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Building Department

Contact Info

Town of Greenfield

P.O. Box 10
Greenfield Center, NY 12833


  • Monday – Fridays
    8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Town of Greenfield Building Department provides the administration of laws, codes and ordinances relating to building construction. This team reviews all plans, issues permits and provides inspections for all types of building projects including (but not limited to) such things as: new construction, additions, structural changes, signs, decks, fences, finished basements, alterations, conversions, swimming pools, demolition, roofing, siding, and new windows/doors, and more.

Michael Waldron also serves as the Stormwater Management Officer and Zoning Administrator.

We are happy to help you. If you have questions about when permits are required or about the building process, please do not hesitate to call us at the numbers above or email us.

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Building Permit Application Information

Please know that there are very few instances when a Building Permit is NOT required namely general maintenance or simple repairs. If in doubt, call or email to be sure.

Application Checklist—Please note we are happy to go through this list with you to review your project and help you identify which items you will be required to complete. Please call us to schedule a phone conference or make an appointment during business hours.

Click here to view a Sample Building Permit.

Call the Building Department to learn more about the process and associated fees.

Please Note

  • Only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed by our office.
  • All building permit application fees will be calculated during application review and will be due upon issuing the permit.
  • Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received by date order.

All applications that are submitted will be reviewed and if they are deemed to be complete and code compliant they will be approved. A member of our staff will contact you with the application fee at which time you may pay by cash or check made out to the Town of Greenfield, NY to receive your building permit.

Upon Receiving Your Permit

  • Place the Building Permit in a highly visible and conspicuous location with the building plans stamped by our Building Code Official for review upon inspections.
  • Be sure to call with at least 48-hour notice for ALL required inspections.
  • If there are ANY changes to the scope of work, plans or original submitted documentation then a revision submittal must be submitted, reviewed and approved prior to the commencement of ANY change.
  • Keep your building permit active by renewing before the expiration date.


If you have questions or are unsure about which form you need, we urge you to call us at (518) 893-7432 x304.

Property or Roadside Digging (U Dig NY)

U Dig NY

If you need to dig anywhere on your property or near the roadside always call or click before you dig. Visit the U Dig NY website, for more information and easy links to get the information you need to stay safe. It is your responsibility.

Call 811 by telephone or visit

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Drainage Information

As of March 10, 2003, the Town of Greenfield has been required to participate in a Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated program for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). The purpose of this program is to control the inflow of pollutants into the town’s storm sewers and drainage ditches. Products such as oil, antifreeze, liter, animal wastes, fertilizer, pesticides and sediment for erosion can be washed into the storm drain system during rain storms or by melting snow. Eventually this untreated stormwater flows into our streams and lakes and can impact water quality.

The MS4 program contains six techniques designed to reduce these “non-point sources” of water pollution. Two of these measures include public education and public participation. It is important that all of us recognize our role in protecting the environment. Steps that can be taken to protect water quality include:

  • Never dump automotive waste materials or used household products into a storm drain, anywhere on the ground or in a basement sump pump
  • Make an effort to buy environmentally friendly household products
  • Always use household and lawn care products in accordance with instructions
  • Be conscious of what lies “downstream” when washing cars or applying lawn care products
  • Avoid long term exposure of uncovered soil stockpiles, establish vegetation to prevent erosion
  • Clean up pet waste and dispose in a method that will prevent introduction into storm sewers or ditches

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For permit assistance and guidance related to stormwater management, please contact our Building Department.

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Town Hall Address

7 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Town Hall Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM


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PO Box 10
Greenfield Center, NY 12833

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