The Building Dept & Bureau of Fire Prevention is open to the public, our counter hours are 9am - 4pm.
Appointments are required for approved FOIL's
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Welcome to the Building Department page for the Town/Village of Harrison. We know construction can be a very overwhelming process, and our staff is here to guide you through the requirements of the Building Code of the State of New York as well as the Zoning Ordinance and Local Codes.
As per Town Board Resolution 09-606, all complaints must be in writing, signed, dated and with the person's phone number. This information is kept confidential. Anonymous complaints are not investigated. Please fill out our Complaint Form. If you have no heat, you must let us in to verify temperature of dwelling. Complaints may be mailed, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 835-7491
Proper license and/or insurance is required for all permits.
Please be advised that all new construction involving land disturbance requires approval from the Town Engineer.
The Building Inspector is responsible for inspecting and approving all construction within the Town, to insure that such construction meets the Town standards and codes. Building permits are issued for all new commercial and residential buildings in Harrison, as well as any additions, alterations, accessory structures or facilities. Plans and specifications are reviewed for compliance with construction codes and the Zoning Ordinance. The Building Inspector is responsible for issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
Most residential construction requires approval from the Architectural Board of Review. Building permits and applications for sheds, decks, pools, interior alterations are also reviewed, with permits issued and approved by the Building Inspector. New commercial construction and site division requires site plan approval from the Planning Board and Architectural Review Board.
In addition, permits are required for fences, driveways, tree removals, signs, awnings, plumbing and electrical work, blasting, temporary structures, special outdoor events, excavation and regrading, fill and trucking, demolition and ADA compliance. Signage and awnings require the review and approval of the Architectural Review Board.
The department is also responsible for contractors' insurance and blasting bonds and to follow-up on bona-fide complaints regarding the Zoning Ordinance and State and Local Codes.
***IMPORTANT NOTICE***The Building Department reserves the right to require a final as-built survey on the following permit types: New Construction; additions; new accessory structures including sheds, decks, pools and sports courts; fences, walls; and new and altered driveways. STANDARD SIZE for survey is 36 x 48in.
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Paul Senitta, Assistant Building Inspector