Contact Information
  Building Inspector
Gary Vinson
Email
Assistant Building Inspector
Kimberly DeSocio

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 "by appointment only".

Planning Board 2020 Meeting Dates
Work Session Start 1:30PM Submission Deadline 12:PM Meeting Start 7:00 PM
December 12, 2019 December 18, 2019 January 6, 2020
January 16, 2020 January 22, 2020 February 3, 2020
February 13, 2020 February 19, 2020 March 6, 2020
March 19, 2020 March 25, 2020 April 6, 2020
April 16, 2020 April 22, 2020 May 4, 2020
May 14, 2020 May 20, 2020 June 1, 2020
June 18, 2020 June 24, 2020 July 6, 2020
July 16, 2020 July 22, 2020 August 3, 2020
August 20, 2020 August 26, 2020 September 8, 2020 (TUESDAY)
September 17, 2020 September 23, 2020 October 5, 2020
October 15, 2020 October 21, 2020 November 2, 2020
November 12, 2020 November 18, 2020 December 7, 2020
December 10, 2020 December 16, 2020 January 4, 2020


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 2020 Meeting Dates
11 AM Deadline Local Application By 12PM Mailing Deadline Meeting 7PM
January 6, 2020 January 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 Jan. 21, 2020 Tuesday
February 3, 2020 February 5, 2020 February 7, 2020 Feb. 18, 2020 Tuesday
March 2, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 6, 2020 March 16, 2020
April 6, 2020 April 8, 2020 April 10, 2020 April 20, 2020
May 4, 2020 May 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 18, 2020
June 1, 2020 June 3, 2020 June 5, 2020 June 15, 2020
July 6, 2020 July 8, 2020 July 10, 2020 July 20, 2020
August 3, 2020 August 5, 2020 August 7, 2020 August 17, 2020
September 4, 2020 September 9, 2020 September 11, 2020 September 21, 2020
October 5, 2020 October 7, 2020 October 9, 2020 October 19, 2020
November 2, 2020 November 4, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 16, 2020
December 7, 2020 December 9, 2020 December 11, 2020 December 21, 2020