Superintendent Steve Siwinski
The Building Department, under the
leadership of the Superintendent of Buildings, Steve Siwinski, reviews
all of the plans
submitted for new structures or alterations, issues permits,
the required inspections during construction to assure compliance with New York State and
local codes leading to the issuance of the certificate of compliance or certificate of
Obtaining permits for any structural change is a New York State requirement. Building Department inspections protect the owner from inferior workmanship. They facilitate obtaining mortgages, home equity loans and, most importantly, smooth resale negotiations. Call the Building Department at 516-326-6319 before you make any changes to your property.
The Building Superintendent is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees and serves as Liaison to the Architectural and Preliminary Site Plan Review Board (ARB). Certain alterations may require the approval of the ARB for esthetic purposes before a building permit may be issued. Some construction issues may require a hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals to obtain a variance from the Zoning Code before a permit can be issued. Code compliance is ensured through working with the residents.