512 Main Street, PO Box 728

Cairo, NY 12413

Ph. (518) 622-3120 ext. 121

Fax (518) 622-3415


Robert Fritze
Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO)



Evelyn Gabrielsen 
Zoning Enforcement Clerk (ZEC)

Office Hours: Monday -Friday  9:00am – 3:00pm    

If you wish to meet with the Zoning Enforcement Officer please call ahead to confirm he will be in the office and not out on an inspection.





The DEC has additional rules and regulations.

Please visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6191.html to obtain current Environmental Review forms and documents.

SEQR FAQS: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/93240.html


Did you know...

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

(Paraphrased from: http://cairochamberofcommerce.weebly.com/.)