Building & Code Enforcement

About the Building Department/Code Enforcement Office

  • Responsible for enforcing NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes as well as all Local Laws.
  • Review all building construction drawings for residential and commercial and issue permits.
  • Work closely with the Planning Department on development proposals.
  • Perform Fire Inspections yearly for all Businesses in the Town of Halfmoon, currently there are more than 530 businesses.
  • Issue parking tickets and appearance tickets for violations.

 Information Required for the Issuance of a Building Permit

  • Plot-plan showing location of building, driveway, distance to property line, distance to well and septic (if required).
  • Curb cut Permit from Highway Department, NYS DOT or Saratoga County DPW.
  • Workers Comp, Liability and Disability Insurance forms from Builders/Contractors.
  • Three sets (3) of building plans/drawings (may require an Engineer or Architect Stamp)
  • Saratoga County Sewer Permit (if it applies)

It is always a wise decision to contact the Building and Code Enforcement Department prior to the commencement of any construction to see if a permit is required.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John Cooper Code Enforcement Officer/Emergency Management Coordinator (518) 371-7410
Sharon Devane Secretary (518) 371-7410
Paul Hotaling Department Liaison
Richard Harris Coordinator Building , Planning & Development (518) 371-7410
Paul Buckley Code Enforcement Officer 518-371-7410
Glenn Hebert Code Enforcement Officer 518-371-7410