The code of the Town of LaGrange Law Chapter 83-7 “Building Permits” requires that any work which shall require conforming to the Uniform Code and/or the Energy Code of New York State shall not commence with the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, removal, improvement, demolition, conversion or change in the nature of the occupancy of any building or structure or cause the occupancy of any building or structure without a resident obtaining a separate building permit from the Office of Building Inspector for each such building or structure.

Workers compensation insurance is required for all building permits with exceptions as provided by the NYS Worker’s Compensation Board. Accord forms are not an acceptable proof of Workers  compensation insurance. Workers compensation insurance forms can only be obtained by the persons insurance carrier.  

Click on the name below to download the permit package in PDF Format

Fees: Please contact the Building & Zoning Department for all Current Permit Fees at 845-452-1830

Residential: (Please note that if you ARE NOT the Owner when applying for a permit, you MUST FILE the Owner’s Endorsement Form.)

Commercial: (Please note that if you ARE NOT the Owner when applying for a permit, you MUST FILE the Owner’s Endorsement Form.)

The following permits may be necessary to obtain a building permit for new construction, specifically new single family residences and new commercial buildings and structures. For your convenience, these permits are provided below.

Please be advised that these permits are regulated by other agencies within the Town of LaGrange.

Secretary to the Administrator of Planning and Public Works, Wanda Livigni, is Dwayne Hicks, and may be reached at 845-452-8562 Email:

Work shall remain accessible and exposed until inspected and accepted by the Building Inspector or by an inspector authorized by the Building Inspector. The permit holder shall notify the Building Inspector when any element of work under §83-8B is ready for inspection.


The following elements of the construction process shall be inspected, where applicable:

  • Work site prior to the issuance of a building permit (commercial)
  • Footing and foundation
  • Preparation for concrete slab
  • Framing
  • Building systems, including plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, electric, underground and rough-in
  • Fire resistant construction (commercial)
  • Fire resistant penetrations (commercial)
  • Solid-fuel-burning heating appliances, chimneys, flues or gas vents
  • Energy Code compliance (commercial)
  • Electrical Inspection by third party inspectors recognized by the Town of LaGrange
  • A final inspection after all work authorized by the building permit has been completed

A certificate of occupancy shall be required for any work which is the subject of a building permit which is for structures or portions thereof to be occupied by persons and for all structures, buildings or portions thereof which are converted from one use or occupancy classification or sub-classification to another. Permission to use or occupy a building or structure, or portion thereof, for which a building permit was previously issued shall be granted only by issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

Certificates of compliance shall be required for all work which is subject to a building permit but which is not for structures or portions thereof to be occupied by persons such as for mechanical installations and the construction of sheds.

The following is a list of specific forms for certificates of occupancy and compliance:

  • Certificate of occupancy (new residence only)
  • Certificate of compliance (commercial)

The building office keeps and maintains the property and building records for all parcels of land located within the Town of LaGrange.


Municipal Record Search- contact Joanna Jackson at 845-452-1830 ext 122.

Below is the form to request a municipal record search:

Municipal record searches (.pdf)

Property records may contain any or all of the following information and documents:

  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Building permits
  • Construction plans and specifications
  • Correspondence regarding the property
  • Property surveys
  • Health Department information
  • Driveway permits
  • Violations
  • Water and Sewer permits
  • Special Use permits
  • Use permits
  • Sign permits
  • Zoning variances
  • Flood zone information

The Building, Zoning & Fire Prevention Department is responsible for the oversite of Building Construction & Development in the Town of LaGrange to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local Codes regulating land use as set forth by the Town Board. Because the process of working with the Building, Zoning, and Fire Prevention Department can be complex, please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to assist you.

Office of the Building Inspector

The Building Code is intended to provide minimum requirements to safeguard public safety, health and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.

Secretary to the Building Inspector, Savona Roberts, may be reached at 845-452-1830 ext 114

Building Inspector, Ken McLaughlin

Take Notice:

  • Building inspections cannot be scheduled on-line
  • Applications will not be accepted on-line
  • Original documents cannot be transmitted on-line

Kenneth McLaughin