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Permit Fees

When this office inspects your project, it protects you and your contractor by ensuring that your project is completed properly and safely.

Building Permits may be renewed for the same cost as original if renewed before the expiration date. There is a three year limit on renewing permits.

Working without a Building Permit is a fineable offense of $250.00, plus double the cost of the building permit(s).

Some building projects may require a variance to existing land use regulations or the local zoning ordinance. If so, the property owner would be informed of the requirement for a formal review by the Planning Board and/or the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Projects that require a Building Permit but have no fee:

Docks may not be placed closer than 15 feet apart from each other. The Town is not responsible for priority of use along joint community access and reserves the right to deny an application if there are more permit requests than available land.

Basic Permit Fees of $50.00 include but are not limited to:

Chimney (If a new appliance is connected to existing chimney it must be lined)

Demolition Permit (Valid for Six Months)

(Prior to a Demolition Project, contact the Code Enforcement Officer to ascertain if an Environmental Survey is needed.)

Fences (Require a plot plan and/or a property survey)

Holding Tank

Retaining Wall (Adirondack Park Agency and/or Department of Environmental Conservation approval may be required.)

Roof Permit

Sanitation Permits

Shed Permit

Solar System Installation

Manufactures specifications and a third party electrical inspection are required.

Certificate of Occupancy (C of C) for existing structures and structures with outdated Inspections: $100.00

New foundation or replacement foundation for existing structure: $100.00

Modular & Manufactured Homes:

Manufactured Homes: Contact the Code Enforcement Officer for an application and information regarding the placement of a manufactured home within the Town of Caroga. Removal of any existing manufactured home, changes of ownership, or rental of a manufactured home must be recorded with the Town Clerk.

New Home & Garage Construction (For the first 1,500 square feet): $250.00

For each additional 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof: $175.00

Additions to Homes: $200.00

Residential Buildings (Hotels/Apartments) (Each 1,500 square feet): $250.00

Signage Permit: $100.00

Total Renovation Permit (Up to 500 square feet): $100.00

Junk and Inoperable Vehicles: No individual junk or inoperable motorized vehicles may be located on any parcel that is visible from public roads, trails, boat, or canoe water ways. Junk & Debris. Local Law #2-2005 & Subchapter 7 part 1242.10 of the NYS Fire Prevention & Building Codes.

List of Fees

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