If it is less than 120 square feet, it does not need a building permit. Anything over that amount DOES require a building permit and must meet setback requirements for the specific Zoning District.
If installing a new driveway on a Town Road (residential or business), a Town of Greenwich Driveway Permit is needed. If improving or moving your driveway, call the Highway Superintendent PRIOR to any work being done to determine if a permit is needed.
If installing a new driveway on a County or State Road, you must obtain a permit from the appropriate entity.
Hudson & Battenkill River Setbacks
No structure, other than a marina may be located within 100 feet of the mean high-water mark. Vegetation clearing is limited. See full law for specifics.
For Commercial, Residential and Hamlet/Mixed Use Zoning Districts, clearing one acre of property is allowed without a permit.
In Rural Agricultural and Industrial Districts, clearing two acres is allowed without a permit.
Except for bona fide forestry use or agricultural activities, any clearing more than those stated requires a Special Use Permit.
Single-wide mobile homes in existence prior to 1/1/1999 may be replaced by a newer model. Permit required.
Manufactured homes with a living space of at least 1,000 sq. ft. and are a minimum of 24 ft wide by 40 ft long are placed on the appropriate footings and have a permanent concrete block or poured cement enclosure between the top of the slab and the bottom of the manufactured home or are placed on a full basement are allowed. Permit required.
Site plan Review or Special Use Permit required. See regulations.
Building Permit required for any new construction, additions or alterations.
Replacing a roof or windows
No permit required.
Permit required for roof top or ground mounted for personal use. Special Use Permit required for solar farms.
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