Rensselaer County Building Permits (New York)

Search for Rensselaer County, NY building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in Rensselaer County, NY create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Rensselaer County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Rensselaer County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Rensselaer County building permit. Rensselaer County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Rensselaer County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Green Island Building Department Troy NY 69 Hudson Avenue 12183 518-629-0368

North Greenbush Building Department Wynantskill NY 2 Douglas Street 12198 518-283-2714

Rensselaer City Zoning Rensselaer NY 62 Washington Street 12144 518-462-5489

Rensselaer County Planning Department Troy NY 1600 7th Avenue 12180 518-270-2760

Rensselaer Planning Department Rensselaer NY 62 Washington Street 12144 518-465-1693

Sand Lake Zoning Averill Park NY 8428 Miller Hill Road 12018 518-674-2200

Schodack Planning and Zoning Department Castleton-on-Hudson NY 265 Schuurman Road 12033 518-477-7938

Stephentown Building Department Stephentown NY 26 Grange Road 12168 518-733-6233

Troy Planning Department Troy NY 1 Monument Square 12180 518-270-4618


Town and City Halls in Rensselaer County, NY provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These Rensselaer County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in Rensselaer County, New York. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid Rensselaer County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Berlin Town Hall Berlin NY 65 South Main Street 12022 518-658-2020

Nassau Town Hall Nassau NY 29 Church Street 12123 518-766-2343

North Greenbush Town Hall Wynantskill NY 2 Douglas Street 12198 518-283-4306

Petersburg Town Hall Petersburg NY 65 Main Street 12138 518-658-3777

Pittstown Town Hall Valley Falls NY 123 Tomhannock Road 12185 518-753-4222

Rensselaer City Hall Rensselaer NY 62 Washington Street 12144 518-462-4266

Schaghticoke Town Hall Melrose NY 290 Northline Drive 12121 518-753-6915

Schodack Town Hall Castleton-on-Hudson NY 265 Schuurman Road 12033 518-477-7590

Troy City Hall Troy NY 433 River Street 12180 518-279-7134


Building Inspectors in Rensselaer County, NY ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, Rensselaer County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, Rensselaer County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that a Rensselaer County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the Rensselaer County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show Rensselaer County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

East Greenbush Town Building Inspector Rensselaer NY 225 Columbia Turnpike 12144 518-477-6225


Code Enforcement Offices in Rensselaer County, NY are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, Rensselaer County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for Rensselaer County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue Rensselaer County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid Rensselaer County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Stephentown Code Enforcement Stephentown NY 26 Grange Road 12168 518-733-6233

Troy City Code Enforcement Troy NY 2 1st Street 12180 518-270-4584

Troy Code Enforcement Troy NY 433 River Street 12180 518-279-7180