Permits and Applications

Office of Planning and Building Permits and Applications


Access the needed form from the list and then fill in or print blank form as needed.

The forms are in a PDF format and can be viewed, filled, and printed with an Adode Reader. Note that electronically filled forms must be downloaded in order to be saved. Please either download the form or print completed form before leaving active online form.

Complete the appropriate application form and bring email it to the proper department, mail it in, or physically drop it off at City Hall. 

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Applications are accepted between the hours of 9:00am through 3:30pm during normal business hours. Access the most up to date fee schedule and pay the associated fees when you submit your application by way of cash, check, or card. Payments can be made over the phone by contacting the City Treasurer at 518-233-2111. 

Please use the phone number or email on the application you are filling out should you have any questions regarding the application, submission and review process, or any other general inquiries. 

Building Permit Applications

Barricade Permit Application

General Building Permit Application

Demolition Permit Application

Fence Permit Application

Grading Permit Application

Temporary Storage Container/Dumpster Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Street and Sidewalk Opening Permit Application

Unified Solar Permit Application (PDF)

Site Plan Templates

Site Plan Full Block Template

Site Plan Corner Frontage Template

Small Project Without Sidewalk Template

Site Plan Matrix 11x17 Template

Site Plan Matrix 8x11 Template

Site Plan Half Block Unimproved Alley Template

Site Plan Half Block Alley Template

Site Plan Full Block Unimproved Template

Planning Board Applications

Site Plan Review Application 

Subdivision & Lot Line Adjustment Application 

Special Use Permit Application 

Change of Use/New Tennant Application

Zoning Board of Appeals Applications

Use Variance Application 

Area Variance Application 

Historic Preservation and Architectural Review Board Applications

Certificate of Appropriateness Application 

Traffic Commission Applications

Traffic Commission Agenda Item Request

Additional Forms

DPW Free Fill Application (PDF)

Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application

Vacant Building Registry Form

Zoning Verification Request