Buildings


Daniel P. Jones, PMP
Commissioner

The Mount Vernon Department of Buildings is the watchdog of the city’s existing housing stock; monitoring new building conditions and new building construction activity as well as overseeing the maintenance of older multi-family structures.

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The functions of the department are many and varied, from enforcement of state and local building codes, housing standards and ordinances, to the review of applications for permits of new buildings, repairs, alterations, signs, and rooming houses, in addition to electrical and plumbing work. Administrative and clerical duties cover the issuance of certificates of occupancy and certificates of compliance, vacant apartment inspections, collection of elevator fees, issuing reciprocal electrical licenses, as well as the responsibility of Architectural Review Board administration and conducting searches of department records as requested by the public.

The Mount Vernon Department of Buildings has a cohesive, committed, tolerant and professional workforce that resolves a host of problems associated with housing, maintaining construction standards and quality of life issues of citizens.

 

Recent News


Fire Department Offering Safety Tips for the Holidays

Residents of Mount Vernon will feel safer at home after they read and implement the tips provided by the Fire Department on home and holiday safety. Even if you’ve never had problems before, its always best to be aware of the dangers. Safety First, the Fire Department’s newest campaign to promote fire safety awareness in the community, kicks […]

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Legal Notice – Public Hearing and Public Comment on DGEIS for proposed RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone

LEGAL NOTICE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON Notice of Public Hearing and public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the proposed RMF_SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. PURPOSE: To receive comments concerning environmental topics related to the creation of a proposed multi-family senior citizen floating […]

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DGEIS on Senior Floating Overlay Zone available for public review

On September 25, 2013, the City Council accepted the attached Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) as complete for the purpose of continuing the environmental review of the proposal to create a new RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the DGEIS on Wednesday, October […]

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Hurricane Sandy Help Still Available – 1//9/2013

Project Hope is currently in Mount Vernon offering free crisis counseling to individuals, families, community groups, businesses amd service orgnizations still suffering from the destruction Hurricane Sandy left along the east coast. Property owners and individuals needing help due to property damage, food loss and lost wages may be eligible for financial help. Time is winding […]

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City Council Meetings on Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate Cancelled – 12/27/2012

Please be advised that City Council meetings concerning Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate scheduled for Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday December 28, 2012 AT 7:00 p.m. have been CANCELLED.

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Permit Info | Documents & Forms


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Building Permit

Checklist for Building Permit

Building Permit Application Form

Items to Submit for a Building Permit Form

Construction Documents Requirements Form

Demolition Permit

Demolition Permit Application Form

Electrical Permit

 

Electrical Permit Application Form

 

Equipment Permit

Equipment Permit Application Form

 

Sign Permit

Sign Permit Application

 

Plumbing Permit

Available in person

 

Reapportionment and Subdivision Application

Reapportionment and Subdivision Application

 

Contractor’s Information Form

Contractor Information Form Instructions

Contractors Information Form

 

Amendment Application

Amendment Application

 

Fuel Oil Burner Inspection for Installation

Application for Inspection of Fuel Oil Burner Installation

 

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy Application Form

 

Certificate of Tenancy

Certificate of Tenancy Application Form

 

 

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Fire Department Offering Safety Tips for the Holidays

Residents of Mount Vernon will feel safer at home after they read and implement the tips provided by the Fire Department on home and holiday safety. Even if you’ve never had problems before, its always best to be aware of the dangers. Safety First, the Fire Department’s newest campaign to promote fire safety awareness in the community, kicks […]

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Legal Notice – Public Hearing and Public Comment on DGEIS for proposed RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone

LEGAL NOTICE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON Notice of Public Hearing and public comment period on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the proposed RMF_SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. PURPOSE: To receive comments concerning environmental topics related to the creation of a proposed multi-family senior citizen floating […]

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DGEIS on Senior Floating Overlay Zone available for public review

On September 25, 2013, the City Council accepted the attached Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) as complete for the purpose of continuing the environmental review of the proposal to create a new RMF-SC Multi-Family Senior Citizen Housing Floating Overlay Zone. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the DGEIS on Wednesday, October […]

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Hurricane Sandy Help Still Available – 1//9/2013

Project Hope is currently in Mount Vernon offering free crisis counseling to individuals, families, community groups, businesses amd service orgnizations still suffering from the destruction Hurricane Sandy left along the east coast. Property owners and individuals needing help due to property damage, food loss and lost wages may be eligible for financial help. Time is winding […]

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City Council Meetings on Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate Cancelled – 12/27/2012

Please be advised that City Council meetings concerning Adopting 2013 Annual Estimate scheduled for Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday December 28, 2012 AT 7:00 p.m. have been CANCELLED.

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