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Click here for a chart of the Permit Process

 

Does my application need to go to a Hearing?

Please note:  If you live in the Village Design Review District, every external construction or change needs to go to two hearings (Design Review Hearing & VDRB Hearing).  Applications must be in 12 days before the Design Review Hearing.  Meetings are bi-monthly.  Applications for Village Development Review Board Hearings need to be in 25 days before the Hearing.  Call the office for deadline information.

VILLAGE:

Exempt (no permit required):
•    Fences if they comply with the Village regulations and R.O.W. requirement (See Section 513)-
     however, ALL fences in the Design Review District requires a hearing.
•    Above ground pool less than 3 feet deep
•    Short-term rentals during foliage season, only in Residential 5 Acre or Forestry District.
      **All other short-term rentals require a permit (Section 522 Short Term Rentals)
•    Some signs are exempt (Section 519)
•    Temporary Ramp for emergency need(up to 60 days; longer requires a permit)
•    Dish Antennae 40″ or less that meet setback provisions (Section 510)
•    Accessory shed less than 64 sq. ft. ( 8′ x 8′).  Must meet setback provisions. However,
ALL sheds in the Design Review District require a hearing.
•    Interior alterations that do not include new windows or doors
•    Home Occupations that meet the “exempt” qualifications (See Section 514)

Administrative Permit Required:  (15 day appeal period)

•    Single Family Residential construction and additions
•    Structures Accessory to a Single-family Dwelling (decks, garages, sheds, etc.)
•    Two-family Dwelling in some districts
•    Detached Apartments (See Section 510)
•    Dish Antennae over 40″ (except in Design Review District)
•    Excavation of more than 1,000 sq. ft.
•    Fences that do not comply with the Regulations or in the Design Review District
•    Signs
•    Home Occupations that do not meet the “exempt” qualifications
•    Lot line adjustment

Permit applications that must go to Hearing:  (30 day appeal period)
•    All Subdivisions, Minor & Major
•    New Commercial Units or Expansion thereof
•    Construction in Overlay Zone (Scenic Ridgeline, Conservation, Flood Hazard)
•    Nonconforming Uses & Nonconforming Structures
•    Solar Panel & Dish Antennae in the Design Review District
•    Home Enterprise / and in some cases, Home Occupation
•    Short-term rentals for period of less than thirty days
 (Section 522)
•    Bed & Breakfast
•    Dish Antennae in the Design Review District
•    Fences in the Design Review District
•    Exterior Lighting
•    See zoning charts for extended list of uses requiring Conditional Use Hearings

TOWN:

Exempt (no permit required):
•    Fences – must comply with Town regulations & R.O.W. requirement(Section 513)
•    Above ground pool less than 3 feet deep
•    Short-term rentals during foliage season, only in Res.5 Acre or Forestry District.
     **All other short-term rentals require a permit (Section 526 Short Term Rentals)
•    Some signs are exempt (Section 525)
•    Temporary garage placed from November 1 – April 15.
Structure must meet all 
setback requirements.
•    Dish Antennae 40″ or less that meet setback provisions (Section 510)
•    Accessory shed less than 64 sq. ft. and must meet setback provisions.
•    Interior alterations that do not include new windows/doors or relocation of such.
•    Home Occupations that meet the “exempt” qualifications (Section 516)

Administrative Permit Required:  (15 day appeal period)
•    Single Family Residential construction and additions
•    Structures Accessory to a Single-family Dwelling (decks, garages, sheds..)
•    Two-family Dwelling in some districts
•    Detached Apartments (Section 509)
•    Dish Antennae over 40″
•    Excavation of more than 5,000 sq. ft.
•    Fences that do not comply with the Regulations
•    Signs
•    Home Occupations that do not meet the “exempt” qualifications
•    Lot line adjustment
•    Subdivision Minor (See Section 714)

Permit applications that must go to a Hearing:  (30 day appeal period)
•    Subdivisions, Major
•    New Commercial Units or Expansion thereof
•    Any construction in Overlay Zone (Scenic Ridgeline, Conservation, Flood Hazard)
•    Nonconforming Uses & Nonconforming Structures
•    Bed & Breakfast
•    Dish Antennae in the Design Review District
•    Home Enterprise / and in some cases, Home Occupation
•    Short-term rentals for period of less than thirty days (Section 525)
•    Any exterior changes in the Design Review District (S. Woodstock) including sheds and fences
will go to the S. Woodstock Design Review Board AND the
 Town Development Review Board meeting.

*See zoning charts for extended list of uses requiring Conditional Use Hearings

 

ZONING APPLICATION CHECKLISTS:

 

PERMIT APPLICATION FORM (one size fits all)

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION:

New Construction Alterations Worksheet

Residential Building Energy Code Handbook

Commercial Building Energy Code Handbook

 

DESIGN REVIEW:

Village Design Review Checklist and Worksheet

Design Review Solar Panel Guidelines

 

SIGNAGE:

Village Signs Worksheet

Village Sign Regulations

Town Sign Regulations

 

HELPFUL HINTS:

How to Draw Building Elevations

Sample Site Plan

 

NEW APARTMENT:

Creating a New Apartment – Creating an Apartment

 

SHORT TERM RENTAL APPLICATIONS:

Short Term Rental_Town Application Packet

Short Term Rental_Village Application Packet

 

CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATIONS:

Commercial Worksheet & Support Statement

Conservation Overlay Support Statement & Guidelines (includes Flood Hazard & Scenic Ridgeline)

Flood Hazard Overlay Support Statement Guidelines

Scenic Ridgeline Overlay Support Statement Guidelines

NON-Commercial Conditional Use worksheet

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Landscaping & Ponds Worksheet

Sample Pond Profile

Procedure-for-Appeals
Request For Variance Form

Subdivisions Requiring Hearing

 

HOME OCCUPATIONS:

TOWN-Home-Occupation-Worksheet
Village Home Occupation Worksheet