Although the Building department is closed to the public, it is still in operation. Staff is reduced on site, with some working remotely. Our process has remained the same with the exception that all applications must be mailed in.  Please plan your projects with the understanding that our normal review lead time is 3 weeks. Once we have reviewed the application the applicant will be emailed with a response, if all is approved we will mail you your permit. The building department office is working hard to process applications as quickly as possible, we are finding that incomplete applications are slowing down the process substantially. We will do our best to get you your permit as quickly as possible. 

Property File Searches:

If you need to look at a property file you can call our office to schedule an appointment to view the file (914-337-7350 or 914-337-7338). Property files will be available for searches on Tuesday and Thursdays ONLY (day is subject to change and is on a first come basis). Only one person is allowed in at a time. Once you request your folder, they will be left in the basket in the main lobby. Once you have completed your search you can place folders in box found under table. We apologize but we cannot make any copies. You can take pictures of any documents you would like at no charge. Any questions please feel free to call us. A mask must be worn at all times. 

Thank you and please stay safe!

Historic Lawrence Park, Bronxville

◊  The Building Department's primary function is to assist all village residents through the construction process

◊  The Building Inspector is responsible for enforcement of State Codes and Local Laws regarding construction, building use and signage.

◊  Construction, demolition, alteration or repair of any building may be conducted only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

◊  No work may take place on weekends, state or national holidays.

◊  The Building Inspector issues construction permits, administers and enforces building and zoning regulations and issues certificates of occupancy.

◊  The Building Inspector is responsible for administering the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, issuing summonses for violations to the codes when necessary.

◊  The maintenance of all Village-owned buildings is also handled by the Superintendent.


Other General Information

◊  To report power outages please call Con Ed 1-800-75 CONED

◊  To report water issues please call Suez (914) 632-6900

◊  All application forms must be original and submitted with the correct fee and insurances. No copies or faxes accepted.

◊  A Certificate of Occupancy is required to close all Building Permits.

◊  A Certificate of Completion is required to close the following permits:  Mechanical | Fence | Shed | Roof | Siding | Oil Tanks


Best Way to Contact Us

◊  The best way to reach the Building Department is by email. Click on the name in How To Reach Us on the left of the page to send an email.

◊  In person, counter hours are between 9am and 3pm daily. 


Staff Contacts

Staff Members


Building Inspector


Secretary of Planning and Zoning


Building Department & DPW Admin