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Richmondville Town Zoning Officer Building Procedures

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Town of Richmondville Building Procedures

The following steps should be followed by those wishing to build in the town of Richmondville.

    Steps:
  1. Call Zoning Officer to obtain building packet. The packet will contain a Zoning Application, Building Permit Application, Construction Specifications, Application for Construction, Application for C\O and Workers' Comp. Form. When forms are filled out, call to meet with the Zoning Officer.

  2. The Zoning Officer approves or denies zoning requests according to local laws. If denied you have the right to appeal by meeting with the Zoning Board of Appeals. If appeal is granted, go to step 3. If you live in the Planned Development District (PDD - all of Rt. 7), a zoning permit will automatically be denied, which you can then take your denial form and meet with the Planning Board for approval. When you have written approval, by either board, you may proceed to step 3.

  3. The Building Inspector issues the Building Permit and assesses the fees. The Building Inspector will inform you of the necessary inspection requirements.

  4. Building permits are valid for 1 year. It is the applicant's responsibility to call for FINAL INSPECTION AND\OR A RENEWAL.

  5. Upon completion of the building project a Certificate of Occupancy form must be filed with the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector issues Certificate of Occupancy after Final Inspection is completed.