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 hours and how to contact us. 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

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.


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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