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Village of Red Hook ZIP

(Zoning Information Packet)

Procedure for Opening a
New Business in the Village



Welcome to the Village of Red Hook. We pride ourselves in being "Business Friendly." Mayor Ed Blundell, Trustees and members of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, in cooperation with the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce, invite you to locate your new venture within the boundaries of our municipality.

Assistance is Available

Assistance is Available...

To assist in your search for a suitable location for your business within the Village of Red Hook, we have developed an information kit that outlines all the procedures involved. Working with the Village and the Chamber and following these guidelines should provide you, the valued business owner, with a rewarding and profitable experience — one that the whole community can be proud of.

Planning is the key to success...

Planning is the key to success...

Our packet contains a color-coded flow chart that outlines the logical steps you need to take before you can "OPEN FOR BUSINESS." The information sheets and forms are color coordinated as follows:

  • GREEN — Information required for Zoning Issues
  • BLUE — Information required for Building Permits
Contents of this Disk

Contents of this
Zoning Information Packet...

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You can print these files or view them on screen:

Village Building and Zoning Department Fee Schedule

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) Forms
Downloadable SEQR Forms (all PDF files)

Information for New Village Residents — General Data Sheet

Procedure for Opening a New Business — Color-coded Flow Chart
Planning Submission Outline — Checklist
Building Permit Review Procedure — Flow Chart
Owner's Consent Form - to be filed when the applicant is not the building or property owner

Application for Zoning Variance
Report From the Zoning Board of Appeals - Area Variance 
(For your reference - board must complete)
Report From the Zoning Board of Appeals - Use Variance
(For your reference - board must complete)

Requirements for a Building Permit — Checklist
Required Inspections for Building Permits — Checklist
Application for Special Permit or Site Plan
Building Permit Application

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Thank Your for Coming to the Village of Red Hook

7467 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571
Phone: 845.758.1081 ~ Fax: 845.758.5146
Village Office Hours: 9:00 - 4:00pm Mon. - Fri.
Mayor Ed Blundell
Cindi Chiarella, Village Clerk

Building & Zoning Department

  • Don Cocker, Code Enforcement Officer
    Office hours – Wednesday 11am-3pm
    - Zoning Enforcement Officer
    - Building Code Inspector
  • Clark Kimble
    - Fire Code Inspector
  • Lara Hart, Building Department Secretary

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