Poughkeepsie’s Department of Building is responsible for:

  • Building regulations
  • Building permits
  • Certificates of occupancy
  • 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, Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler Permits & Inspections, 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.