Building and Zoning Enforcement

Lee A. Heim, Code Enforcement Officer / Zoning Enforcement Officer

OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, 8 – 11 am
Thursday, 11 am ‐ 2:30 pm
Field Inspections: by appointment

Office: (518) 325‐5073 ext. 7
Fax: (518) 325‐6917
Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required

MISSION
The Building Department is charged with enforcement of the New York State Building Codes and the local laws. The primary focus is the protection of the Town residents from inferior construction practices and the assurance that all new buildings are compliant with the local and state codes. The building Inspector also enforces various property maintenance laws to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all residents of the Town of Hillsdale.

For Building Permit Application click here

Click here to access Columbia County’s Online Planning Guide with access to checklists, forms, and other resources.

FEE SCHEDULE

Building Permits

  • Residential: $4/$1000 cost of construction $25 minimum
  • Commercial: $5/$1000 cost of construction $25 minimum
  • Fence permit: $10
  • Building Permit Renewal: 50% of original permit fee $25 minimum

Any work performed before obtaining a building permit will be charged double the permit fee when it is issued.

Demolition Permit per Building

  • Accessory structure: $25
  • Residential structure: $50
  • Commercial structure: $100

Certificate of Occupancy/Compliance

  • Residential:  $25
  • Commercial:
    • $0 – $100,000: $50
    • $100,001 – $150,000:  $100
    • over $150,000: $150

Certificate of Visual Inspection

  • 1 – 2 family dwelling: $75
  • all others: $150

Certificate of Compliance

  • Order to Remedy Violation: $75