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.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

COVID-19 Guidelines for Building Owners and Managers

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COVID-19 Guidelines for Tenants of Multi-family Dwellings

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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