Building & Planning
Old Field welcomes and encourages home improvement, new construction and environmentally responsible site development within the village. All permits are approved, reviewed, and closed by the Board of Trustees at their monthly meetings. All planned improvements must adhere the Village Code unless approved otherwise by the board.

All new Building Department applications and additional documentation for existing applications, including Sitework related tree removal permits, must be submitted to the Building Department on Mondays between the hours of 12 Noon and 3 PM and on Saturdays by appointment.

Any applications for tree removal permits not associated with or involving a site plan should be submitted directly to the Village Clerk during normal office hours of 9 AM to 3 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

See link below to Zoning Board Application Form
Building Permits
Pursuant to the Village Code, a building permit issued by the Village Board is required for many types of new construction, interior or exterior alterations, construction, demolition, or restoration. The following is a partial list of the projects for which a building permit may be necessary:
Addition of a structure
Alteration of a structure
Basketball, tennis or other court
Beach house
Beach stairway
Cabana or Shelter
Demolition of any structure
Dock or walkway
Driveway (new, reconstructed, relocated, different material)
Facade alteration
Fence (over 6′ high)
Fireplace / wood burning stove
Guest house
Hot tub / jacuzzi / spa
Landscaping (clearing, excavating, filling, regrading)
Plumbing / heating / air conditioning
Pool House
Propane gas tanks
Retaining wall / revetment
Roof alteration
Shed (over 100SF)
Swimming pool
Tree removal
Wetland disturbance
Window replacement (50% or more)
Additional information concerning building permits can be found in Chapter 121 of the Village of Old Field Code and the Building Permit And Application Instructions.
All applications for building permits require the completion of an Environmental Assessment Form. Under certain circumstances, an application for a building permit requires the submission of a Site Plan.
Please note that no work on covered projects may commence prior to the issuance of a building permit by the Village of Old Field. Although the Village has the capability to process your permit rapidly, you may be delayed by other governmental agencies such as the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, or the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Please see Code Enforcement & Public Safety for additional guidelines.
Site Plans
Pursuant to the Village Code, certain projects require, as part of the building permit application process, the submission of a site plan. Additional information concerning site plans can be found in Chapter 121 of the Village Code and Site Plan Review Rules, Regulations, and Standards.
Building Department Accessibility
Appointments can be made with the Building Inspector, Joseph Arico, via telephone (631-941-9449) or email Residents are reminded that the Building Inspector is a part-time employee and responds to all requests in a timely manner.

In addition, residents can contact the Building Department Clerk, Dawn Mccoy (631-941-9449) or email Dawn Mccoy will hold office hours in Village Hall every Monday from 12:00 N to 3:00 PM during which residents can discuss building department issues.

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