Building Department

2020 Forms and Downloads

Building Permit Application
Building Department Fee Schedule
Building Department Requirements List
Chester Electrical Inspectors
Complaint Form
Exemption to Show Specific Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage
Final Cost of Construction Affidavit
Owner Authorization
Pool Packet
Short Term Rental Application
Smoke Detector And Carbon Monoxide Affidavit

Frequently Asked Questions
New York State and the Town of Chester laws mandate when a permit is required. The following is a guideline. If you are unsure if you need a permit, please call for assistance. This will insure a smooth project and eliminate any delays in construction. We would rather help you during the planning process, then make you stop working while the proper paper work is filed.

Requires Permit

– New Construction/Addition
– Roofing
– Deck
– Windows (sized changed)
– Pool & Fence for Pool
– Fence and Walls
– Shed
– Filing in Property or Removing Soil
– Garage/ Basement Conversions
– New Heating Units and Air Conditioning
– Fireplace/ Wood-Pellet Stove
– Demolition
– New Septic System (or repair)
– Signs
– Local Wetlands
– New/Additional/Altered Electrical Work (must be inspected by a Town Approved Agency)
– Oil Tank Removal or Install

Does Not Require Permit – Call Office For Additional Information

– Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling (with no electrical or plumbing improvement)
– Siding
– Windows (same size)
– Plumbing Repairs