Development Department

New Hours

Effective November 10, 2021 - the Development Department will close to the public at 3:30 PM each day to allow for administrative processing.  Public hours will be 8:45AM - 3:30PM Monday thru Friday.

Town Hall Reservations

Although Town Hall is open to the public, reservations are strongly encouraged. You can make a reservation up to seven days in advance with the Town Clerk/Receiver of Taxes, Justice Court,  the Assessor, Recreation and Parks, and the Building and Development Department.  Reservations will be given priority over residents who just walk into Town Hall for transactions.

SCHEDULE-APPOINTMENT IconFor the convenience and safety of our residents and staff, most of our transactions can be completed via mail, email, by calling us or using this website. 

The best way to reach us is to email building@mynewcastle.org

Building and Development Department Appointments

We encourage all applicants to continue to use the Bldg. Dept. dropbox located in the lobby next  to the Police Dept, to drop off all filings, revised plans, etc.   We encourage real estate agents to continue to submit requests for records through e-mail (Building@mynewcastle.org).   Appointments with the building inspector can be done by calling the Building and Development Department.  We cannot accept online scheduling for the building inspector as he is often not in the office.

  • Filing of permits (please make sure you have a copy of all licenses – we are unable to make a copy of your license).
  • Review Building Dept. Records (Please submit FOIl request to the Town Clerk prior to your visit)
  • Submission of PB and ZBA materials and fees
  • Submission of Building and Engineering supporting documents

How to Make a Reservation

You can make a reservation online by using our scheduling form and selecting a time, or by calling the department.  

Divisions

The Development Department consists of the combination of four existing departments under one umbrella. These divisions consist of the:

  • Building Division
  • Engineering Division
  • Planning Division
  • Zoning Division

Staff

The eleven staff from each of these divisions work cooperatively together under the supervision of the Director of Planning to implement the functions within each of the Divisions consists of:

  • Assistant Building Inspector
  • Assistant Planner
  • Board of Architectural Review Secretary
  • Building Inspector
  • Deputy Town Engineer
  • Director of Planning
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Planning Board Secretary
  • Zoning Board Secretary  

Purpose

The Development Department provides staff support to the:

  • Beautification Advisory Board
  • Board of Architectural Review
  • Conservation Board
  • Environmental Review Board
  • Planning Board
  • Town Board
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

Responsibilities

Administrative responsibility for the Development Department is vested in the Director of Planning. The Building Division and the Engineering Division serve as the building, zoning and code enforcement division of the Town Government.