The Building Department, along with the Engineering, Planning, Zoning and Assessment Departments, coordinates community development. All applications pertaining to land use in the Village are submitted to the Building Department and forwarded to the appropriate Land Use Board or Committee (i.e. Board of Architectural Review, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board or Committee on Historic Preservation) for consideration. The Building Department reviews plans for conformity with applicable provisions of the Village Code and the current Uniform Code Supplement New York State Building Standards and Codes and current ICC Codes. The Building Department issues various building permits for new construction, alterations, additions and renovations, as well as Certificates of Occupancy for these permits. The Building Department also issues plumbing, electrical, gas and oil heating system permits as mandated by the State of New York. The Building Department provides staff support to the Board of Architectural Review, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Committee on Historic Preservation.

COVID-19 Permit Process Modifications in Effect

Although we provide Permit application links online, as well as standard operating protocols and requirements for application submission, please note that we have now implemented modified procedures in response to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the State of New York.

Please review the Permit Application Submittal and Review Modifications information and take advantage of the opportunity to request that staff begin reviewing your project despite current construction limitations imposed by the State of New York in response to COVID-19. The modifications include those applicable to applications being submitted to the Board of Architectural Review and Committee for Historic Preservation.

Land Use Boards

General Requirements

Low Voltage Electrical Permits Required

All low voltage including but not limited to alarm systems, fire alarms, communication, and audio/visual requires an electrical permit to be filed with a Scarsdale approved electrical agency.

Important Building Forms