Building Department

News & Announcements

New NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code to Go Into Effect on May 12, 2020

Beginning on May 12, 2020, regulated parties submitting building permit applications must comply with the 2020 NYS Code Books. The amended and updated version of the Uniform Code incorporates by reference the following publications: 2020 Residential Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019) 2020 Building Code of New
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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.