Building Permits

Applications for Building Permits are available for download or in the Town Hall lobby. Return your completed application to the Town Hall Offices at 14317 West Barre Road.

If you are considering building, remodeling, replacing, converting or installing, this information should help to answer some general questions on what you need a building permit for. The actual building permit process is a method for the Town to ensure that construction meets the intent of local and State Law requirements under the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention Building Code and the Town of Barre Zoning Regulations.

Here is a list of the most common items a homeowner would need to have a permit for. However, if you are unsure, please check with the Zoning/ Building Department before you start.

  • Decks, porches, entry ways: even when tearing down an old one to replace with a new one.
  • Swimming Pools: both in ground and above ground
  • Garages, Pole Barns, Sheds, Carports: attached or unattached
  • New homes, Modular, and Manufactured Housing
  • Additions to any existing building or structure
  • Structural changes: Including new roof trusses, rafters, re-pitch of a roof, and replacement of part or all sections of a foundation, load bearing walls, headers, columns, piers, and floor joists.,
  • Window and doors: Replacement windows and doors of the same size do not require a building permit. However, new windows and doors that are larger or smaller or in different positions do require a permit.
  • Signs
  • Handicap accessibility
  • Change of use: converting from one use to another, for example converting a garage to living space.
  • Wood stoves, fireplaces, exterior wood burning stoves, chimney relines
  • Demolition or removal of any and all buildings