To all residents of the Town of Hamlin:
Special accommodations can be made for certain inspections or appointments to meet your needs when arranged in advance. Depending on the scope of a permit request, most permits can be approved within 30 minutes. New house plans or permits within the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) may take a week or more. Proper planning and communication on the part of the building inspector and the applicant is critical to providing good service.
The job of Building Inspector is to primarily ensure that buildings and structures in Hamlin meet or exceed the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes. Furthermore, the inspector enforces the Town’s Zoning Codes (rules/regulations), and stays abreast of new laws and regulations through training to promote or enhance public safety.
The department has issued 331 permits for 2019. Each permit requires one or more inspections; therefore, hundreds of hours are required outside the office in order to provide this additional follow-up service. If you are considering any type of building or construction and are unsure if a permit is required, we encourage you to call our office to verify. Failure to obtain necessary permits self-imposes a $125 fee/fine. It is the property owner’s responsibility to know the Town of Hamlin’s local zoning code and to be aware of the various permits required.
Link to permits and fees that have been adopted by the Town Board and General Information.
- Terminology when applying for a building permit
- After the building permit is issued
- Building Data to address frequently asked questions relative to construction
- Zoning and Building (includes a Zoning Map)
- Hamlin Town Code
- New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code
- Asbestos Cancer Information
A permit is required for all roof related items, such as; tear off, re-roof ( no more than 2 layers allowed for a shingle roof), metal roof (can be installed over 2 (two) layers of shingles.