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How do I know what district I live in?

A Zoning map, which illustrates the Zoning districts, is available on-line from the Village website. Sackets Harbor Zoning and Subdivision Law – Sackets Harbor, NY (

What forms must be submitted for a Zoning Permit?

General Zoning application for activities outside the Historic Preservation Overlay District along with a sketch plan. General Zoning Application with site-plan review for activities within the Historic Preservation Overlay District.  A NYS Long-form Environmental Form is also required.

How long does it take for a permit and cost? Can I fill it out online?

A basic permit cost $35 and generally can be reviewed and approved within a few days. If the application has to be reviewed by the Planning Board- Please submit original and 6 copies of the application.  Applications requiring site-plan review by the Planning Board cost $50.  Applications must be submitted 14 days prior to a … Continued

Do I need a permit for a shed? A fence?

Sheds and fences are structures that require a permit.  Sheds must meet setback dimensions from property lines.  Placement should be illustrated on a site-map submitted with an application. Sheds and fences erected within the Historic Preservation Overlay District are subject to site-plan review and approval by the Planning Board.

When is a Zoning Permit required?

 Our Zoning Law states: “No building or structure shall be erected, enlarged or demolished, no use shall be instituted, changed, or enlarged, and no other action governed by this Local Law shall be initiated until a zoning permit has been issued.” In simple terms Zoning relates to use of a property and the footprint of … Continued

Is there a public parking lot?

There are a few public parking lots available in the Village. The largest is located on W. Main St. There is public parking available at the Visitor’s Center located at 301 W Main St. Additional parking can be found around the public boat launch.

Where do I report for jury duty?

If you have been called for jury duty at the Town of Hounsfield Justice Court, you will report to the Town of Hounsfield courtroom located at 411 W. Washington St. in Sackets Harbor. 

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