When are stamped plans and construction specifications required?

New York State Education Law requires stamped plans and specifications from a New York State licensed architect or Professional Engineer for the construction of any commercial work; for the construction of new residential dwellings exceeding 1500 square feet in an area not including:

  • Carports
  • Cellars
  • Garages
  • Porches
  • Uninhabitable Basements or Attics

In instances where stamped plans are not required, some type of detailed plans or specifications is required. For more information regarding this, please contact the Building Department at 845-485-3655.

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1. What is a permit?
2. Why are permits issued?
3. What is the purpose of the Building and Fire Codes?
4. Who has permit authority?
5. When is a permit required?
6. What work can be done without a permit?
7. How much do permits cost?
8. When are stamped plans and construction specifications required?
9. How many copies of the plans and specifications are required when applying for a building permit?
10. How long do I have to obtain a permit?
11. Do I need any other approval from other departments or agencies prior to issuance of my permit?
12. What happens if I start work without first obtaining a permit?
13. What if I have additional questions concerning building permits or code regulations?