3454 Route 55
P.O. Box 300
White Lake, NY 12786
Phone: (845) 583-4350 ext. 105
Fax: (845) 583-4710
Bette Jean Gettel, Enforcement Officer
Gregg Semenetz, Building Inspector
All applications are listed on our Forms Page.
The Building Inspector issues building permits for any construction which is structural in nature in the Town of Bethel. Examples would be decks, pools, screen porches, sheds, additions, alterations, re-roofing, generators, new homes, septic and wells, etc. Always check to see if a permit is required before performing any work. Licensed electricians are required in Sullivan County. Forms for the Building Department are available on the Forms Page.
Construction without a necessary permit is a violation on your property. Fees are based upon cost of construction and type of permit.
Upon receipt of a building permit, during the building process, inspections are required, and a final inspection is necessary by the Building Inspector, before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued. Some structures were built prior to the requirement of Certificates of Occupancy and are handled case by case.
Use of any structure without a Certificate of Occupancy constitutes a violation on your property. If you try to sell your property, or re-finance, the bank or financial institution will require that you provide them with a copy of your Certificate of Occupancy.
The Planning Board meets on the 1st Monday of every month 7:00 p.m. Worksession and 7:30 p.m. Meeting. This is an eight member volunteer board. The Planning Board makes decisions on subdivision and special use permit applications. Meetings are held at the Dr. Duggan Community Center, 3460 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786. For minutes and agendas go to the Meetings/Minutes/Agendas Page. For application and member listing go to our Forms Page.
The Zoning Board meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. This is a seven member volunteer board. The Zoning Board makes decision on variance applications. Meetings are held at the Dr. Duggan Community Center, 3460 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786. For minutes and agendas to the Meetings/Minutes/Agendas Page. For application and member listing go to our Forms Page.