Contact Information
  Building Inspector
Gary Vinson
Email
Assistant Building Inspector
Chief Fire Inspector
   Stephen R. Giacco

Assistant to Building Inspector
Diane Hines

P: (845) 534-9429
F: (845) 534-2178

Address
Building Department
183 Main Street
Cornwall, NY 12518

Hours
Monday - Friday 
8:30am - 4:30pm
The Building Department administers and enforces the New York State Building Code, the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Cornwall, and the code of the Town of Cornwall.

The Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits, conducting construction inspections, and investigating complaints.
  • Triplicate permit applications available at Building Department
  • Field inspections are conducted between the hours of 9am - 12pm
  • Bonafide complaints must be signed and submitted in writing.
The Building Department is responsible for conducting annual fire safety inspections of all non-residential and commercial properties within the Town.
  • Fire Inspections are conducted between the hours of of 9am - 12pm

Building Department Forms and Downloads
Approved Electrical Inspectors
Zoning Map
Zoning Regulations

Planning Board
Chairman Neil Novesky
Reviews and approves all requests for subdivisions, site plan, and special permits. Applications are available at the buildings department after attending a planning board technical work session.

Planning Board 2017 Meeting Dates
Work Session Start 1:30PM Submission Deadline 12:PM Meeting Start 7:00 PM
December 14, 2017 December 20, 2017 January 2, 2018 (TUESDAY)
January 18, 2018 January 24, 2018 February 5, 2018
February 15, 2018 February 21, 2018 March 5, 2018
March 15, 2018 March 21, 2018 April 2, 2018
April 19, 2018 April 25, 2018 May 7, 2018
May 17, 2018 May 23, 2018 June 4, 2018
June 14, 2018 June 20, 2018 July 2, 2018
July 19, 2018 July 25, 2018 August 6, 2018
August 16, 2018 August 22, 2018 September 4, 2018 (TUESDAY)
September 13, 2018 September 19, 2018 October 1, 2018
October 18, 2018 October 24, 2018 November 5, 2018
November 15, 2018 November 21, 2018 December 3, 2018
December 13, 2018 December 19, 2018 January 7, 2019


Zoning Board of Appeals

Chairwoman Lenora Ramson
Reviews all requests for waivers to the Town Zoning Ordinance.  Applications available at building department upon permit denial by the building inspector for non zoning compliance. 

Zoning Board of Appeals 2017 Meeting Dates
11 AM Deadline Local Application By 12PM Mailing Deadline Meeting 7PM
December 29, 2017 January 3, 2018 January 5, 2018 Jan. 16, 2018 Tuesday
February 5, 2018 February 7, 2018 February 9, 2018 Feb. 20, 2018 Tuesday
March 5, 2018 March 7, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 19, 2018
April 2, 2018 April 4, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 16, 2018
May 7, 2018 May 9, 2018 May 11, 2018 May 21, 2018
June 4, 2018 June 6, 2018 June 8, 2018 June 18, 2018
July 2, 2018 July 3, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 16, 2018
August 6, 2018 August 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 20, 2018
August 31, 2018 September 5, 2018 September 7, 2018 September 17, 2018
October 1, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 15, 2018
November 5, 2018 November 7, 2018 November 9, 2018 November 19, 2018
December 3, 2018 December 5, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 17, 2018