DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES (DOTS): Code Enforcement
MARTIN ROGERS, Director of Code Enforcement
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.
While Town Hall is still currently closed to the general public, Applications are being accepted via a drop box or by appointment. You may follow-up by calling or emailing staff within 7-10 business days to check on the status of your submittal. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
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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.
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