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Please be advised that Permit Fees have increased for 2024 
The Town Code is in the process of being updated with these new fees.  Please see the link below for a complete list of all permit fees including 2023 and 2024 rates. 
Documents:
pdf 2024 Permit Fees (42 KB)


Building permit applications must be submitted through the Citizenserve Portal.

Please use this ink for instructions on how to use the Citizenserve Portal: 

  • pdf Citizenserve Instructions (3.96 MB)
  • For Citizenserve technical issues or help navigating portal, please contact their Support Center at 1-800-325-9818; a member of their support team will be able to assist you. If you receive a voicemail, all staff are busy; please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.

Building Permit & Application Information

FOR ALL PERMITS WHICH REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY: 

It is the responsibility of the applicant that the Building Department receive written approval from the following individuals, agencies, and/or departments prior to occupancy of structure.

  1. Final electrical inspection by an authorized inspection agency.
  2. Final inspection letter submitted to the Building Department prior to backfilling of "special" septic systems.
  3. Surveyed as-built plot plan submitted to the Building Department.
  4. Final inspection by the Fire Code Enforcement Officer of fireplaces, woodstoves, furnaces, water heaters, or other heat-producing equipment.
  5. Final inspection by the Building Department when building is completed.

The Building Department will issue a Certificate of Occupancy to an applicant when all the above items have been completed.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO OCCUPY ANY BUILDING WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (IN VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF CLIFTON PARK ZONING REGULATIONS SECTION 208-108).

Under normal circumstances, your Certificate of Occupancy document will be prepared within forty-eight (48) hours after completion of all of the above. 

Please be advised that inspections must also be called for at the following intervals:

  1. Footings before pour.
  2. Foundation after waterproofing, but before backfill.
  3. Sewer/septic and water installation (before backfill).
  4. Rough frame including plumbing, wiring, and heating, but without insulation.
  5. Insulation before sheetrock.
  6. Fireplace inspections as required by Fire Code Enforcement Officer.
  7. Furnace, water heater, or other heat-producing equipment.
  8. Final inspection.

A TWENTY-FOUR HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE ALL INSPECTIONS. 


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Created: January 18, 2017
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Created: January 16, 2017
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Building Permits

Created: January 5, 2017
FOR ALL PERMITS WHICH REQUIRE THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY: It is the responsibility of the applicant that the Building Department receive written approval from the following individuals, agencies, and/or departments prior to occupa...
Wade Schoenborn
Director of Building & Development
(518) 371-6702
(518) 383-2668
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Location

1 Town Hall Plaza
Clifton Park, NY 12065


Samuel C. Chase
Code Enforcement Officer

John DeSimone
Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention

Ryan Boni
Building Inspector

James Coulombe
Building Inspector

Bruce Spiegel
Building Inspector

Tim Brousseau
Building Inspector

Cristi Shuhart
Principal Typist

Dolores Mabb
Principal Typist