Housing & Buildings FAQ

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  • Housing & Buildings

    • Are window guards required in multiple dwellings?

    • Do I need a permit for a SWIMMING POOL?

    • FACADE POINTING: Is a permit required for pointing or facade repairs?

    • How do I file for a standby permanently installed generator for a one or two family dwelling?

    • How do I remove a fuel tank?

    • How Many Layers of roofing are permitted on a one or two family Dwelling?

    • How to abandon a tank in place.

    • How to avoid unnecessary Plan Rejections.

    • How to file for a change of use?

    • I am having new siding put on my house; do I need a permit?

    • I am putting an above ground pool on my property, do I need a permit?

    • I have problems in my apartment, what should I do?

    • I intend on putting a shed on my property; do I need a permit?

    • I intend on putting up a fence on my property; do I need a permit?

    • I need to find out if my property/house is located in a flood zone.

    • I need to get a Certificate of Occupancy for my one or two family home, what do I do?

    • I need to see if I have a copy of a Certificate of Occupancy or a survey for my property, where do I look for this?

    • I want to build a deck; do I need a permit?

    • I want to create a driveway and provide an off-street parking space for myself; do I need a permit?

    • I want to install a patio in my yard; do I need a permit?

    • I want to repave my driveway but will not extend beyond the existing pavement boundaries; do I need a permit?

    • I will be replacing the roof on my house; do I need a permit?

    • My elevator does not work, what should I do?

    • My neighbor is doing work on their home, how do I know they have a permit?

    • SCAFFOLDING: Is a permit required for scaffolding?

    • SIDEWALK BRIDGE/SIDEWALK SHED: Is a permit required for Sidewalk Bridging/Sidewalk Shed?

    • SOLAR PANELS: When do I use the NYS Unified Solar Permit application?

    • What are the INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS for a Building Permit?

    • What codes does the City of Yonkers use?

    • What is the difference between a deck and a patio?

    • When does my landlord need to provide us with heat?

    • Where is the Department of Housing & Buildings located?

    • Why do I need permits from the Department of Housing & Buildings?