Building Department

The Town Building Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the State of New York Building Code, along with relevant town ordinances. The department’s role is to ensure public safety through the permitting process and demonstrate compliance of the structural and safety requirements of the State Building Code.

The department is responsible for the issuance of all building permits for residential and commercial structures within the town. The department handles all permits related to electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and demolition. That process includes the review of plans for technical compliance with the NY State Building Code, and the inspection of the project during various phases of construction.

The issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy or a Certificate of Compliance at a project’s completion is a property owner’s assurance that the construction performed substantially meets the structural and safety requirements of the State of New York Building Code and the Town of Tuxedo.


Building Permits


Permits are required for any owner who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to move a lot line that will affect any existing building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the code.

Why do I need a building permit? 


It's the law! The Town Building Department is responsible for administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. 


When do I need a building permit? 


A permit is required before construction or site work begins on New Homes, Alterations and Modifications, and Accessory Structures, such as detached garages, swimming pools, sheds, decks, and gazebos. 


Building Permit Application Procedure


1. Submit Building Application (download). Form must be property completed and must include Section-Block-Lot identification as well as intended usage (e.g., single-family residence). Must be signed, notarized, and must be accompanied by a Certificate of Occupation Acknowledgement, Worker's Compensation Form 1 & Form 2, and a Certificate of Insurance naming the Town of Tuxedo as additional insured.


2. Submit two (2) copies of the plans and specifications. These plans must conform to New York State Energy Code. 


3. Submit two (2) copies of the site plan showing side lines and proposed location of building or addition with distance to side and front property lines.


4. Submit two (2) copies of the septic system designed by an approved New York State Professional Engineer (if applicable).


5. Include a check for applicable fee made payable to "Town of Tuxedo" (see Fee Schedule)


6. Remit all signed and dated materials to the Town Building Office except Affidavit of Final Cost. This form must be submitted with an accompanying fee with the request for Final Inspection.


7.  Note to Contractors – When filling out a permit application on behalf of the homeowner, please include a signed Owner’s Consent Affidavit.



NO site preparation OR construction shall commence until a valid entrance permit has been secured from the Orange County Department of Public Works under Section 136 of the Highway Law


Please refer to the TABLE OF BULK REGULATIONS or the TABLE OF GENERAL USE REGULATIONS for current zoning.


Building Dept


David Maikisch

Building Inspector

1 Temple Drive

Tuxedo NY 10987

845.351.4411 x 6

Deborah Villanueva

Building Clerk

1 Temple Drive

Tuxedo NY 10987

845.351.4411 x 6

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