Please be advised the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council has updated the Building Department Fee schedule as of 01/01/2023.  


The 2nd floor lobby will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, for drop off & pick up of permits and applications.


  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

About the Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for:

  • Building permits
  • Building regulations
  • Certificates of occupancy
  • Ordinance enforcement including construction codes, property maintenance code and special use permits
  • Regulation and issue of licenses for electricians and plumbers

Permits & Inspections

The Fire Department is 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, which is located at:
505 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

All questions concerning these permits and inspections should be directed to the Fire Department at 845-451-4079.