Poughkeepsie's Department of Building is responsible for:

  • Building permits
  • Building regulations
  • Certificates of occupancy
  • Ordinance enforcement including construction codes, property maintenance code and special use permits
  • Regulation and issue of licenses for electricians and plumbers

Permits & Inspections

The Fire Department is now responsible for issuing Assembly Permits and Operating Permits and for the inspection of multiple residences and elevators. Applications for these permits and inspections must be submitted to the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, which is located at:
505 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

All questions concerning these permits and inspections should be directed to the Fire Department at 845-451-4079.