Building Departments

277 Old Nyack Turnpike

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Phone:  845-425-8283

Fax:      845-425-7199

Alfred Fusco III , Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer

Dan Dodd, Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer

Joe Smith Jr., Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer

Ashley Gettel, Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer 

Kim Weppler, Fire 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 downloadable forms

 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 PermitCode Enforcement Compalint
Final Plot Plan ChecklistBurn Permit


  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.

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