Town of Brighton & NYS Permits & Forms
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Basic & Enhanced Star (School Tax Relief) Property Tax Exemption Forms
Note: All NYS Property Owners are eligible for Basic Star (no income or age limits). To be eligible for Enhanced Star you must own property that you use as your primamry residence and must be 65 or older, and with annual income below $70,650.
Click here for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption Form RP-425 (Rev. 06/07)
Click here for 2007 Middle Class Rebate Form DTF-179-MN (10/07)
Code Enforcement and Building Permit
In New York State, the construction of buildings, including alterations, renovations and additions, is regulated by Title 9 Volume B, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, of the Official Compilation of Codes Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR). The code is administered at the state level by the New York Department of State.
By state law, each town is responsible for enforcing the Code within its boundaries. In Brighton, that duty is administered through the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). Specifically, the CEO is required to inspect a building project before, during and after construction in order to ensure compliance with the Code. A Building Permit must be obtained from the CEO before starting a construction project.
Paul Blaine is Brighton's CEO. Mr.Blaine is present in the Town Garage on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 7 p.m. He can be reached by phone at (518) 327-9360
Click here for a link to a Department of State web page that provides further information on the Code.
Click here for a PDF file of the Brighton Building Permit.
Click here for a PDF file of the Local Law concerning the Building Code and Fire Prevention.
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