Village of Chester – Hamlet of Sugar Loaf

Building Department

2020 Forms and Downloads

Building Permit Application
Building Department Fee Schedule
Building Department Professionals List
Building Department Requirements List
Chester Electrical Inspectors
Exemption to Show Specific Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage
Pool Packet
Smoke Detector And Carbon Monoxide Affidavit

Frequently Asked Questions
The following table breaks down what requires a building permit from our department.

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 Electrical Work (must be inspected by a Town Approved Agency

Does Not Require Permit

– Kitchen/Bathroom Remodeling (with no electrical improvement)
– Siding
– Windows (same size)
– Plumbing Repairs
– Other Non-Structural Repairs

Building Inspector
Alexa Burchianti
1786 Kings Highway
Chester, NY 10918


P: (845) 469-7000 x7
F: (845) 469-9242


7:15am - 12pm | 12:30 - 4:30pm
Monday - Thursday