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  • Ramapo Police advises

    residents to keep their car

    doors locked at all times.

    Public Safety
  • All recyclables will be

    picked up every Wednesday.

  • Plastic Shopping Bags are not recyclable 

    Commingled or Paper Items put out in 

    Plastic Bags will not be picked up.

  • There will be no "Sundays with

    the Mayor" for June, July & August.

    See everyone in September at the 


  • Annual Village Picnic

    Sunday, Sept 8, 2019

    12:00-5:00 PM

    Rain or Shine

  • Cardboard Boxes should be

    flat and bundled and 

    put out for collection on 


  • Village Hall will be closed

    Monday, September 2, 2019

    for Labor Day.


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The Village of Chestnut Ridge

277 Old Nyack Turnpike
Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977

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Village of Chestnut Ridge

Building Department




277 Old Nyack Turnpike

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Phone:  845-425-8283

Fax:      845-425-7199

Russell Gliniecki, Building Inspector

Kim Weppler, Fire Inspector

Thomas O'Donnell, Code Inspector


The Building Department reviews and issues building permits.  The Building Department works with new homeowners and long-time residents interested in building a new home, or making alterations to an existing one, as well as people wishing to do commercial construction and alterations, including change in occupancy. Our staff will work with you to help make the building permit and certificate of occupancy (C.O.) process as simple as possible.  Prior to submitting a building permit, please call the Building Department to schedule an appointment.


Building permits and certificates of occupancy are your assurance and ours that your home and the buildings and stores in the Village of Chestnut Ridge meet the building codes for structural soundness and fire safety.

Please see the Documents page for all 


 Building Department Forms  Building Department Documents
Building Permit Application  Clearing, Filling & Excavation Law
Application for a Certificate of Use  Construction Standards
Homeowner's Waiver Affidavit  Affidavit of Ownership
Construction Standards  Homeowner Waiver Affidavit

Sign Permit

Code Enforcement Compalint
Final Plot Plan Checklist  



  1. Footing Form: when excavation is complete and forms are in place (prior to concrete).
  2. Foundation: prior to backfill, check for type of foundation, footing drains and waterproofing.
  3. Plumbing Under Slab: prior to pour, usually combined with gravel under slab.
  4. Gravel Under Slab: all vapor barriers, wire and insulation in place.
  5. Framing: electrical inspection for rough in must be complete prior to this inspection.
  6. Plumbing Rough: can be combined with framing, head and air tests in place.
  7. Mechanical Rough: can be combined with framing and plumbing
  8. Insulation: all fire stopping must be installed.
  9. Footing Drain Outlet
  10. Grading
  11. Final: final electrical inspection must be completed prior to scheduling.

In addition all commercial buildings must have inspections by Village Engineer for site plan compliance and erosion control and Fire Safety Inspections prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Use.