Building Department

Please Note: The Planning and Zoning Department is combined with the Building Department.

Welcome to the Building Department Page! To the left of this introduction, you will find links to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). To the right, you will find our regular hours and how to contact us. Please be sure to check the Town Calendar and Facebook Page to see if there are any closures or delays! Below, you will find information regarding home improvements, pool season, the State Burn Ban, premises identification, and documents and information related to the Building Department,

including but not limited to

: Permit Applications, Complaint Forms, and Municipal Search requirements. Should you ever have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Town Code Book

A useful tool to have access to is the Town Code Book! It's accessible via the Department tab located at the very top of the website, the Board & Committee tab at the very top of the website, to the left of this paragraph, and as a widget on the main page! You could also use the link below!

Code Book- eCode360


Our office is located on the Main floor just beyond the Town Clerk's Office. Please come up to the window and we will gladly assist you!

Home Improvements

 If you are thinking about doing ANYTHING to your home  inside or out – It would be well advised to make a phone call to or stop by the Building Department. This should be one of your first priorities. After all, permits are required to ensure your safety by being in compliance with Building Codes. 

Pool Season

 Please remember pools are potential death traps- especially for little kids. Any pool that is 24 inches or more in depth (which includes but is not limited to: residential in-ground pools, above ground pools, inflatable pools, hot tubs, spas, and even fixed wading pools) requires a Building Permit and must comply with the New York Building and Town of Mamakating Codes.

Burn Ban Information

For Immediate Release from Sullivan County Bureau of Fire:

March 16, 2023

 Burn Ban Now in Effect Statewide

 Monticello, NY – With the New York State Burn Ban starting today and running through May 14, Sullivan County Fire Coordinator John Hauschild is emphasizing the fact that open burning isn’t just illegal – it’s incredibly dangerous.

 “The snow cover remains, but vegetation is still dry and easily set aflame by sparks and ash,” he explained. “I’m urging everyone to avoid open burning and the consequences that can come with it: callouts of local fire departments, damage to plants and properties, and injuries – even death.”

 According to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), open burning of debris is the single-largest cause of spring wildfires in the State. For details on the burn ban, visit the DEC’s website at


This was just some of the damage caused by a brush fire in Westbrookville a couple years ago, and local fire departments are bracing for numerous callouts, should residents not heed the current Statewide burn ban.


Premises Identification

Please remember your approved address number (Your 911 number) must be placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with the background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke width of .5 inch. Traffic coming from either direction must be able to see your numbers. Please see the photos below for more verbiage and a photo example. 

911 Address proper posting

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