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.
Did You Know?
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.
Building Inspector: Mark Surdam
Phone: Office—518-686-7072 x110, Cell—518-527-9057
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.