Frequently Asked Questions
SEEC is here to support you in the development of your new business in Schoharie County. Reach out to SEEC’s team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-517-1700 if you have any questions or would like additional support at any step along the way.
WHAT REQUIRES A BUILDING PERMIT?
A building permit is required if you plan to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy or use of a building or structure.
WHAT IS A CHANGE OF USE?
If your business differs from the previous occupant, it may trigger a change of use. More information on changes of use can be found from the City’s Planning Department.
WHY IS THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION SO IMPORTANT?
Zoning determines such things as the specific land uses that are permitted, and dimensional standards such as the minimum lot size, minimum building setback and maximum building height.
DO I NEED A SIGN PERMIT?
Yes, your business will need a sign permit for new permanent signs.