Village of New Hyde Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of New Hyde Park 12-7-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 57.
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 61.
Explosives — See Ch. 96.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 139.
Zoning — See Ch. 195.

§ 71-1 Permit required.

No building, structure or other improvement shall be demolished unless a permit to do so has been approved by the Building Inspector and issued by the Village Clerk of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park.

§ 71-2 Applications.

Applications for demolition permits shall be obtained from the Village Clerk, and all questions and information thereon must be answered, supplied and filed with the Building Inspector.

§ 71-3 Requirements.

No permit shall be issued unless and until there is first submitted to the Building Inspector, in form and content satisfactory to him, the following:
A sewer disconnection permit, where premises are connected to a sewer.
State and county and town permits, where required.
All utility shutoff consents, in writing, including but not limited to water, gas and electricity, where premises are served by utilities.
A proposed water source for wet down to control dust or other particles or debris which may emanate from the premises.
An insurance policy as provided in § 71-4.

§ 71-4 Insurance.

A policy of insurance shall be supplied at the cost and expense of the applicant or owner of the property as follows:
Types of policies which may be used:
Owners' or contractors' protective liability.
Contingent policy.
Manufacturers' and contractors' liability.
A policy must be issued as follows:
Assured: Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park.
Address: 1420 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, New York 11040.
Limit: $500,000/$1,000,000 bodily injury; $50,000 property damage.
Location. The location shall be the specific location where work is to be performed, or it may read "Anywhere in the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York."
Original policy. The original policy must be filed with the Building Inspector of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park with proof of payment of the premium.

§ 71-5 Provisions for areas not to be filled in.

[Amended 11-1-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
If the application indicates that excavated areas are not to be filled in and leveled, then the following work shall be done within two days after demolition is completed:
A chain link fence shall be erected around the entire perimeter of the premises with a minimum height of seven feet in all commercial zones and four feet in all residential zones. Such fences shall be maintained in a neat and clean condition, and no signs, advertising or promotional matter shall be affixed or permitted to remain thereon. The height requirements set forth in this section may be varied only in the discretion of the Superintendent of Buildings upon good cause shown.
The chain link fences provided for in this section shall be maintained until the foundation upon the subject lot is capped and backfilled.

§ 71-6 Premises to be left clear and safe.

Premises must be cleared of debris and left in a safe condition.

§ 71-7 Compliance required; fees.

No permit will be issued unless compliance is had with all of the above rules and regulations and payment of the fee for demolition permit is made as follows:
Commercial: $250.
Residential: $50.
Combination of commercial and residential: $300.

§ 71-8 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 11-16-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999[1]]
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful and a criminal offense. Each such offense is hereby designated a Class B misdemeanor as defined in Article IIA of Chapter 1 of the Village Code, and every such misdemeanor shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of Subsections D, E and F of § 1-27 of that article.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it would take effect 12-1-1999.