Building Department

** Disclaimer ** If you wish to file a complaint, you must do so in writing letters. You may print an affidavit form on line and send into our office or come into Town Hall and fill one out in person. We do not accept anonymous complaints or allegations.

Regarding the Department of Code Enforcement for the Town of Wappinger..

Our office is charged with the administration and enforcement of the New York State Building Codes and the local Codes of the Town of Wappinger. This insures the safety and protection of Town of Wappinger residents as well as to insure compliance building practices of work requiring building permits.

All residents and applicants are urged to use this webpage for their convenience and help in applying for all necessary permits issued by this office. It is necessary for all information to be completed in full for any applications to be processed without delay, as well as the consent form from the property owners to allow any contractor to apply for building permits.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. When do need a building permit?

A: Building Permit is generally needed when any minor or major electrical, plumbing, or structural work is done to a building. It is best to call and ask one of our trained code enforcement officers for direction.

2. Do I need to hire a licensed contractor?

A: No license requirements are needed at this time in the Town of Wappinger. Owners may do their own work with a notarized statement. All contractors must supply all appropriate insurance forms before any application will be processed.

3. How do I know if a building permit has been issued?

A: It is the responsibility of every owner to obtain a building permit for work being done. Always ask the contractor doing work to see the building permit issued from this office and post on the premises easily seen from the street. You should contact this office regarding any questions on this issue.

Building Permit Application Forms: (Electrical / Plumbing / Building/Demolition etc)
Zoning Department / Fire Inspector / PlanningZBA


Download Building Department Forms

Building Department Forms


Code Enforcement Officers

Brian Rexhouse
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Susan Dao
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Building Department Staff

Bea Ogunti

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Michelle Gale
Building Clerk
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Barbara Roberti
Zoning Administrator
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Office: 845-297-6256 
Fax:    845-297-0579









Town Hall Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, M-F
Town Clerk Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, M-F