Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need a permit for?   ( All applications are available on this website )
     Any work being done on a building or an accessory building needs a permit. 
    Building Permit:
    Interior renovations ( removal or adding of walls, new sheet rock)
    Additions or Alterations to any existing structures
    Demolition of any structure
    Plumbing Permit :                                                 Mechanical Permits:  Generators
    Any new fixtures                                                                                          Hot water heaters / boilers
    Direct replacement of pipes or fixtures                                                        Air Conditioners systems
    Repairs to existing plumbing                                                                        Gas piping
    Drywell or Septic system                                                                              Pool heaters
    Fire sprinklers                                                                                               Gas meter
    Etc.                                                                                                                Etc.
    Fences / Real Estate Signs / Street & Sidewalk Openings / Tents / Tag & Garage Sales
  2. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
    a. An application must first be reviewed for zoning (depending on the scope of work)
    b. Once the zoning review is finished and if no variance is required, a structural review is then performed.
               * If the application does not conform to Village Zoning Code, 1 of 2 options can occur, #1 is modify the application to conform to the zoning regulations or #2 request a variance from the Village Board of Zoning Appeals.
    c. Lastly, all fees must be paid prior to issuance of permit. 
  3. What are the zoning regulations? 
    The Village is comprised of 11 different Zoning Districts, each of which has different regulations to both land use and yard regulations. Building and Surface coverage are based on Lot size.                                                     
               ** (In order to find out the exact zoning coverage for a particular lot, an application for plan review must be submitted to the building dept.) **