Department of Buildings

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.

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.

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DOCUMENTS & FORMS

Fee Schedule
Fee-Schedule
Building Permit Forms and Procedures
Building Permit Application
BUILDING-PERMIT-APPLICATION
Checklist for Building Permit
BUILDING-EQPUIPMENT-PERMIT-APPLICATION-CHECKLIST
Items to Submit for a Building Permit Form
Items-to-Submit-for-a-Building-Permit
Construction Documents Requirements
Construction-Documents-Requirements
Demolition Permit Forms & Procedures
Demolition Permit Application
Demolition-Permit-Application
Electrical Permit Forms & Procedures
Electrical Permit Application
Electrical-Permit-Application
Equipment Permit Forms and Procedures
Equipment Permit Application
Equipment-Permit-Application
Sign Permit Forms and Procedures
Sign Permit Application
Sign-Permit-Application
Plumbing Permit Forms & Procedures
PLUMBING-PERMIT-APPLICATION
Reapportionment and Subdivision Forms and Procedures
Reapportionment and Subdivision Application
Reapportionment-and-Subdivision-Application
Contractor’s Information Forms and Procedures
Contractor’s Information Form
Contractors-Information-Form
Contractor’s Information Form Instructions
Contractor-Information-Form-Instructions
Amendments Forms & Procedures
Amendment Application
AMENDMENT-APPLICATION
Fuel Oil Burner Inspection for Installation Forms and Procedures
Application for Inspection of Fuel Oil Burner Installation
Application-for-Inspection-of-Fuel-Oil-Burner-Installation
Certificate of Occupancy Forms and Procedures
Certificate of Occupancy Application
Certificate-of-Occupancy-Application
Certificate of Tenancy
Certificate of Tenancy Application
Certificate-of-Tenancy-Application