Supervisor's Message -


Welcome to the Town of Haverstraw web site!

The Town Board and I hope that the information provided to you will assist you and inform you about Town Government and the services that we render and also discover the opportunities and amenities that the Town of Haverstraw offers to our residents.

Our website will keep you updated on the many recreational and cultural activities that have been scheduled.

I am proud to be the Supervisor of the Town of Haverstraw. Haverstraw is rich in its history, its culture and its people. It is a great place to live and learn. Our future is bright and there are many things happening in Haverstraw which include the County Waterfront Park, development of a town park in the unincorporated area, youth and senior activities and much more.

Please feel free to contact me at the Haverstraw Town Hall with any questions or comments you may have. 845-429-2200 or fax 845-429-4701.




Howard T. Phillips Jr.

Town of Haverstraw

George T. Behn Jr.
Building Inspector
Direct Line: 845 942-3710

Eric Desch
Deputy Building Inspector
Direct Line: 845 942-3710

Lori Soto
Building Dept. Admin

Each year, the Town of Haverstraw's Building Department receives hundreds of calls from both new homeowners and long-time residents interested in building a new house or adding to an existing one as well as those wishing to do commercial construction and alterations including change in occupancies. We welcome these calls and are glad to help make the building permit and certificate of occupancy (C.O.) process as quick and simple as possible.

Building permits and C.O.'s are your assurance and ours, that your house and the buildings and stores you visit in the Town of Haverstraw meet the building codes for structural soundness and fire safety.

In order to help you further understand what kinds of construction and repairs require building permits and C.O.'s, we are publishing this guide. I think it will help answer most of your questions but if anything is unclear, please feel free to call the Building Department at (845) 429-2200.

Questions about Fire Permits, Burning Permits, Fire Inspections or Sprinkler Systems? Please contact the Town of Haverstraw Building Inspector at (845) 429-2200.