Not since the early 1950s has Malverne experienced the current
volume of all types of construction. The good news is that the
Village has never looked more beautiful. Homes are being expanded
and remodeled using innovative design techniques and the latest
building materials. We can all be proud of this new "rebuilding
As part of our ongoing educational series to make the educated
consumer our best customer/resident, we have developed a booklet
"When Do I Need
A Permit?" (This booklet is in PDF format and requires
Adobe reader which can be obtained for free from www.adobe.com.)
This is intended to be an informative, easy to understand guide
that old and new residents alike can use. These will soon be available
at Village Hall and on the Village website.
The Building Department is always available to answer your questions
about all types of construction. We urge all residents to take advantage
of the many years of experience and training available from the inspectors.
The brand new New York State Fire Prevention, Building and Energy
Code is something we must consider and follow. Your contractor may
not be aware of the changes that the Code has brought to the industry.
You should always check with the Building Department to avoid costly
mistakes. As in any industry, there is a small percentage of contractors
who are unscrupulous and may attempt to take advantage of a client’s
lack of knowledge about construction, plumbing or electrical codes.
You may be confident that the Building Department will answer your