New Online Service Center Now Available!
The Building Department is happy to announce our new Online Service Center! Permit applications for Building, Fire Alarm, Electrical, and Plumbing are now available online. With this new service, residents and businesses will be able to submit and pay for building permit applications online, track and monitor the status of their applications, save in-progress application drafts, request inspections, review historical permits, payments, inspections, and in-progress applications, and message Town staff throughout the application approval process! For more information, please visit the Help, Links, Guides, and Other Information page.
Building Department Responsibilities
The Town of Mount Pleasant's Building Department is responsible for Building and Construction Permits and enforcement of Building, Fire, and Zoning codes. The Building Department enforces all life, building, fire, and zoning codes for all occupancies both commercial and residential construction performed in the Town of Mount Pleasant. Residential and commercial properties are required to obtain Building Permits for any and all structural improvements, changes, and renovations. All plans must indicate they meet all 2020 International Residential Building Codes and Energy Codes (Res Check).
The Building Department oversees: life safety, fire safety, environmental issues, landfill issues, property maintenance, zoning determinations, plumbing inspections, blasting determinations, elevator inspections, drainage and retention, and signage.
- How do I file a complaint?
You can file a complaint by filling out a Building Department Complaint Form (PDF) (online form coming soon!) and delivering it in person to the Building Department at Town Hall or fax it to 914-769-3155.
- What are the regulations and guidelines for removal and abandonment of oil tanks?
Any oil tank that is 1,100 gallons or above needs to be registered with Westchester County at the Westchester County Department of Health located in New Rochelle.
For the removal of any oil tank, a building permit and plumbing permits are required. The Building Inspector also requires inspections when the tank is removed. To apply for the building permit for an oil tank, please complete a building permit application in-person or online. A plumbing permit must also be filed by an oil tank company or licensed plumber.
- When do I need an Elevator Permit?
All elevators require a Building Permit and yearly inspections. For elevator information contact the Building Department.
- What if I have a question concerning zoning or construction on a neighbor's property?
At this time, all zoning questions require an in-office visit. If you have a complaint concerning zoning or construction on a neighbor's property, please file a formal complaint via email, mail or in person with the Building Department. Please be sure to include the address of the property and a detailed description of the complaint.
- How do I obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or a Certificate of Compliance?
A Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Compliance will be issued after a permit is issued, applicable fees are paid, a final inspection is complete, and an Affidavit of Final Cost (notarized) is filed with the Building Department. If electrical work was done, an electrical certificate is needed.