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A permit is a formal document authorizing commencement of some action or work subject to regulations.
This can be located on Zoning map dated June 13, 2022.
A building permit shall become void in six months from the date of issuance. See Village of Red Hook Zoning, Section 200-49.
Please refer to the Building and Zoning Department fee schedule.
Yes, a building permit must be submitted along with the solar permit.
If eligible, copies of vital statistics can be obtained with a completed application request form (see above) and a valid form of federal or state issued ID. Certified copies are $10.00 each. For more information, see above and the New York State guidelines for Vital Records.
The Village Clerk accepts payments for Village taxes, water and sewer bills only. We do not accept payments for the Village of Red Hook Justice Court, the Town of Red Hook, or Red Hook Central Schools.
All tax records are updated by the Town Assessor’s Office, located at:Red Hook Town Hall7340 S BroadwayRed Hook, NY 12571
For more information, see the Town of Red Hook Assessor's Office page.
The Village Clerk’s office does not issue licenses. All permits and licenses, including those for marriage, fishing and hunting are obtained from the Town Clerk, located at:Red Hook Town Hall7340 S BroadwayRed Hook, NY 12571
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Available by mail by submitted a request and payment to the Village Clerk (either by mail or by dropping off at deposit box at front of Village Hall) + $1.20 per request for postage.
For more information visit Waste Management page.
Village garbage and recycling pick-up takes place Monday mornings, with the exception of Federal holidays when Village offices are closed. In those cases, pick-up will take place Tuesday mornings. Check the recycling calendar for the recycling items being collected each week.
To ensure pick-up of garbage and recycling, please check that a proper and complete garbage tag is attached to each bag placed at the curb. If your garbage bag does not have a tag, it will not be collected. If your garbage bag exceeds the weight limit posted on the corresponding garbage tag, it will be left curbside. Contaminated recycling cannot be collected. Please visit the Waste Management page to learn more.
The Village offers the pick-up of bulk waste items. Bulk tags can be purchased at the Village Clerk's office. Properly tagged will be picked up by Village staff on the regular garbage pick-up day. See the Waste Management page for more information.
The Village Highway Department does its best to keep to the schedule of picking up brush during the first full week of each month.
Due to unforeseen events and weather conditions, we may not be able to keep exactly to the schedule. Brush and leaf pick-up will continue as scheduled when permissible.
Yes! To coordinate pick-up of scrap metal, please call the Village Highway Department at 845-758-8600 or the Village Clerk’s Office at 845-758-1081.
To report a street light outage, visit the Central Hudson Website to submit information directly to Central Hudson.
Your STEP system includes a septic tank, effluent pump, and control panel. The liquid waste that would normally go to the leach field in a regular individual septic system is pumped through a small pressure line into sewer lines leading to the Village's Wastewater Treatment Plants.
The STEP system pump is controlled by a system of floats within your tank. The service panel mounted on the side of your house controls the floats and pumps. The floats activate an alarm in the service panel when the fluid level in the tank gets too high or too low.
The Village is responsible for maintaining and repairing/replacing the septic tanks, grease traps, effluent pumps, floats, service panel, and service lines from the tank to the main sewer line. The Village is also responsible for operating the Village's Wastewater Treatment Plants.
The riser is the access to your pump and allows us to act quickly during an emergency. A hidden or inaccessible lid means that your STEP system cannot be serviced. Tank lids must remain visible and must NOT be covered by patios, decks, soil, shrubs, or mulch. Please maintain 24-inches of clearance.
If access to components is hindered, the property owner/resident will be required to re-establish access within 48-hours of notice. If emergency access is required, the Village is not liable for any damage to items blocking access and is not required to return to prior conditions.
All parcels located within the Sewer Use Area are on or required to connect to the Village's STEP system. See the map.
Grease traps and septic tanks are pumped as needed - grease traps are pumped approximately annually, septic tanks are pumped approximately every five to ten years. The Village is responsible for the pumping and routine maintenance of the tanks. The homeowner should not put cleaning additives into their tank.
During long term power outages of several hours or more, you should minimize water usage. Even though the STEP system’s discharge pump and alarm will not operate without power, wastewater from your home can continue to fill the tank if your water service has not been interrupted. Use only what is absolutely necessary. Check basement or lower drains often.
If the drains begin to fill with water, discontinue all water usage and call the Village Sewer Operator immediately (845-758-1081, option 8).
Short-term power outages of a few minutes to a few hours should not be of concern. The reserve tank capacity can handle short-term events like these.
STEP systems are designed so that your neighbors’ drains cannot back up into yours. If you stop using water, the drains will stop filling with water.
Note: Many types of water softeners and filters automatically discharge water into the STEP tank. This can reduce the tank’s reserve capacity without your being aware of it. Be sure to check such systems regularly.
If the power outage is longer that 24-hours call the Village Sewer Operator, 845-758-1081, option 8.
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