Construction Permits

Not only the municipalities have to implement stormwater management plans. Any construction activity involving more than one acre is required to file a permit and have a stormwater management plan in place when the site plan is submitted to the Planning Board. Construction Workers

If you have questions, you can contact the New York State Department of Water as follows:
Division of Water
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

Phone: 518-402-8111

Email the New York State Department of Water

Locally, building permits are granted by the City Code Enforcement Department

Construction Best Management Practices

  • Minimizing land clearing to preserve natural vegetation and other natural features
  • Managing clearing and grading in phases to minimize the amount of bare soil exposed at any given time
  • Building and maintaining proper site entrances (to prevent sediment from being tracked onto streets and, ultimately, washed into storm sewers)
  • Stabilizing steep slopes
  • Installing sediment trapping devices and perimeter controls like silt fences and sediment basins
  • Stabilizing areas as soon as possible after land-disturbing activities