Building Permits are required for all commercial and residential building structures, as defined in the Village code. This includes any new structures, additions and alterations to existing structures as well as accessory structures, such as pools, patios, walls, ponds, gazebos, cabanas, garages, decks, oil and LP gas tanks, retaining walls, plumbing and electrical alterations. A building permit application is the beginning point of your project to be reviewed by the proper departments for approval. Most permits are valid for one year and will need to be renewed if a certificate of occupancy has not been issued.
Inspections are required in every phase of construction to insure proper installation of material as directed on your Architectural plans. Inspections of existing structures are just as important and required. Inspections are required for everyone so structures will be erected correctly and safely for everyone. Contact the Building Department at (631) 348-1133 at least 48 hours before inspection is needed to make an appointment.
Certificate of Occupancy or Compliance is required for all open permits. The documents that may be needed to issue a C/O or C/C are a new survey, Electrical inspection certificate, Suffolk County Board of Health final approval, Architects, Structural and Village Engineers certificate.
All changes are needed to show on your C/O open permits and violations need to be satisfied before you can refinance or sell your property.
Energy Conservation Tips for Your Home
Check all doors and windows for air drafts or leaks
- Weather strip, cover with plastic and caulk gaps
Electrical switches and outlets on exterior walls
- Remove plate cover and install insulated cover underneath original cover
Check basement windows and doors for drafts
- Cover with plastic, weather strip door
- Have your heating system company service tune up, clean chimney and burner
- Lower thermostat at night and when you are out
- Install programmable thermostat
Lighting interior and exterior
- Install energy saving bulbs, reset all timers for shorter on times