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Town Hall
758 Charlton Road
Charlton , NY 12019
518-384-0152 (x204)
Alt Phone:
518-857-4109 (cell)
Tues Eve 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thurs 9:00 am - 12:00
Please call for an inspection appointment at least 24-hours before your requested date.
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All building permit applications in the historic district must be reviewed by the Historic District Commission before issuance of permit.  A copy of the local law #2 of 1973 is available in the town hall.

Zoning board meetings are on an as needed basis.  All applications for the board must come through the zoning office for review.

Building permits are issued only after a review is completed by the Zoning Administrator. Applications and information can be picked up in the Town Hall outside the Zoning & Building Department.

Pools & Wood Stoves need a building permit before installation.  Please use the Building Permit Form (triplicate form not available for download) Please pick one up at Town Hall outside the Zoning & Building Office.  When in question, please contact the Zoning Administrator before beginning any work.

The Building & Zoning Code (Zoning Ordinance) is accessible via the link above, can be reviewed at Town Hall, or a copy can be purchased at the Town Clerks Office or Zoning & Building Department for $20.00.

Please allow 24 hours for an inspection.

Inspections times and procedures:
All inspection must be scheduled 24 hours prior to the inspection date requested.

Type of Inspections:

Footing inspections including rebar

Foundation/Backfill including water proofing and drainage around foundation

Rough Framing

Ice and water shield before the roof is shingled

Rough Plumbing, must be air or water tested

Electrical is completed by an outside agent and a list is available at the building department daily

Insulation Inspection

Septic system inspection and a letter from design engineer stating that the system was installed according to plan

Final Electric:  must be completed before final for C/O is issued

Final Grading, Plumbing & Building and all completed on the same day

Building permit applications may be picked up at the Town Hall Daily

Town Hall, 758 Charlton Road, Charlton, NY 12019 (518) 384-0152
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