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Storage sheds under 144 square feet 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 square feet 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.
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According to the new Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regulations, no one can burn household garbage no matter where you live. Please review the regulation (PDF).
You do not need a 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 inches in height does not require a Building Permit.
Please call the Code Enforcement Office at 315-947-6245 to schedule a Final Inspection.
The Code Enforcement Office (CEO) 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.
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.
Yes, and your contractor must provide proof of Workers Compensation Insurance per New York State Law.