Town of Ramapo, New York
Questions? call: 845-357-5100

Building, Planning and Zoning

Ian Smith - Deputy Building Inspector

(845)-357-5100 ext. 326
smithi@ramapo-ny.gov

For general inquiries, please mail townofamapobpz@ramapo-ny.gov

 

The Town of Ramapo Building, Planning and Zoning Department reviews building permits, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals application. This department also handles fire safety matters and issues Certificates of Compliance for Fire Safety.

The Town of Ramapo Building Department works with new homeowners and long-time residents interested in building a new home, or making alterations to an existing one, as well as people wishing to do commercial construction and alterations, including change in occupancies. The department’s objective is to help make the building permit and certificate of occupancy (C.O.) process as simple as possible.

Building permits and certificates of occupancy ensure that residential and commercial properties in the Town of Ramapo meet the building codes for structural soundness and fire safety.

Community Design Review Committee

(845) 357-5100 (Ext. 269 or 283)

CDRC@ramapo-ny.gov

This committee, consisting of the Director of Building, Planning and Zoning, the Town Engineer and Town Planning Consultant, meets once a month to review applications being submitted to the Planning Board. This committee recommends changes they feel necessary prior to the applicant appearing before the Planning Board.

CDRC

Ian Smith
Alan Berman
Ed Moran
David Stolman
Michele Marzella

Planning Board

(845) 357-5100 (Ext. 269 or 283)

PlanningBoard@ramapo-ny.gov

Planning Board

Sylvain Klein, Chairperson
Leo Moster
Yakov Basch
Bracha Gobioff
Yisroel Eisenbach
Leba Berkowitz
Jose Collazo
**Ariel Dahan
**Alternate Member

The Town of Ramapo Planning Board consists of seven members and meets once a month. The Planning Board reviews and grants approvals for site plans and subdivisions. They also make recommendations to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Town Board on various zoning and planning matters.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

(845) 357-5100 (Ext. 282)

ZBA@ramapo-ny.gov

Charlene Weaver, Chairperson
Jacob Lefkowitz
Jeffrey Berkowitz
Yanali Ramirez
Dovid Leiman
Shimon Singer

The Town of Ramapo Zoning Board of Appeals consists of six members and meets once a month. The Zoning Board considers appeals for variances from the zoning ordinance, appeals of the Building Inspector, special permit applications and requests for zoning interpretations.

Architectural Review Board

(845) 357-5100

ARB@ramapo-ny.gov


Ian Smith
Alan Berman
Ed Moran
David Stolman
Debbie Farrison