It is the City of Schenectady Building Department's policy that if a contractor is hired to do a project (no matter how big or how small), the contractor is responsible for applying for the required permit - NOT THE HOMEOWNER.The contractor needs to complete the application and submit all required documents necessary for the project.
For more information or guidance about permits visit the Building Permits page or contact the Office of Code Enforcement at 518-382-5050
This is a list of local contractors compiled by the City’s Office of Affirmative Action & Department of Development. This is not a list of “Preferred” Contractors and is not to be considered a referral of any kind.
The City of Schenectady's Local Contractor's list is updated on quarterly basis. by the Department of Development and the Office of Affirmative Action. *Lists will be cleared in the month of August of each year and will require re-registry.
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is committed to New York State’s goal of providing greater opportunities to Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). Minority and women owned businesses are encouraged to become certified as such with New York State.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
NYSERDA has created a statewide network of partners who offer energy efficiency solutions that can help reduce your energy usage and costs. Find out more by clicking this link: NYSERDA Contractors and partners
Congress established the Section 3 policy to guarantee that the employment and other economic opportunities created by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs should, if possible, be directed toward low- and very-low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing
The Opportunity Portal helps match Section 3 Workers to jobs and training opportunities and Section 3 Businesses to contracting opportunities.