement

Gina Kenyon
Clerk


36 No. Main Street
Mechanicville, NY  12118

Ph: (518) 664-5001
Fx: (518) 664-5362

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Building and Code Department administers the city's building construction, permitting and housing inspections. The Department is responsible for the enforcement of state and local codes as well as the city's zoning ordinances.

Permits Required

Remodeling, alteration and repairs that include changes to or placement of portions of the structural system of the building (structural system includes all framing, masonry and sheathing materials.)

Replacement of roofs

Construction of decks and stairs

Installing new or replacement fences

Plumbing additions or replacement

Electrical additions or replacement

Heating changes (i.e. furnace replacement)

Exterior repairs where the work to be done, including scaffolding or Ladders used, extends beyond property lines

Replacing existing ceiling and wall materials (plaster,ect.) in building of two families or more

Replacing windows and doors

Adding or replacing wood-burning stoves or fireplace inserts

Barricade permit when necessary

Adding exterior lighting

Adding or replacing above ground swimming pools



All new structures or additions to existing structures

Major exterior structural changes

Interior alterations which provide additional rooms

Adding central heating or central air conditioning systems

Adding fireplaces

Converting a room in a residence into a commercial use

In-ground pools

Updating kitchens and baths

Note: All exterior improvements to historic property and/or property within a historic district will require a building permit and a historic district review.

All work must comply with New York State Building Code and the City of Mechanicville Code and Charter.

No Permit Required

Exterior painting

Repairing or replacing exterior trim

Minor repair of existing porches or steps

Repairing sidewalks or driveways on private property

Repainting, repairing or cleaning brickwork stone or other masonry

Improving lawns or landscaping

Adding or replacing gutters or downspouts

Repairing existing fencing

Installing weather stripping, storm windows and doors

Interior painting and wallpapering

Repairing existing walls and ceilings
Installing carpeting