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This office is
charged with the administration and enforcement of
the Code of the Town of Wappinger. Please contact
this office regarding proposed
Land Use &
Commercial Use Questions
Regulation and Local Laws for the Town of
Plans/Amended Site Plans
Sales/ Promotional Events Permits
the above can be obtained at this office or
Most Frequently Asked
am I in?
There are various
residential and commercial zones. To help you find
yours we need to know one of the following;
- Your Tax
- Name of
What are my
Depends on the zone
you are in. Setback requirements also differ as to
whether you are constructing a principal
dwelling/addition or a separate free-standing
Do I need a
permit for a shed?
Yes. Incidentally, a
shed is an accessory structure 200 square feet or
less in size permitted only in the side or rear
subdivide my property?
Only if you have
enough property to create lots which will meet
all the minimum bulk requirements in your
change my zone?
requested specifically to the Town Board. It
requires extensive review for compatibility with the
Master Plan. Contact the Town Clerk’s office for
more information for this process.
Do you have
a survey of my property?
Rarely, unless a home
was built very recently and the Building Department
has an as-built survey on file.
What is the
procedure for a Variance?
Apply for a
denial letter from Zoning Administrator.
Variance appeal form and submit with fee of
$175.00 for residential and $375.00 for
meetings for discussion and subsequent
granted, Building Permit application
Do I need a
permit for a fence?
No. There are also
no setback requirements for a fence. However,
must be on owner’s property
must not exceed six feet in height.
impede line of sight for drivers.
Do I need a
permit to run a business out of my house?
Only if what is
proposed meets the definition of a “Home
Occupation”. Some uses such as “Professional
Office/ Studio” are permitted but require a Special
Use Permit and Site Plan approval from the Planning
I notified that my neighbor is building a house,
pool, deck, etc.?
No notification is
made unless the proposed structure requires a
Variance or a Special Use Permit. Then the abutting
and adjoining neighbors are notified prior to a
Public Hearing on the matter. You may wish to view
this website monthly for agendas to both the Zoning
Board of Appeals and the Planning Board for more