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Application for Permits

  1. Building and Code Department * 97 Mohawk Street Cohoes, NY 12047 * Phone 518-233-2127 * Fax 518-233-2162 * Director, Fire Chief Joseph Fahd

  2. Permit Requirements

    1. Contractor insurance: Worker's Compensation and General Liability 2. Plot plan with setbacks. 3. Stamped plans for structures that include a roof or contain two stories. 4. Load certification from the manufacturer with engineer's seal for any roof or floor trusses.

  3. Inspection timetable

    *Footing * Foundation * Drain tile * Back fill * Rough framing * Rough plumbing * Insulation inspection (per NYS Energy Code) * Sheetrock or wallboard * Heating * Rough grading * Final Inspection

  4. Please schedule inspection by contacting Code Enforcement at 518-233-2127.

    The Code Officer will issue a Certificate once all inspection pass compliance with NYS Uniform Code requirements.

  5. NOTES:

    *Obtain any Homeowner's Association Approval prior to obtaining a building permit *EPA requires lead certification for all renovation disturbing an area greater than 6 sg. ft. * NYSDOL requires an asbestos survey and abatement of ANY demolition work * Electrical work requires a third party inspection by licensed electrician * All final grading must shed water to the approved Stormwater catch basins.

  6. For further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Code Enforcement Office at 518-233-2127 Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.


    PERMIT MUST BE COMPLETED BY HOME OWNER OR CONTRACTOR. Please complete the application and submit with the following: *Detailed description and sketch of proposed work (materials, dimensions to scale, etc.) * Certificate of Insurance (General Liability, Worker's Compensation and Disability Benefits) * Permit application fee a minimum of $50 or 1% total project cost over $5,000

  8. Use of building *

    Choose one

  9. State existing use and occupancy of premises of proposed construction/work:

  10. State intended use and occupancy of proposed construction/work:

  11. Nature of work (check applicable)

  12. Will work involve any of the following (all questions must be answered)

  13. Does the proposed work violate any zoning, ordinance or regulation laws?

  14. Blocking Sidewalk*

  15. Work Adjacent to Sidewalk*

  16. Storing of Materials on Public Right of Way*

  17. Opening of Street or Sidewalk*

  18. If yes to any of these questions a barricade permit must be acquired.

  19. All work shall conform to City of Cohoes Rules and Regulations, and must be completed within 6 months of the date of the permit issuance, or a new premit shall be obtained by the Applicant.

    A. The applicant shall notify the office of any changes in the information contained within this application during the period of which the permit is active. A permit will be issued when the application has been determined to be complete and when proposed work is determined to conform to the requirements of the Uniform Code. The Authority conferred by such permit may be limited by conditions.

  20. B. A building permit may be suspended or revoked if it is determined that the work to which it pertains is not proceeding in conformance with the Uniform Code or with any condition attached to such permit, or if there has been a misrepresentation or falsification of a material fact in connection with the application for the permit.

  21. C. A building permit shall expire 6 months from the date of issuance. The permit may, upon written request, be renewed for successive 6 month periods provided that (1) the permit has not been revoked or suspended at the time the application for renewal is made, (2) the relevant information in the application is up to date: and (3) the renewal fee is paid.

  22. D. All building permits are subject to Zoning/Planning Department approval for existing zoning conditions and ordinances.

  23. Certification:

    I hereby certify that I have read the instructions and examined this application and know that same to be true and correct. All provisions of law and ordinances covering this type of work will be compiled with whether specified herein or not and I will also allow all inspectors to enter the premises to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of any other state or local regulating construction or the performance of construction and / or zoning.

  24. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.


    Approved/Denied __________________________________________ Reason___________________________________ Name:____________________________________Title:__________________________________ Signature:__________________________________Date:________________________________

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