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City Sees 10% Increase in Building Permit Applications

City Sees 10% Increase in Building Permit Applications City Officials announced today that the City received 1,915 building permit applications during 2018, up from 1,741 the year before. City Administrator Marc Nelson said “building permits are a leading economic indicator for local governments. We’re experiencing increased building activity in all
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Kaal Rock Connector Community Feedback Survey

The City of Poughkeepsie owns nearly the entire length of its waterfront.  However, physical barriers and gaps in infrastructure prevent people from using this great community resource. Kaal Rock is the largest such barrier.  This 65 foot outcropping splits the waterfront in two, limiting access to Kaal Rock Park and
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Public Hearing: 2018 City of Poughkeepsie CDBG Draft Action Plan – August 1, 2018

CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE Notice of Public Hearing 2018 Community Development Block Grant Draft Action Plan MEETING Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that The City of Poughkeepsie has completed a Draft 2018 Action Plan outlining the proposed projects to be funded through the 2018 Community Development Block Grant. 
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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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