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


DEMOLITION OF UNSAFE BUILDINGS BEGINS MONDAY – 11/11/2012

After eight years of blight, the burned out building located at 456 South 1st Avenue and three others is set to be demolished on Monday, November 12, 2012. “Everything is finally in place to rid the city of these blighted properties littering their neighborhoods”, said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. The city’s Building Department has finally […]

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Power Up for Almost Everyone – 11/10/2012

As of this morning, 162 customers are still without power.  Con Edison crews are working on 2 main areas of concern: Hutchinson Boulevard Area – Some homes along Hutchinson Boulevard and Hillcrest Road are still experiencing power outage. Work at an intersection to replace a pole is expected to commence and power will hopefully be […]

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MOUNT VERNON OVER 99% RESTORED – 11/9/2012

Work commenced today to complete restoration of service to Mount Vernon Con Edison customers. Currently over 99% of service has been restored. Some customers still remain without service. Con Edison assures us that every attempt will be made to get remaining customers up and running this weekend. Customers are reminded that service cannot be restored […]

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Lights Coming Back On Across the City – 11/8/2012

Priority jobs are wrapping up and now Con Edison can focus attention on addressing single service issues which continue to keep some cutomers in the dark. Last evening’s unexpected nor’easter did not impede the progress of restoration although 2 trees fell last night and countless wires were hanging low this morning from the weight of wet snow. There […]

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POWER OUTAGE UPDATE – 11/7/2012

Power Now 95% Restored – Con Edison has focused its energies today on restoration to the following locations: Ehrbar Avenue – Work ongoing Rochelle Terrace/Hartley Avenue – Restored Prospect/East Sidney/Darwood Avenues – Restored North 8th Avenue –  Restored Sandford Boulevard – Restored Some customers may experience service restoration as crews begin to address single service […]

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Permit Info | Documents & Forms


FEE SCHEDULE

NOTICE LETTERS SENT TO MOUNT VERNON BUSINESSES

8 South Sixth Ave – August 17, 2018

8 South Sixth Ave – November 30, 2018 

23 Blackford Ave – June 25, 2018

472 Gramatan Ave – September 9, 2018

210 & 212 Washington Street – July 3, 2018

267 South First Avenue – December 5, 2018

120 South 12th Avenue

First Presbyterian Church – July 23, 2018

323 E Third St – November 30, 2018

147 W Sidney Ave – December 11, 2018

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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Related News

DEMOLITION OF UNSAFE BUILDINGS BEGINS MONDAY – 11/11/2012

After eight years of blight, the burned out building located at 456 South 1st Avenue and three others is set to be demolished on Monday, November 12, 2012. “Everything is finally in place to rid the city of these blighted properties littering their neighborhoods”, said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. The city’s Building Department has finally […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Power Up for Almost Everyone – 11/10/2012

As of this morning, 162 customers are still without power.  Con Edison crews are working on 2 main areas of concern: Hutchinson Boulevard Area – Some homes along Hutchinson Boulevard and Hillcrest Road are still experiencing power outage. Work at an intersection to replace a pole is expected to commence and power will hopefully be […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

MOUNT VERNON OVER 99% RESTORED – 11/9/2012

Work commenced today to complete restoration of service to Mount Vernon Con Edison customers. Currently over 99% of service has been restored. Some customers still remain without service. Con Edison assures us that every attempt will be made to get remaining customers up and running this weekend. Customers are reminded that service cannot be restored […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Lights Coming Back On Across the City – 11/8/2012

Priority jobs are wrapping up and now Con Edison can focus attention on addressing single service issues which continue to keep some cutomers in the dark. Last evening’s unexpected nor’easter did not impede the progress of restoration although 2 trees fell last night and countless wires were hanging low this morning from the weight of wet snow. There […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE – 11/7/2012

Power Now 95% Restored – Con Edison has focused its energies today on restoration to the following locations: Ehrbar Avenue – Work ongoing Rochelle Terrace/Hartley Avenue – Restored Prospect/East Sidney/Darwood Avenues – Restored North 8th Avenue –  Restored Sandford Boulevard – Restored Some customers may experience service restoration as crews begin to address single service […]

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