Building / Zoning Department
The purpose of the Department is to provide protection from hazards of fire, inadequate building construction and improper maintenance in residential and non-residential buildings through the enforcement of Local and State Codes, Rules and Regulations. Enforcement is enacted through the issuance of permits, notices and orders, performance of inspection and issuance of certificates.
Our Department ensures that no building, structure or land shall be used and no building, structure or part thereof shall be erected, moved or altered unless for a use expressly permitted by and in conformity with the regulations specified for the District in which it is located.
Process & Policies
Special Permits & Variances
For Renters or persons granted to act on behalf of Owner
- What is a permit?
A permit is a formal document authorizing commencement of some action or work subject to regulations.
- How do I find what a Zoning District is for a certain parcel of land?
This can be located at ecode360 on the Village of Red Hook website. Search Zoning map.
- How long does a building permit remain in effect?
A building permit shall become void in six months from the date of issuance. See Village of Red Hook Zoning, Section 200-49.
- What is the cost of a building permit?
Please refer to the Building and Zoning Department fee schedule (DOCX).
- Do I need to submit a Village of Red Hook Building Permit with a NYS Unified Solar Permit?
Yes, a building permit must be submitted along with the solar permit.