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Building Department Permit Applications:
(PDF Format: Print out, Fill Out and Submit to VOK Office)
1. Building Permit Application
2. Plumbing Permit Application

Contractor, Plumber and Electrician Requirements
  1. Nassau County License for contractors
    (Plumbers & Electricians to submit applicable town of NH, OB or HS license)
     Insurance (certificate holder Village of Kensington):
Form
    1. Liability
    2. Disability
    3. Workmens Comp
Accord
DB120.1
C-105.2, U26.3

        Auctions, Tag and Garage Sales and other Public Sales: Notice of any public sale must be given in writing to the village clerk at least 15 days prior to the date of the sale. Limitations and restrictions on public sales such as tag and/or garage sales as well as auctions should be reviewed in the village code book, prior to planning the sale.

        Boats, Trailers, other Recreational Vehicles, and Unlicensed Vehicles: Outdoor storage of boats, trailers, recreational vehicles and unlicensed vehicles is prohibited for more than ten consecutive days.

        Clearing of Snow and Ice, Construction Debris, or Landscaping Debris. Snow, ice, construction debris, or landscaping debris removed by the homeowner or someone working for them, may not be placed in the street, on the sidewalk or on the property of a neighbor. All such material must be contained within the homeowner’s own property and within the hedge line.

        Condition of Private Property. Houses and property must be properly maintained. Yards must be kept clean and free of garbage, building debris, litter, accumulation of brush shrubs and weeds and excessive growth of vegetation. In addition, each property owner is responsible for maintenance of the grass, hedges and other plantings located in the boundary between the owner’s land and the street, and in the easement between properties. Grass must be trimmed regularly, and hedges must be cut to regulation height and be kept free of weeds and saplings.

        Trees located within the grass strip in front of the hedge line are village trees. Village trees must be maintained in a healthy condition and kept free of weeds, and watered. The homeowner is not responsible for the trimming or removal of village trees when such is necessary. All other trees on the homeowner’s property are their sole responsibility for care and maintenance.

        Dogs: Dogs may not be allowed to run loose or disturb the peace. They must be curbed at all times and owners are subject to “pooper-scooper” requirements. Dogs must be maintained in such a manner as to prevent any noises which may disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.

        Noise: Work which is attended by loud or disturbing noises can be performed Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Construction work is not permitted on weekends.  Professional lawn maintenance can be done Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Burglar and fire alarm systems must be maintained in a manner that will prevent their continuous operation for a period in excess of thirty (30) minutes.

        The use of amplified music after 11:00 p.m. on Friday or Saturday nights is prohibited.

        Professional Offices: There are restrictions pertaining to the use of homes and accessory buildings and property. Check with the village code for specific applications. In general, however, the only home offices allowed are for the homeowner licensed under the Education Law of the State of New York to practice medicine, osteopathy, physiotherapy, dentistry, podiatry, psychology or chiropractic.

        Solicitation Within the Village. Residents who do not wish to be visited by organizations with licenses to canvas or solicit within Kensington must send written notification of this fact to the village clerk. Their name and address will be placed on a list of residents provided to the organization with the agreement that they will not be visited.

        Traffic Laws: The speed limit throughout the village is 25 m.p.h. Parking on village streets is prohibited between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a. m. Parking on the streets of Kensington at other times is limited to two hours, except in certain marked areas where parking is prohibited at all times. Cars should not be parked with wheels on the sidewalk or grass strips. Trucks and commercial vehicles are prohibited from traversing all east-west streets except when making deliveries within the Village.

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