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Code Enforcement

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Serving the community by providing for the health, safety, welfare, and safety education of the public. The Code Enforcement Office is tasked with the enforcement of the Building Code of New York State, and local laws and ordinances dealing with building construction, renovations (interior and exterior) and building demolition and removal.

The Village Building Code information is available for persons inquiring about specific codes. We encourage meeting with the Codes Enforcement Officer to review and understand code requirements. Call to make an appointment.

Building Permits

  • Any new building
  • All additions to existing buildings
  • Pools (aboveground and inground)
  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Decks and Porches
  • Additions to Electrical Systems
  • Additions to Plumbing Systems
  • Additions or New Heating Systems
  • Electrical Work
  • Solid Fuel Heating Devices

Building Permit Inspection

Building Inspections are required during each stage of construction to ensure compliance with construction codes and building plans. Please schedule inspection at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Pre Inspection of Construction
  • Footings before backfilling
  • Foundations wall before backfilling
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing (Stack Test Required)
  • Framing before enclosing
  • Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning before enclosing. (Must Have EPA Certification)
    Insulation before enclosing
  • Fire Protection equipment before enclosing
  • Final (Certificate Inspection) upon completion of all other inspections

Commercial &
Multi-home Inspections

All commercial and multiple residential buildings require periodic Fire/Life Safety inspections for compliance with the New York State Code.
The Fire Department and Code Enforcement Office conducts fire safety education

  • Daycare safety
  • Fire extinguisher usage
  • Evacuation training
  • General fire prevention issues
  • Fire and property maintenance inspection

Through the support of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand in the US Senate and the efforts of Congressman Brandon Williams, who initiated the process in the House of Representatives, the Village of Hamilton has been approved to receive $1M in congressional funding for our Route 12B water infrastructure improvement project. We are so grateful for the support of our political leaders and their understanding of local issues.

When the DOT refurbishes our 12B corridor, the Village anticipates replacing water and sewer pipes that are 100 years old. This is an immense project and this grant will  help lessen the burden on our taxpayers.