Building and Fire Services

Building Codes
Building Permits

Everyone must obtain the necessary building permits through the Town of Colonie Building Department before beginning any new construction, alterations or additions to existing buildings, demolition of buildings, and new commercial tenants within a building. Town of Colonie municipal codes also regulate sign installation, swimming pools, sheds, temporary tents, wireless telecommunication, solar panels and accessory outbuildings.

Plan Review Standards

Effective October 3, 2016, the International Building Codes went into effect for all construction in New York State outside of New York City. For questions about the new code requirements, contact the Town of Colonie Building Department.

These are the current code standards:

  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
  • 2014 National Electric Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2017 New York State Uniform Code Supplement
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