Barry Milliken



Nassau County:
I have listed below the Nassau cities, towns and incorporated villages where I do most of my work.  Portions of each town are incorporated villages with their own building departments.
How to get a building permit:
After your project drawings are completed, they need to be submitted along with your survey to the correct building department.  If your project is an addition, you also submit your Certificate of Occupancy and (if you are in a flood zone) your Flood Elevation Certificate.  If your property lies within an incorporated village, you submit your plans to your Village Building Department.  If not, you submit your plans to your City or Town Building Department. 

The Building Department will review your plans for compliance with 5 types of laws:

·         The City, Town or Village zoning code.  A zoning code divides a city, town or village into zoning districts, each with different restrictions on building type and size, area, height, setbacks from property lines and other requirements.  Most zoning codes are published online (see individual links below) but often the district maps are not, so you need to call the building department to find out what district you lot is in.  If your plans don’t comply with the code, you may be able to apply for a zoning variance and appear before the  Zoning Board of Appeals.

·         The New York State Residential Building Code.  This is a 600 page book specifying thousands of requirements covering the design of rooms, stairs, structural members, electrical and plumbing systems, energy conservation and many other aspects of construction.

·         The Nassau County Health department requirements for septic systems.  If you have a private septic system your project may require that it be expanded.  Any new or expanded septic system plan must obtain a separate permit from the county.

·         The New York State Environmental Law.  If your project is adjacent to wetlands or waterways a separate permit from the state is required.

·         If your Village has created an Architectural Review Board, you and your architect must make a presentation to them to show that the materials and exterior character of the house are aesthetically compatible with the surrounding houses.

If your project requires septic or wetland permits, I recommend hiring a permit expeditor to apply for all permits.  If not, either the project owner or (more usually) the project contractor can apply for the building permit.

Cities, Towns and Villages:
Each of the communities below has its own building department and its own local zoning law:

Glen Cove 11542
Long Beach 11561
Hempstead 11550
Atlantic Beach 11509   
Bellerose 11001
Cedarhurst 11516   
East Rockaway 11518   
Floral Park 11002
Freeport 11520   
Garden City 11530    11531    11535    11599   
Hempstead 11549    11550    11551   
Hewlett Bay Park
Hewlett Harbor 11557
Hewlett Neck
Island Park 11558   
Lawrence 11559   
Lynbrook 11563   
Malverne 11565   
Mineola 11501   
New Hyde Park 11040    11042   
Rockville Centre 11570    11571   
South Floral Park
Stewart Manor 11530
Valley Stream 11580    11581    11582   
North Hempstead
Baxter Estates 11050
East Hills 11576
East Williston 11596
Flower Hill 11030 
Great Neck 11020    11021    11022    11023    11024    11026    11027  
Great Neck Estates
Great Neck Plaza 11022
Kings Point
Lake Success 11020
Munsey Park 11030
North Hills
Old Westbury 11568   
Plandome 11030
Plandome Heights 11030
Plandome Manor
Port Washington North 11050
Roslyn 11576   
Roslyn Estates
Roslyn Harbor
Russell Gardens
Saddle Rock 11023
Sands Point
Westbury 11590    11594    11597   
Williston Park 11596   
Oyster Bay 11771   
Bayville 11709   
Brookville 11545
Centre Island
Cove Neck
Farmingdale 11735    11736    11737    11774   
Laurel Hollow 11791
Massapequa Park 11762   
Matinecock 11560
Mill Neck
Muttontown 11791
Old Brookville
Oyster Bay Cove 11771
Sea Cliff 11579   
Upper Brookville
Unincorporated Areas:
The communities listed below are NOT incorporated.  Therefore they do not have a zoning code or building department.  If your project is in one of these, you submit your plans to your Town Building Department.
Albertson 11507   
Baldwin 11510   
Bellmore 11710   
Bethpage 11714   
Carle Place 11514   
East Meadow 11554   
East Norwich 11732   
Elmont 11003   
Floral Park 11001    11002   
Franklin Square 11010   
Glen Cove 11542   
Glen Head 11545   
Glenwood Landing 11547   
Greenvale 11548   
Hewlett 11557   
Hicksville 11801    11802    11815    11819    11854    11855   
Inwood 11096   
Jericho 11753    11853   
Levittown 11756   
Locust Valley 11560   
Long Beach 11561   
Manhasset 11030   
Massapequa 11758   
Merrick 11566   
Mill Neck 11765   
Oceanside 11572   
Old Bethpage 11804   
Plainview 11803   
Point Lookout 11569   
Port Washington 11050    11051    11052    11053    11054    11055   
Roosevelt 11575   
Roslyn Heights 11577   
Seaford 11783   
Syosset 11773    11791   
Uniondale 11553    11555    11556   
Wantagh 11793   
West Hempstead 11552   
Woodbury 11797   
Woodmere 11598