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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:

(collectively, the NYS Code Books)

For additional information about the changes to the NYS codes you can go to the Department of State, Division of Building Standards & Codes webpage at

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 quarters of the City, much of which is being driven by homeowners handling deferred maintenance or taking on that smaller project they’ve been meaning to get to for some time”

“The public is reminded that City staff are a great resource for those who could use help navigating the permitting process or understanding local zoning regulations”, Nelson said.

The City’s Building Department is located on the second floor of City Hall, and is open weekdays 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Residents planning spring projects are encouraged to visit in person to discuss plans and to learn more about local regulations and the permitting process. Developers and residents with larger projects, such as additions, are encouraged to reach out to the City’s Planning and Zoning Department, which is also located on the second floor of City Hall.

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 preventing people from using the whole waterfront.

The City of Poughkeepsie and Scenic Hudson are looking for your thoughts and feedback on the best way to link together the waterfront parks.  Please take time to consider each of the three designs and let us know your thoughts below.  The survey should take less than 10 minutes.

The full presentation with information on each design can be found here.

Kaal Rock Connector Community Feedback Survey: Begin Survey»

Public Hearing: 2018 City of Poughkeepsie CDBG Draft Action Plan – August 1, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing

2018 Community Development Block Grant Draft Action Plan
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.  This Draft Action Plan is available for public review at the Social Development Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall and on the city’s website (see below).  Written comments may be submitted through Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to Social Development Director, Jaclyn Greenwald, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or via email [email protected].

A public hearing on the Draft 2018 Action Plan will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY.

If you have any questions regarding this notice or the public hearing, please contact Jaclyn Greenwald at 845-451-4046.

Download: Draft 2018 City of Poughkeepsie Annual Action Plan (.pdf)

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



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 at 2:00 PM in City Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers, Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.  The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss the City of Poughkeepsie’s application to the ESDC Request for Funding Proposal, as it pertains to Round 5 of the Restore NY Communities Initiative.  The FY17 State Budget enacted the Restore New York Communities Initiative and gave ESDC the responsibility of implementing the $80 million program for the sole purpose of revitalizing urban areas and stabilizing neighborhoods.  Based on its size, the City of Poughkeepsie is eligible to apply for up to $1 million.  The City is partnering with local developer 485 Main LLC in order to rehabilitate the vacant, deteriorated building located at 489 Main Street.  This City is applying for $1 million in Restore funds and is required to provide a 10% match totaling $100,000.  Below is the Property Assessment List, which is required to be published as part of this application:

Site Name/Address: Trolley Barn/489 Main Street
Square Feet: 28,000  commercial
Type of Use: Commercial
Type of Project: Rehabilitation
Status: Vacant

All parties and interested citizens will be given the opportunity to be heard with respect to this application and the corresponding Property Assessment List.  All comments can be made orally or submitted in writing to Paul Hesse, Community Development Coordinator at [email protected] or 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie NY, 12601.