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Hempstead Town Building Department Coming to Area

Specialists will be on hand to answer any questions residents may have about rebuilding.

The following is from the Town of Hempstead:

Specialists from the Town of Hempstead Building Department will be stationed inside the TOH Building Dept. "Mobile Walk-in Center," which will be brought to Number Six School on Tuesday and the Five Towns Community Center in Inwood on Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. to assist Five Towns residents seeking to rebuild or reconstruct homes damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

These knowledgeable representatives of the TOH Building Department will be there to answer questions related to building permits, inspections, construction, Federal Emergency Management Agency-related services, and assist with completing and submitting TOH building permit applications.

The Mobile Town Building Department program was established by TOH
Supervisor Kate Murray immediately after Hurricane Sandy to help
expedite restoration in the many South Shore communities, such as the Five Towns, affected by one of Long Island’s worst natural disasters. To further assist with the rebuilding process, the Hempstead Town Building Department waived permit fees for storm-related structural repairs conforming to original dimensions and specifications, commonly referred to as “in-kind” repairs/replacement.

Building permits are required for all structural repairs and alterations to structures within the Town of Hempstead. By waiving these fees, the town is helping residents save up to $2,500 for a permit. Permit fees have also been waived for temporary housing trailers that are often used in the wake of home fires or similar emergencies.

The fee waiver program is expected to run for six months from the date of the storm (October 29, 2012).

For more information, please call Hempstead Town Councilman James Darcy at (516) 489-5000, or Legislator Howard Kopel at (516) 571-6207

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