Building, Planning & Zoning

Responsibility for the oversight of this department is assigned to Gary E. Beck, Jr., Building Inspector. This office administers building regulations, as well as planning and zoning code, it develops and provides staff support for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Department staff addresses Planning, Zoning Enforcement, Zoning Variances, Zoning issues, Ordinance Enforcement including Construction Codes, Property Maintenance Code and Special Use Permits.

The Building Department consists of Building Inspector Gary E. Beck, Jr. and Deputy inspectors who issue all building permits, performs construction inspection, issues Certificates of Occupancy when appropriate, and enforces the Building Code of New York State, and pertinent sections of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances.

All electrical, plumbing, and heating work performed in the City of Poughkeepsie must be performed by licensed individuals or firms. This division regulates and issues the appropriate licenses for Electricians and Plumbers. A list of licensed providers is available on the Downloads page or by contacting the department at the main contact number.

Hard at Work!

New Dunkin Donuts on Main St. &  Market St.

New Dunkin Donuts on Main St. & Market St.

The City of Poughkeepsie Building Department has been hard at work issuing Building Permits and Public Assembly Permits to the wonderful new businesses that are opening right here in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Blue Collar Brewery, Inc. on Cottage St.

Blue Collar Brewery, Inc. on Cottage St.

A special congratulations to Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of Main & Market Streets on their successful opening and to the Blue Collar Brewery at 40 Cottage Street for choosing the City of Poughkeepsie to do business!  It has been a pleasure working with these establishments seeing them through, from looking at blueprints to their final inspections!

Plumbing and Electrical Test

The Plumbing and Electrical test will be given 9:00am on April 4, 2015 at City Hall,  City of Poughkeepsie – 62 Civic Center Plaza – 3rd Floor

For additional information about plumbing tests, please visit:

For additional information about electrical tests, please visit:

For additional information about other construction trade tests, please visit:

Office Hours & Location

City Hall
62 Civic Center Plaza – 2nd Floor
8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday

Contact Information

Main Business Contact
Kathy Rodriguez
Municipal Secretary
(845) 451-4007
(845) 451-4006  FAX

Nancy Fedorchak
Administrative Assistant
(845) 451-4055
(845) 451-4006 FAX

Gary E. Beck, Jr.
Building Inspector
(845) 451-4007

Eric Philipp
Deputy Building Inspector

Ed Peters
Deputy Building Inspector

Don Cocker
Deputy Building Inspector

Judy Knauss
Deputy Zoning Administrator