Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the “invisible” killer. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Every year more than 100 people in the United States die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide associated with consumer products. To read more about CO poisoning, and what you can do at home to prevent it, read the literature below from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Invisible Killer

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

The New York State Department of Health has issued guidelines for the Safe use of Suplimental Space Heaters. The informational brochure can be downloaded for printing.

The New York State Department of State has issued guidelines and gathered resources on Fire Safety in the Home. The information can be downloaded for printing.

Code Enforcement

Building Inspector: Mark Surdam

Phone: Office—518-686-7072 x110, Cell—518-527-9057

Email: hoosickfallsbuildinginspector@gmail.com

Address: Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090


Building Permit Process For Village of Hoosick Falls

Building Permit Applications may be obtained from the Office of the Village Clerk, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls.  Office hours are from 8:00am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday. The phone is (518) 686-7072.

Part 444 of title 19NYCRR sets minimum standards for administration and enforcement of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

Section 444.3b requires issuance of a building permit for any work which must conform to the Uniform Code. Exceptions may be allowed as follows:

  • Necessary repairs which do not materially impact structural features.
  • Alterations to existing buildings, provided that such alterations:
  • Cost less than $10,000
  • Do not materially impact structure features
  • Do not impact safety features, such as smoke detectors, sprinklers, required fire separations or exits
  • Do not involve the installation or extension of electrical systems
  • Do not include the installation of solid fuel burning heating appliances and associated chimneys and flues 
  • Small non-commercial structures not intended for use by one or more persons as quarters for living, eating, sleeping or cooking – i.e. a small storage building less than 150 square feet.

Section 444.3 requires Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Compliance for all work for which a building permit is issued and for all buildings which are converted from one general occupancy classification to another.

Appointments and information may be obtained from the Building Inspector. The Application fee is $15.00 for a building permit.



All rental units must be inspected and given a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) by the Building Inspector prior to new tenants moving in. Even if a rental unit has passed inspection for a previous tenant.

It is a landlord's responsibility to request an inspection by the Code Enforcement Office prior to new tenants occupying a rental unit.

View a printable version of the Hoosick Falls Building Permit Fee Schedule

Zoning Code

The Village completed an update of our zoning laws and regulations in 2017. For ease of access and search functionality, the complete code can be viewed at the link below.

Village of Hoosick Falls, NY Zoning Code