As individuals make their New Year’s resolutions, Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino introduced that he’s delivering on his personal decision to assist householders get monetary savings whereas making certain the protection of their houses by waiving penalty charges for property homeowners whose homes have been improved with out required city constructing permits. The Supervisor, joined by Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Councilmen Gary Hudes and Anthony D’Esposito, mentioned his proposal that might go into impact on January 11th, pending city board approval on the January 10th city board assembly. The proposal would successfully slash the price of constructing permits in half for property homeowners whose homes have undergone upgrades equivalent to dormers and additions with out first securing the required permits and city approvals.
“We’re inviting residents to make a New Year’s resolution to get building permits for construction projects that were completed on their properties without first securing needed permits,” stated Santino. “To help make this resolution easier, we are slashing the cost for permits for ‘already completed’ home improvements by 50 percent. It is important to secure building permits and have associated inspections performed to ensure that work has been performed properly and that residents’ homes are safe.”
From January 11th by May ninth, householders will have the ability to file for a constructing allow software to take care of current dwelling enhancements that lack mandatory city approvals with out incurring the standard penalty for such permits. These permits, generally often called “maintain” permits, ordinarily entail a charge that’s double the quantity charged for a allow issued upfront of performing development at a house.
Town officers indicated that residents may save as a lot as $1,500 in comparison with the price of securing a constructing allow absent the amnesty program. The price of constructing permits are predicated on the worth of the enhancements/development to be carried out. For instance, the price of securing a “maintain” allow for a dormer valued at $100,000 could be $3,370 previous to the amnesty program. During the amnesty interval, the identical allow would price the property proprietor $1,685.
“This building permit amnesty program will save homeowners money and encourage them to get the required permits,” stated Goosby. “It’s a good program, and I encourage everyone who is eligible to take advantage.”
Santino harassed the significance of securing constructing permits within the curiosity of security. He famous that improper work that lacks permits and related city inspections may have lethal penalties for householders and their households.
“Faulty electrical work can present a fire hazard, an improperly installed water heater could result in carbon monoxide poisoning and a ‘botched’ plumbing job may result in a flooded home or contaminated water,” acknowledged Santino. “Get your permits during this amnesty period and keep your family safe.”
It is straightforward to ‘do the right thing’ and safeguard your house throughout this amnesty interval,” stated Hudes. “Now is the time to act.”