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.
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.
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.
If you have questions or are unsure about which form you need, we urge you to call us at (518) 893-7432 x304.
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:
For more information, please visit: dec.ny.gov
For permit assistance and guidance related to stormwater management, please contact our Building Department.
7 Wilton Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Please check department pages for hours by department.
PO Box 10
Greenfield Center, NY 12833