Code Enforcer

Office hours

Clerk - Monday-Friday


CEO - By Appointment Only

Please email OR leave a voicemail OR visit during open hours

Code Enforcement Officer / Building Inspector

Town Hall
4 Proctor Road
P.O. Box 397
Eldred, NY 12732

tel: 845-557-8203
fax: 845-557-0257

Code Enforcement Clerk
  • Helene Hoffmann

Zoning Districts

H-C = Hamlet – Commercial District

R-1 = Residential District

R-2 = Residential – Agricultural District

WLRD = Washington Lake Resort District

RCFD = Rural Commercial Floating District


Zoning Map (March 18, 2014)

Building Department Applications & Permits

Guide to Permits
Review frequently asked questions for projects of all types.

Building Permit Application

Building Requirements

Requirements for Insurance

Logging Permit Application

Planning Board Application
To be used for Site Plan & Special Use Permit Applications, Lot Improvement of Sub-Division, SEQR Form (Part 1)

Short-Term Residential Rental Permit Application


Culvert Permits
Must be obtained from the proper authorities including Town of Highland, County of Sullivan or New York Stated DOT — which ever would be appropriate in the individual case.

Driveway Permits
Contact Highland Highway Superintendent (845) 557-6257 for details.


Septic System Application
On completion of project, a letter from the Engineer stating that the Septic System has been installed as per plans must be presented before a Certificate of Compliance is issued.

Well Permit Application
No Certificate of Occupancy will be issued without the return of this document filled out with the accurate data.

NY State Unified Solar Permit Application
Upon approval of this application and supporting documentation a permit will be provided for an eligible solar photovoltaic (PV) installation.

Design Handbook

The Design Handbook, was originally printed in 1990 and was recently updated in 2014.

The handbook is based on a set of federal guidelines, the Upper Delaware Land and Water Use Guidelines (often referred to as only Guidelines), that apply within the river corridor. It explains these technical guidelines using plain English and lots of illustrations. But the Land and Water Use Guidelines remain the definitive source and we recommend that you refer to pages 114-134 of the Final River Management Plan. (Note that contact information in the Handbook may be outdated.)

Upper Delaware River Management Plan

Download the Final River Management Plan, dated November 1986, for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is available as a pdf file on-line at the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River website. (Note that the pdf file is 221 pages and 19.9 MB in size, so it may take awhile to download.)

For a pdf copy of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Final River Management Plan, dated November 1986, on a CD, please contact the UDC office by phone at 845-252-3022 or email.

See other Park Planning resources