Columbia County Permits (New York)

Search for Columbia County, NY county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Columbia County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Columbia County permits. Clerks in Columbia County, New York may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Columbia County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Columbia County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Austerlitz Town Clerk Spencertown NY 812 New York 203 12165 518-392-5007

Canaan Clerk Canaan NY 1647 County Route 5 12029 518-781-3749

Chatham Village Clerk Chatham NY 77 Main Street 12037 518-392-5821

Claverack Town Clerk Ghent NY 91 Church Street 12075 518-672-7911

Columbia County Clerk Hudson NY 401 State Street 12534 518-828-1527

Copake Town Clerk Copake NY 230 Mountain View Road 12516 518-329-2591

Germantown Town Clerk Germantown NY 50 Palatine Park Road 12526 518-537-6687

Kinderhook Village Clerk Kinderhook NY 6 Chatham Street 12106 518-758-9882

Livingston Town Clerk Hudson NY 119 County Route 19 12534 518-851-9441

New Lebanon Town Clerk New Lebanon NY 14755 New York 22 12125 518-794-8888

Stuyvesant Town Clerk Stuyvesant NY 5 Sunset Drive 12173 518-758-6248


A Columbia County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Columbia County, New York issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Columbia County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Columbia County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Austerlitz Building Department Spencertown NY 812 New York 203 12165 518-392-5007

Canaan Zoning Canaan NY 1647 County Route 5 12029 518-781-3144

Germantown Zoning Germantown NY 828 County Route 8 12526 518-537-6586

Hudson Planning Department Hudson NY 401 State Street 12534 518-828-3375

Kinderhook Building Department Valatie NY 4 Church Street 12184 518-784-2508

New Lebanon Zoning New Lebanon NY 14755 New York 22 12125 518-794-8884


A Columbia County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Columbia County, New York may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Columbia County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Chatham Town Hall Chatham NY 488 New York 295 12037 518-392-1655

Claverack Town Hall Philmont NY Lower Main St 12565 518-672-4468

Copake Town Hall Copake NY # RA, 230 Mountain View Rd 12516 518-329-1234

Germantown Town Hall Germantown NY 50 Palatine Park Road 12526 518-537-6001

Ghent Town Hall Ghent NY 2306 New York 66 12075 518-392-4644

Greenport Town Hall Hudson NY 600 Town Hall Drive 12534 518-828-4656

Hillsdale Town Hall Hillsdale NY 2609 New York 23 12529 518-325-5073

Hudson City Hall Hudson NY 520 Warren Street 12534 518-828-1030

Livingston Town Hall Hudson NY 119 County Route 19 12534 518-851-7210

Stockport Town Hall Hudson NY 2787 Atlantic Avenue 12534 518-828-9389


A Columbia County Code Enforcement Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes as well as other rules and regulations. As part of enforcing building codes and zoning regulations, Code Enforcement Offices in Columbia County, New York may issue county permits. These Columbia County permits can be required for land development, installing septic systems, demolition, repairs, and renovations. They may also be required to show that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be known as a certificate of zoning compliance. These Columbia County public records can also show if a building had a valid permit, and they can be used to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Hudson Code Enforcement Hudson NY 429 Warren Street 12534 518-828-3133