Town of Canajoharie

12 Mitchell Street
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Phone: (518) 673-3112
Fax: (518) 673-2182
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Code Enforcement Officer

Les Hassan
Phone:        518-868-9358
Fax:            518-673-2182

Obtaining a Building Permit BEFORE beginning work helps to ensure that your job will be done correctly and within local and state code. 

Building Permits are required for home improvements that affect the structure of a building, including the following:  additions; bathroom renovations; electrical work; kitchen renovations; outbuildings; plumbing work; roofs; septic systems; siding; swimming pools; wells and window replacements. 

New construction requires a minimum building lot of 3 acres with 300 feet of road frontage. 

Building Permits are not required for lawn sheds that do not exceed square footage of 10 feet by 12 feet (under 120 square feet); however, they do need to conform to basic Zoning Laws (must be set back 20 feet from property lines and not placed in a front yard). 

Building permit applications may be obtained at the Town Hall lobby bulletin board, from the Town Clerk or by clicking on the link below.  Building Permit fees must be paid when submitting the application.


Building Permit fees are based upon the estimated cost of the project, are payable when the application is submitted and includes a $5.00 fee for a Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy. 

Building Permit Fees*
Projects estimated to cost up to $500.00            -        $25.00
Projects estimated to cost $500.01 - $25,000.00 -        $50.00
Projects estimated to cost over $25,000.01        -        $75.00
Permit Renewal Fee                                          -        $10.00
Demolition Permit                                             -        $10.00
*For Agricultural purposes, Building Permits are required, but a fee will not be charged.

Solar Building Permit Fees – Residential Projects
Projects estimated to cost up to $500.00            -        $25.00
Projects estimated to cost $500.01 - $25,000.00 -        $50.00
Projects estimated to cost over $25,000.01        -        $75.00

Solar Building Permit Fees – Commercial/Utility Scale projects (less than 25MW)
The fee shall be $250.00 per fenced in acreage for each parcel leased under contract by the commercial solar company during the project in the Town of Canajoharie.  Also applicable is acreage within and/or outside of the fenced areas used for access roads, acreage used for the construction of operation and/or maintenance buildings, as well as acreage used for vegetative screening.

Building Permit Application – Part 1
Building Permit Application – Part 2

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