Do I need to obtain a permit to put in a driveway?
Yes. In order to lower the curb to put in a driveway you need to obtain a Curb Cut Permit from the Department of Engineering, Room 205, City Hall. The application for this permit includes a small diagram of your property with measurements. We also require a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the City of Schenectady as additionally insured to be on file in our office and a $50 fee. (Homeowner and/or contractor should call their insurance carrier for the Certificate of Insurance.)

Please Note: While the Curb Cut Permit is issued through the Department of Engineering, you may also need a permit from the Building Inspector’s Office. For more information, please call 518-382-5050.

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1. Do I need a permit to have a dumpster placed on my property?
2. Do I need to obtain a permit to put in a driveway?
3. I want to hang a sign/awning outside of my business and over the City right-of-way, do I need a permit?
4. Do I need a permit to install a new driveway, patio or other hard, nonporous surface on my property?