Zoning Ordinance

Information for zoning and building applicants for the Town of Alexander. Besides on this page, the information can be download in this pdf: Information for Zoning and Building Applicants

Zoning Permits

All Fees Are To Be Paid Upon Issuance Of The Required Permit


All Applicants Must Obtain A Zoning Permit For The Following

Residential Type Fee
Dwellings $25.00
Accessory Structure - Additions, Alterations, Porches, Decks (above ground) $10.00
Signs $15.00
Ponds $20.00
Swimming Pools - Permanently erected or in-ground $15.00
Satellite Dishes - Permanently erected or in-ground $10.00
Agriculture Type Fee
1-200 sq ft $10.00
210-500 sq ft $12.00
501-1000 sq ft $25.00
1001-1500 sq ft $30.00
1501-2500 sq ft $35.00
2501-3000 sq ft $40.00
3001 - and up sq ft $45.00
Commercial Size Minimum
$.25 per sq ft $20.00
Building Permits

Building permits issued by the Town of Alexander are required for the following:

  1. Erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, improvement, removal or demolition of any building or structure.
  2. Installation of heating equipment, solid fuel burning appliances, chimneys, flues, and vents.
  3. Installation of new windows, involving a change of size, where the windows are used to meet the emergency exit requirements from habitable space.

Note: A set of stamped blue prints are required for new housing and a drawing is required for all other building permits.

Town Of Alexander Building Permit Fee Schedule
Residential Building Permit Fee

For a one-family, two-family, or multiple dwelling or addition to a one-family, two-family, or multiple dwelling:

Commercial Size Minimum
Up to 1,000 square feet of floor area $70.00
1,000 sq. feet – 2,000 sq. feet $110.00
Over 2,000 sq. feet $210.00

Note: Floor area shall not include cellar, non-habitable, basement, non-habitable attic, or carport, but shall include an accessory attached garage. Floor area shall be based upon outside dimensions of the building.

Storage Sheds
Under 250 square feet and portable $15.00
Above 250 square feet and portable $25.00
Storage shed with permanent foundation - all rates that apply for accessory structures (including building and zoning fees)
Accessory Structures, Additions To Accessory Structures, and/or Alterations. Single Story or Detached
0 – 150 sq. feet (utility – non-habitable) $10.00
151 – 600 sq. feet $30.00
601 – and up sq. feet $45.00
2nd story fee + additional $15.00
Porches and decks
Up to 150 sq. feet and above grade $15.00
151 – 300 sq. feet and above grade $20.00
301 - and up sq. feet and above grade $40.00

Note: Electrical inspections are not included in the building permit schedule of fees and must be handled by an independent agency. (Board of Fire Underwriters, Atlantic Inland, and etc)

Commercial Buildings
Up to $2,000 $35.00
$2,000 - $25,000 $35.00 for first $2,000 plus $2.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$25,001 - $50,000 $82.00 for the first $25,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$50,001 - $100,000 $107.00 for the first $50,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$100,001 - $500,000 $157.00 for the first $100,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $1,000 or fractions thereof.
$500,001 - $1,000,000 $557.00 for the first $500,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $1,000 or fractions thereof.
$1,000,001 - $5,000,000 $1057.00 for the first $1,000,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $1,000 or fractions thereof.
$5,000,001 and up $5057.00 for the first $5,000,000 plus $1.00 for each additional $5,000 of fractions thereof.

Note: These are building permit fees only – inspections are extra

Purpose: It is the intent of the Town of Alexander, in adopting the above fee schedules, that the majority of the cost of enforcing the Uniform Code be born by the user or applicant for mandated service.

Town Of Alexander Miscellaneous Fees
Application requiring a public hearing (all Variances and Special Use Permits) $50.00
Returned check charge $15.00
Chimney & solid fuel burning device – includes (1) inspection
(fireplace, wood stove, furnace, pellet stove, etc.) Permit $40.00
Inspection fee $10.00
Certificate of occupancy $10.00
Re-Roof Inspection $10.00
Demolition – as required No charge if building permit is obtained
Triple Permit Fee
Permit Renewal $20.00
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy $25.00
Plan Review (new home) $15.00/hr.
Natural Production Uses (stripping land or top soil) – Each acre per year $50.00
Subdivision Ordinance $7.00
Zoning Ordinance $10.00
Alexander Zoning Law

The town zoning law have been divided into the following PDF documents.

Contact For Building Permits And Inspections

Code Enforcement Officer
Zoning Enforcement Officer

Karl J. Bender
3060 Broadway
Alexander, NY 14005
Phone: (585) 547-3879
Hours: 6-8 pm Daily