Occasionally new residents initiate changes or construction without first obtaining permits. Many of the changes you may be considering will require an application, review of the planned action, and issuance of a building permit or approval. Failure to obtain proper permits or approvals will result in delays, stop work orders, fines and added costs. You must demonstrate that the action will comply with applicable zoning ordinances. The Deputy Clerk at Village Hall should be contacted (549-8893). The Deputy Clerk will inform you of the proper procedures and provide guidance in preparing the applications for review/approval by the Building Inspector, Building Engineer and Planning Board.
|Planned Action||Requires Permit||Comments|
|New addition to house||Yes||Site Plan, Building and Tree Cutting Plans needed – Planning Board Approval|
|Add barn, shed, garage, cabana, or other accessory structure||Yes||Site Plan, Building and Tree Cutting Plans needed – Planning Board Approval|
|Clearing or construction in slope areas||Yes
|Zoning ordinances generally do not permit disturbance of steep or very
steep slope areas. Special Use Permit required.
|Interior changes (structural or electrical)||Yes||Application Form – Approved by Building Inspector|
|Replace roof (no structural changes)||No|
|Replace or add outside siding (vinyl, wood, etc.)||No|
|Install swimming pool or tennis court||Yes||Site Plan, Tree Cutting Plan, Landscape Screening Plan, and location
and details of fencing – Planning Board Approval
|Construct pond||Yes||Site Plan, Tree Cutting Plan and Grading Plan – Planning Board Approval|
|Cut or trim trees||Possibly||Depends on tree size, type and location. Call Village Hall for
free consultation with Tree Warden. Contractors must be licensed by Village.
|Re-grade or fill property||Yes||Site Plan with existing and final topography and stormwater drainage – Planning Board Approval|
|Construct retaining wall or bulkhead||Yes||Site Plan and details of wall construction|
|Install fence||Yes||Site Plan and details of fencing construction|
|Construct dock||Yes||Different requirements for Lloyd Harbor, Long Island Sound, and Cold Spring Harbor – Planning Board Approval|
The Village has a consulting arborist who is responsible for review of all plans for subdivisions and construction involving the alteration of a significant number of trees, including vista cutting plans. This is an important proactive step toward preservation of the beautiful, mature trees in our Village which are such an integral part of our rustic ambiance, and so critical to preservation of our privacy. All plans for new construction or subdivisions involving significant tree removal will require, as part of the permitting process, review by the consulting arborist.
- Avoid potential problems by calling Village Hall (549-8893) to discuss your desired plans and learn what the Village requirements are.
- It is important that you obtain all approvals before starting construction or making changes. Otherwise, the Building Inspector is required to issue a “Stop Work Order” and you will then have to apply to the Planning Board. You may be subject to issuance of an “Appearance Ticket” to Village Court and be subject to a fine.
- Our staff wants to assist you in accomplishing your desired changes while being in conformance with the Village Zoning Ordinances. Work With Them – Call 549-8893