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Construction Permits

A construction permit allows the applicant to install or modify fire protection equipment.
  • Construction permits are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance. The Bureau of Fire Prevention may extend such permits for no more than two (2), one (1) year terms. In no event shall a construction permit be renewed beyond three (3) years of the original date of issuance. Such permit shall be null and void at the end of the extension period(s). An expired construction permit must be replaced with a new permit upon the submission of a new application and payment of the requisite fee.
  • The fee for each extension period shall be one-half of the total application fee paid for the original permit. If, at the discretion of the Director of Engineering Services, payment of the fee for an extension in full for a construction permit would constitute a severe hardship to the applicant, the fee may be pro-rated on a monthly basis, provided the project is substantially complete and no hazard to the public health or safety will be created.

Construction Permit Application: Application for a permit shall be made to the Bureau of Fire Prevention Chief Fire Marshal with the non-refundable application fee and shall be accompanied by plans and specifications where required by the Chief Fire Marshal.

  • An application for any proposed work, activity, or operation shall be deemed to have been abandoned six (6) months after the date of filing, unless such application has been diligently prosecuted or a permit shall have been issued, except that the Director of Engineering Services is authorized to grant one or more extensions not exceeding ninety (90) days each for good cause shown, as long as it can be demonstrated that the applicant is proceeding diligently and the delay is not under the control of or due to the actions of the applicant.
  • Denial of application. If the application for a permit describes a use or activity that does not conform to state or local requirements, a permit shall not be issued and the application shall be returned with the reason for denial.
  • Where field conditions necessitate any substantial change from the approved construction documents, corrected construction drawings shall be submitted for approval along with the requisite plan review fee.
  • Correction of errors. The issuance of a permit based on construction documents and other data shall not prevent the fire code official from requiring the correction of errors in the documents submitted. The Chief Fire Marshal shall approve any addition to or alteration of approved construction documents in advance, and a new permit issued.
  • Construction documents shall be submitted in such form and detail as required by the Chief Fire Marshal and shall be prepared by a licensed design professional in accordance with New York State Department of Education regulations. All construction plans and specifications shall be stamped and signed by a New York State Licensed Engineer or a Registered Architect.
  • Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the requirements of the Fire Code of the Town of Huntington, the Fire Code of New York State, and other applicable law, rule or regulation.

The following fees are established for the installation or modification of fire alarm system equipment. If the system should fail any portion of the review, testing or inspection process, payment of the requisite fee for such service must be paid before an inspection will be rescheduled.

  • Fee exemption. The permit fee shall be waived if the owner of the property for which a construction permit is sought is a municipality, special improvement district or other entity for which real property taxes are not collected, and if the construction or use is for governmental, municipal or district purposes and is not proprietary in nature.


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