What is procedure for obtaining a building permit for alterations/additions to commercial buildings?


Review proposal for alterations/additions with the Zoning Ordinance.

If occupancy change occurs or building is enlarged or rehabilitated, obtain Planning Board approval though the Planning and Zoning office.

Obtain any variance from ZBA for Zoning Ordinance deviation through the Planning and Zoning office.

Submit application to Architectural Review Board for project visible from public street after approvals of Planning Board and Zoning Board are obtained where necessary. Applications shall include at least three (3) copies of scaled elevations showing building materials and colors proposed. Application fee shall be paid in check form payable to the Village of Tarrytown. The Board meeting is on the second Tuesday of each month and application must be received three (3) weeks prior to the meeting.

Submit construction grade drawings and specifications by a licensed architect and/or engineer which reflects compliance with the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code as well as other applicable local ordinances (Sprinkler law, Plumbing code, etc.) after other approvals.

Plan review is then performed by the Building Department which reviews all applications on the basis of first come, first served.

If plan approval by Village Engineer has not previously been done, plans are forwarded for his review and comment.

Plans are forwarded to Village Structural Consultant for review and comment.

Obtain Village Landscaping Consultants review and comments as per Planning Board approval.

All comments developed from reviews are forwarded to project architect or engineer for revision and/or resolution.

Develop cost estimate for site work and landscaping. Obtain Village consultants approval of said estimate and pay related 6% inspection fee.

Revised plans are resubmitted and again reviewed by the Building Department and appropriate consultants for compliance with previous comments. Plans are reviewed on the basis of first come, first served. When compliance with appropriate code and standards is shown, a Building Permit is issued.