Generally speaking interior work/actions do not involve any Zoning issues. It only becomes an issue if the proposed action changes the footprint of the building or outward appearance of a building in the Historic Overlay District. Some interior work, like bathrooms may require a Building Permit.
FAQ Topic: Permits & licensing
The Village only issues Zoning Permits. Zoning Permits cover adherence to the provisions of the Village Zoning Law…Generally speaking use, footprint, and within the Historic Overlay District, the outward appearance and materials used. A Building Permit is issued by the County and makes sure the action is in adherence with the NYS Building and Fire … Continued
Fees vary depending on the level of review. Fees are established to cover the Village’s administrative costs. Current fees for “routine” actions/reviews are: $35 basic Zoning Permit $50 for a Zoning Permit requiring Planning Board or Zoning Board Review $85 for applications requiring both Planning Board and Zoning Board review. Complex reviews may have fees … Continued
The Planning Board is responsible for creating a list of acceptable materials and colors within the Historic Overlay District. Generally speaking any color within the “historic palette” of most commercial paint manufacturers would likely be acceptable.
Death certificates are available for deaths within the Village at the Village Clerk’s Office. Death Certificates are $10 for each copy.
All fences require a permit. A fence is considered a structure and the construction of all structures within the Village require a Zoning Permit.
Yes, there are not setbacks for fences/walls, however, our Zoning Law requires that the finished side shall face outward, there are height and material restrictions, and fencing cannot be constructed in manner that can constitute a hazard. Generally speaking it is advised that fencing not be placed within easements or right-of-ways or closer than 10 … Continued
Sheds require the same setbacks as the principal structure, except that accessory structures not used for human habitation, having a footprint less than 120 square feet, do not exceed 12 feet in height, or are not used for the housing of animals may encroach halfway into the required setbacks.
The Village of Sackets Harbor does not have specific language regarding the keeping of chickens like many other communities do. Therefore they are looked upon as pets.
In addition to the standard Zoning Permit Application a NYS Long-form SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) form (Part 1) is required. Additional materials like elevations, catalog cuts of materials used are advised and may be required. Zoning Applications are available from the Village office or Click here.