Town Of Poestenkill
 Code Enforcement 

Code Enforcement

This office is responsible for implementing the NYS Building

and Fire Codes, Maintaining NY Property Maintenance Codes as well as the Town of Poestenkill Code. Lynn and Paul invite you to stop in to share your thoughts and ask any questions you may have. Our normal business hours are posted on this website but we find that it is frequently more convenient for you to obtain permits or schedule inspections at other times and we always extend this courtesy to you. If possible, please call ahead and we will accommodate your schedule. Post below are Paul Barringer office hours.


Paul Barringer Office Hours:  

Monday 9am- 1:00pm ,Tuesday  8:00am-3:00pm ,Wednesday 9am-1pm and Thursday 1pm-7pm



Code Enforcer Officer
Paul Barringer
518 283-5100 ext. 102/Off hours & emergencies leave message ext. 102 or 100.
Lynn E Kane
Phone: 518 283-5100 ext.112
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

One of the most critical aspects of Code regulations and inspections is the requirement regarding detectors. These save lives. Remember to change your batteries on a regular basis. New York State Code mandates smoke detectors in every bedroom and in the hallway and on each floor level including the basement. The carbon monoxide detector is required on the lowest level where there is a bedroom

Fire Prevention

Regarding wood stoves and gas stoves - BE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY VENTED AND KEPT CLEAN. Keep proper distances of combustible materials. Don't forget to extinguish candles and never leave them unattended.

In Ground Pools

In ground pools must be enclosed with a minimum of a four (4) foot high fence with a self locking gate.

Above Ground Pools

Above ground pools must have a removable ladder. If the entrance to the pool is from a deck, then the deck must have a removable stairs or locking gate. All pools in New York State are required to have an alarm.