The City of Beacon Building Department reviews permit applications and plans necessary for the issuance of building permits for any work that [Historic photo, Beacon-Newburgh (Hamilton Fish) Bridge] must conform to the Uniform or Energy Code (for details and questions, please call the Building Inspector at (845) 838-5020).
The Building Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Examples of projects that require a building permit include:
Relocation or removal of any building or structure or part thereof.
Installation of a solid fuel burning appliance, chimney or flue.
Installation or modification of an automatic fire extinguishing system, fire alarm or detection system, fire pumps and related equipment.
Generators or standpipe system Installation of above ground pools and hot tubs.
The Building Inspector performs plumbing inspections and all other inspections that are required during various phases of construction. In addition, the required fire/property maintenance inspections of multiple dwellings, assembly and other commercial occupancies are conducted by Building Department personnel. City inspectors handle school inspections and post public assembly occupancies, as well.
The Building Department reviews qualifications and tests plumbers and electricians for licensing. Applications are available on our Forms and Documents page.
The Building Inspector serves as the Zoning and Flood Plain Administrator, answering all questions posed to the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals.
View the City of Beacon's Zoning Map here.
Code Enforcement addresses property violations such as litter, high grass, abandoned vehicles and graffiti.
A copy of the City of Beacon Code is available on our Forms and Documents page.
This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the City of Beacon. The City's Personnel Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request.
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:David Buckley ADA Coordinator and City Building Inspector 1 Municipal Plaza Beacon, NY 12508 email@example.com (845) 838-5020
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator, Tim Dexter, or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, ADA Coordinator or his designee will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the City of Beacon and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
If the response from the ADA Coordinator or his designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the complainant and/or his/her designee may appeal the decision within 15 calendar days after receipt of the response to the City Administrator, Anthony Ruggiero or his designee.
Within 15 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the City Administrator or his designee will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days after the meeting, the City Administrator or his designee will respond in writing, and, where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint.
All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator or his designee, appeals to the City Administrator or his designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by the City of Beacon for at least three years.
For a presenation from the City of Beacon City Attorney regarding the legality of building moratoriums, please see the link above.