Building & Planning Department

Contact Us

Office Phone:  (518) 523-9518
Office Fax:  (518) 523-9277

Office Hours: 

  • Monday-Friday 
  • 9am - 12pm
  • 1pm - 5pm  

Michael Orticelle, Code Enforcement Official
DBSC Training ID# CE1001067
E-mail:  morticelle@northelba.org

Darci LaFave, Code Enforcement Official
DBSC Training ID# CE1001468
E-mail:  dlafave@northelba.org

Terrence Tubridy, Codes and Planning Coordinator
E-mail:  ttubridy@northelba.org

Britt E. Waite, Building and Planning Clerk
E-mail: bwaite@northelba.org

 

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Important Information

Building Department


The Town of North Elba Building Department has many functions which include the receipt and review of applications for building and electrical permits; review of related plans; issuance of permits; and conduct of related field inspections.  The inspections ensure that the work being performed is in compliance with the current building codes and Town regulations. 

The Building Department provides the issuance of the following permits per New York State Building Code:

  1. Building Permits - issued for the construction of new residential construction, new commercial construction, additions, alterations, renovations, sheds, decks, pools, roofing, siding, garages, fences, satellite dishes, etc.
  2. Electrical Permits - issued for the installation of wiring systems in new buildings, new additions, electric heat, service changes/upgrades, etc.
  3. New Electrical - service changes/upgrades, etc.
  4. Certificates of Occupancy - issued upon completion of new construction and major renovations.
  5. Certificate of Compliance for Equipment

Building Department Forms & Information

Building Permit Application                                           New York State Workers' Comp & Disability Insurance Requirements

Demolition Permit Application                                       NYS Department of State--Division of Code Enforcement

Tent Permit Application (Weddings, Events, Etc.)            Part 1201 Uniform Code: Procedure for Certain Classes of Buildings

Septic System Permit Application (For new systems and/or repairs)

Electrical Service Sign-Off (Request for Service)        

Building Permit Fees (Effective February 1, 2014) (For new single & two family dwellings/new commercial construction)

Other Permit Fees (repairs, alterations, additions, etc.)   

Required Inspections Checklist                                     Required Submittal Documents (Per 2020 NYS Building Code)

Truss Type Construction Form   

FOIL                                                                                                                                                                   

Codes & Zoning Services

The Planning Department includes the Review Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Terry Tubridy, as Codes and Planning coordinator, acts as a liason between the Applicant and the Review Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Review Board

Meetings:

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month

  • 5:30 P.M. (1st Floor Meeting Room)

The administrative body charged with responsibility for reviewing, approving, conditioning, or denying applications for a specific type of land use such as conditional use permit, or site plan or subdivision approval.

The Review Board is responsible for reviewing and approving a wide range of development activites under the terms of the Town/Village Land Use Code.

Interested persons should contact the Building and Planning Department at 518-523-9518 or by email at coordinator@northelba.org                          

Zoning Board of Appeals

Meetings:

  • Last Monday of each month

  • 5:30 P.M. (1st Floor Meeting Room) 

Under state statutes, a zoning board of appeals must be formed when a local legislature adopts its zoning law. The essential function of the zoning board of appeals is to grant variances. In this capacity it protects landowners from the unfair application of the laws in particular circumstances. The zoning board of appeals also hears appeals from the decisions of the zoning enforcement officer or building inspector when interpretations of the zoning ordinance are involved.

*AGENDAS CAN BE FOUND ON BOARD PAGES, AS WELL AS FACEBOOK AND TWITTER*

www.twitter.com/OfficerCode

www.facebook.com/Town-of-North-Elba

Review Board & Zoning Board of Appeals Forms & Information

Review Board Application (Cover sheet)

Review Board Application (Signage)

Review Board Application (Minor Subdivision)

Review Board Application (Boundary Line Adjustment)

Checklist for Conditional Use

Checklist for Architectural Review/Overlays  

Stormwater Management Ordinance 

Stormwater Management--Guide for Minor Projects

SEQR Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) - https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6191.html

 

ZBA Application (cover sheet)

ZBA Application (Area Variance)

ZBA Application (Use Variance)

ZBA Application (Interpretation Appeal)

 

Height Measurement Example (Land Use Code)

Adirondack Park Agency--Shoreline Restrictions