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Public Hearing Notice – ESDC Request for Funding Proposal – November 21, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING DEPARTMENT CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE DUTCHESS COUNTY NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the requirements of the Empire State Development Corporation’s Restore New York Communities Initiative Municipal Grant Program, a Public Hearing will be held on the 21st day of November, 2017
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Poughkeepsie’s Department of Building, Planning & Zoning is responsible for:

  • Building regulations
  • Building permits
  • Certificates of occupancy
  • Planning and zoning code
  • Development and provision of staff support for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Zoning enforcement, variances and other zoning issues
  • Ordinance enforcement including construction codes, property maintenance code and special use permits
  • Regulation and issue of licenses for electricians and plumbers

Assembly & Operating Permits, Multiple Residence & Elevator Inspections

The Fire Department is now responsible for issuing Assembly Permits and Operating Permits and for the inspection of multiple residences and elevators.  Applications for these permits and inspections must be submitted to the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, 505 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601.  All questions concerning these permits and inspections should be directed to the Fire Department at (845) 451-4079.

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