Building Department

The Building Inspectors are not in on Wednesdays. They are part-time and office hours vary due to inspections. Please allow at least 48 hours notice for inspections. Notice should be received during business hours .  

Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer: Vincent Concra  –  Monday & Friday
Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer: Christopher Keefe  –  Tuesday & Thursday
Building Department Clerk:  Jennifer Pinkowski  Monday – Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Unavailable: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for lunch (time may vary slightly) 

Office Phone and Fax Number: 518-822-8420 
Email: [email protected]  or  [email protected]
Address: 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, New York 12534 (Columbia County)
If you have a permit with us please include the permit number in your correspondences.

Note:  All of our applications and forms can be printed from the list below.

ZONING: The Town of Greenport does not have zoning. Please see our Planning Board section for guidelines on our Planning Board Review process.
Planning Board
§ Local Law Chapter 101: Site Plan Review
§ Town Code of Greenport (ecode)

DIG SAFE: Dig Safely New York



Fire Safety & Property Maintenance Inspections are required by New York State for “all buildings which contain an area of public assembly, all multiple dwellings, and all nonresidential occupancies,” click here for more information.



Portable signs in the Town of Greenport are prohibited by town code, as well as any sign that has not been approved for a sign permit. Portable signs are lawn signs, sandwich boards, banners and any other sign that is not permanently fixed. Pennants, and fluttering devices are also prohibited.

NOTE: There are exemptions for portable signs, including political signs and real estate signs.

For more information on the Town of Greenport Sign Laws please see Chapter 102: Signs and Billboards
If you would like to apply for a sign permit you can print our application here.  Click here for our sign permit fee schedule.


§ Town of Greenport eCode

Building Permit Application (2 Pages on Legal Size Paper: Please keep page 2 for your reference) Please submit the entire first page. 

Demolition Permit Application (2 Pages on Letter Size Paper: Please keep page 2 for your reference)

NYS Unified Solar Permit Application
(A Building Permit Application must be included with the submission of the Solar Application)

§ Chapter 103: Solar Energy Systems

Sign Permit Application (2 Pages on Letter Size Paper: Please keep page 2 for your reference)

§ Chapter 102: Signs and Billboards

Owner Authorization Form

Insurance Information Required by NYS (2 Pages on Letter Size Paper: Please keep page 2 for your reference)

Affidavit of Exemption – Homeowner’s Insurance Exemption Form (2 Pages on Letter Size Paper: Please keep page 2 for your reference)

Affidavit of Final Cost & Application for CC or CO Form

Third Party Electrical Inspection Agencies

Operating Permit Application
Operating Permit Appendix

Property Maintenance Code: Sidewalks, Driveways, Off-Street Parking Lots and Spaces & Handicap Parking

Fence Regulations & Guidelines

Notice: Before Opening and Using Your Pool
Pool Information Bulletin
Pool Fence Regulations

Columbia County 911 Signs and Address Display Information
Columbia County 911 Address – Link

Frequently Asked Questions

A permit is not required if the gross floor area of the shed is less than 144 square feet. However, any shed or structure must meet the NYS setback requirements of 5 feet from any property line, and be built to be compliant with the NYS Uniform Code.
If windows are not replaced or moved and you are replacing siding only, no permit is required.
If you are replacing only the top boards of the decking, no permit is required. If you encounter structural components that must be replaced or repaired, a permit will be needed to make sure the deck is repaired to ensure safety of the occupants.