Code Enforcement FAQ's
A: According to the new DEC Regulations, no one can burn household garbage no matter where you live. Please click here to read the regulation.
A: You do not need Building Permit to put up a fence, however the Sterling Land Use Regulations state that there is a 2 foot set back to allow for mowing. A swimming pool that is less than 24" in height does not require a Building Permit.
A: Please call the Code Enforcement Office at 947-6245 to schedule a Final Inspection.
A: Storage sheds under 144 sq. ft. in area do not require a Building Permit, however small sheds must still be placed according to the required setbacks (see Town of Sterling Zoning Law). Storage sheds greater than 144 sq. ft. require an approved Building Permit. As a minimum, provide construction plans and placement details; refer to the Building Permit Application for a full list of requirements.
A: The Code Enforcement Office investigates all written complaints and sends the appropriate violation letters to the offending property owner. The complaint is completely anonymous, your name will not be included on any paperwork. To fill out a complaint form, either visit the Code Enforcement Office or print a complaint form from the website, complete and mail to the CEO.
A: No, however the Town of Sterling Land Use Regulations states that single wide mobile homes may only be placed in a permitted Mobile Home Community.
A: Yes and your contractor must provide proof of Workers Compensation Insurance per NYS Law.
A: Yes. There are no more Basic STAR Exemptions being issued. Instead new home owners are directed to register for the STAR Credit Program
A: The exemption filing deadline is March 1st of each year. This means that the Town of Sterling Assessment Office must RECEIVE the completed form and any required supporting information by March 1st.
A: Grievance Day is always the 4th Tuesday in May for the Town of Sterling and you must make an appointment. The hours can change from year to year depending on the availability of the Board of Assessment Review members. IF YOU PLAN ON GRIEVING WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT THE ASSESSMENT OFFICE BY PHONE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR GRIEVANCE DAY.
A: The assessor cannot and does not raise or lower your taxes. The assessor can only assess the value of your home. Taxes are impacted by the Village, Town, County and School budgets. If you feel your taxes are too high, you should be speaking with your village board members, your town board members, your county legislature and your school board members.
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