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


Community Conversations with Councilwoman Farquharson

Councilwoman Farquharson will host a community housing forum on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  The forum will be held on Vernon Heights Congregational Church in Mount Vernon. Please click on the link below for more details. Community Conversation on Housing  

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Special City Council Meeting Notice

Please be advise that the City Council will hold a Special Meeting on November 30, 2018 at 9:00am in the City Council Chambers. One Roosevelt Square 2nd floor City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance of Subpoenas for certain documents related to the Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply […]

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Resolution Establishing The Standard Work Day For Elected Officials

Be it Resolved, that City Council of the City of Mount Vernon, NY hereby establishes the following standard work day for elected officials and will report the  following days worked to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the Clerk […]

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Special City Council Meeting Notice

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council will be held on Thursday, Morning November 8, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. in the City Council Chambers, second floor, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York for the purpose of enacting legislation authorizing the Executive Director and one staff member to […]

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Special Legislation & Public Works Committee Meeting 10/26/18

Please be advised that there will be a Special Legislation and Public Works Committee meeting on October 26, 2018, at 6:00:pm in the City Council Committee Room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss legal matters. Regards George W. Brown City Clerk

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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

Community Conversations with Councilwoman Farquharson

Councilwoman Farquharson will host a community housing forum on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  The forum will be held on Vernon Heights Congregational Church in Mount Vernon. Please click on the link below for more details. Community Conversation on Housing  

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Special City Council Meeting Notice

Please be advise that the City Council will hold a Special Meeting on November 30, 2018 at 9:00am in the City Council Chambers. One Roosevelt Square 2nd floor City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance of Subpoenas for certain documents related to the Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Resolution Establishing The Standard Work Day For Elected Officials

Be it Resolved, that City Council of the City of Mount Vernon, NY hereby establishes the following standard work day for elected officials and will report the  following days worked to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the Clerk […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Special City Council Meeting Notice

Please be advised that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council will be held on Thursday, Morning November 8, 2018 at 8:30 A.M. in the City Council Chambers, second floor, Mount Vernon City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York for the purpose of enacting legislation authorizing the Executive Director and one staff member to […]

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Special Legislation & Public Works Committee Meeting 10/26/18

Please be advised that there will be a Special Legislation and Public Works Committee meeting on October 26, 2018, at 6:00:pm in the City Council Committee Room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss legal matters. Regards George W. Brown City Clerk

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