Mayor Mike Spano Orders Yonkers Housing & Building Permit Fees Waived for Hurricane Sandy Damage Repair
YONKERS, NY – November 14, 2012 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today ordered the Department of Housing & Buildings to waive all permit fees directly relating to the repair of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Mayor also announced an expedited permitting process to prevent delays in critical repair work.
“With power now restored and clean-up operations wrapping up, we continue to focus on making sure those who had damage to property receive the assistance needed to make repairs and return their lives back to normal as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Spano.
Building, electrical, plumbing and sign permits filed with the Department of Housing & Buildings before December 1st, 2012 will not be charged a fee. Residents must include with their permit application a notarized letter stating that the damage was caused by Hurricane Sandy. The Department of Housing & Buildings will inspect the damaged property prior to the issuance of a permit.
Residents may obtain a permit by submitting an application at www.yonkersny.gov and clicking on DOHB Sandy Damage Repair Permits located at the top of the page or by contacting the Department of Housing & Buildings at (914) 377-6500.