Departments Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement/Building Inspection/Zoning Administrator

The Office of Code Enforcement and Building Inspector has the responsibility for applying and enforcing all relevant town zoning and town codes, as well as enforcing the various building codes of the State of New York. The office a part-time office and you are encouraged to contact Treavor Gilday to schedule an appointment.

PLEASE NOTE – you are responsible to obtain a building permit BEFORE undertaking any construction or demolition covered by either NYS Building Codes or Town Codes. If you are unsure if a permit is needed please contact this office.

Effective 01/01/2022 all plans should be submitted on 11″x 17″ along with a digital copy. 

Please note there is a new application for PV Systems less than 25 KW.

Most building in the town need a building permit. Please contact the building inspector regarding you project before you start. Permits can take 2 weeks or more during the busy construction season. Please plan accordingly. If you need Zoning Board approval for your project it may take 2 months or more.

The Building Inspector has the responsibility and requirement to perform the inspections listed below, but the applicant must notify the Building Inspector for the inspections:

1. Foundation Footings BEFORE the pouring of concrete.

2. Foundation BEFORE backfill

3. Septic System BEFORE backfill. Be sure there is adequate water to test the level of the distribution box.

4. Plumbing, heating, framing and electrical BEFORE closing in framework. Electrical inspections are conducted by a third party inspector.

5. Prior to any occupancy, final inspection for Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required. BEFORE residing in the dwelling a CO must be obtained, there are no exceptions.

  • Issuance of Building Permits and subsequent inspections
  • Septic Inspections and Septic Permits
  • Review of applcations filed before the
  • Zoning Board and Planning Board
  • Galway Code compliance activities

Max Luetters – Building Inspector ([email protected])
Phone: 518-514-8012



Max Luetters, Building Inspector/ Code Enforcement Officer

5910 Sacandaga Road
Galway, NY 12074
Phone: Cell 518-514-8012
Town Hall 518 882-6070 ext. 19


Hours are M-F. Please contact Max in advance due to time he may be doing field work out in the community. 

Fax: 518-882-6090
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]


Hours are M-Friday. It is advisable to contact the office ahead before coming to Town Hall, in case of a last minute schedule change.

Arranging for inspections: Applicants are responsible for scheduling required inspection(s). Permission to schedule inspections can be given to the contractors, however, failure to request any required inspection can/may prevent the issuance of the required Certificate of Occupancy.

Inspections can be arranged by calling Max at 518-514-8012 or by call the Code Enforcement Office at 518-882-6070 extension 19. At least 24 hour notice is required for inspections.