DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES (DOTS): Code Enforcement
MARTIN ROGERS, Director of Code Enforcement
KEN HOCH, Assistant Director
HOLLY HAIGHT, Senior Fire Inspector
JOHN SCHEMBARI, Assistant Building Inspector
Town Hall Office # 4
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Main Number: 914-734-1010
Fax Number: 914-293-0991
All zoning and zoning issues - including applications before the Zoning Board of Appeals is administered through the DOTS - Code Enforcement division. For more information about the ZBA - call 914-734-1010.
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The Code Enforcement Division of DOTS is the “building department" of the Town and is responsible for the effective, timely and consistent enforcement of local and state laws. One of the major responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Division is the issuance of building permits, demolition permits and certificates of occupancy. Prior to the issuance of any permit, Code Enforcement staff performs site inspections and conducts a full review, including coordination with our Engineering Division.
In addition, Code Enforcement is responsible for the review and issuance of several other permits including: steep slopes and wetlands permits, sign permits, alarm permits and prior to zoning letters and duplicate certificates of occupancy in connection with municipal searches.
Code Enforcement personnel include building inspectors, fire inspector and code enforcement officers. Their role is to investigate complaints regarding Town and NYS Building Codes and issuing violations and appearance tickets as well as to review building permit applications and determine whether one needs to bring a case before the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Fire Inspector performs regular fire inspections on commercial and multi-family properties and acts as the Towns liaison to the Fire Advisory Board.
Code also encompasses parking enforcement and animal control in the Town and they investigate complaints concerning animal control (dog & cats) and provide parking enforcement (handicap & fire lanes) on commercial properties and issues violations and appearance tickets, when appropriate.
ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS AND CONTRACTORS
COVID-19 Update (December 14, 2020)
As of December 16, 2020, the Town of Cortlandt will be reducing staffing levels by 50% at Town facilities. All offices will continue to operate and staff will be working daily either in office or remotely.
Code Enforcement and Engineering staff will still be performing inspections. As a safety precaution some inspections may be performed remotely at the discretion of staff. Certain inspections may be performed virtually with the applicant’s design professional of record who shall certify all work and the results of the inspection.
Town Staff will continue to process Certificate of Compliances / Occupancies and Title Searches.
Please call 914-734-1010 or email if you have any questions or require an inspection.
Applications, Permits, Certificates and Title Searches:
Applications for construction may be submitted electronically for initial review by Department of Technical Service Staff. When deemed acceptable hard copies with original seal and signature of the design professional, application documents, insurance and fees shall be submitted. Permits for construction activities may commence with all COVID-19 precautions as identified by the State and County in place.
While Town Hall is still currently closed to the Public, Applications may be emailed (reference Application #, Address, Name in subject header) and submitted to CODE@TOWNOFCORTLANDT.COM or to staff directly. When submitting plans, they must be received directly from the engineer or architect of record in accordance with State Educational Standards.
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It is expected that during the next few months, construction, businesses and other activities may be limited. During this difficult time, we urge everyone to abide by the Executive Orders issued by Governor Cuomo.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Everyone stay safe and be well.
Town of Cortlandt - DOTS
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