ZONING DEPARTMENT

Robert Fritze
Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO)

512 Main Street, PO Box 728, Cairo, NY 12413

Email is the best way to communicate with the Zoning Enforcement Officer. Please provide the Tax map number of the property that you are inquiring about along with as much information as possible.  zoningofficer@townofcairo.com

Office Hours: Monday -Thursday  9:00am – 1:00pm    

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.

Ph. (518) 622-3120 ext. 121, Fax (518) 622-3415

If the Zoning Enforcement Officer is unavailable you can contact someone in the Code Enforcement/Building Department.

 

911 House numbers:

New York State building code requires that homes and businesses be identified with the appropriate 911 numbers so that emergency responders can respond in a timely fashion. If you don’t have a 911 #, contact Greene County 911 at 518-622-2739.

2015 International Property Maintenance Code, as adopted by NYS: “304.3 Premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).”

 

 

 

ZONING NEWS:

On June 11th, 2018 the Zoning Board of Appeals corrected an error on the Zoning Map.

Parcel 101.00-5-36 was located in 3 different zoning districts: Hamlet-Cairo, RR and Main Street Commercial.  The ZBA designated the entire parcel as Hamlet-Cairo.

This change was made pursuant to “SECTION II. ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONING DISTRICTS, B. Interpretation of District Boundaries”.

 

Did you know facts.

Did you know...

The Catskill Creek tributaries that run through Cairo harbor some of the best kept secret spots for brook trout fishing in the northeast.

The Bowery Creek rises east of Windham High Peak in the northern part of the town of Cairo. It flows for 6 miles until it joins the Catskill just west of Freehold.

The Shingle Kill rises west of Blackhead, running through Round Top, and joining up with Trout Brook south of Purling. It continues down through the center of Cairo and meets the Creek downstream from the Woodstock dam.

(Photo from: Matt Bechtold.)