Building, Planning & Zoning

Please note Summer Hours (July & August) are 8 am- 4 pm Monday through Friday

The Building Department conducts inspections each day until 3:00 PM. Inspections are required to be called in 24 hours in advance. Permits are accepted each day until 4:00 PM.

Responsibilities & Services

The Town of Malta has established a Department of Building and Planning in order to provide effective and efficient administration of laws relating to planning, zoning, fire safety and prevention, building construction, the environment, comprehensive planning and other such areas the Town Board may deem appropriate in the Town of Malta

The Building & Planning Department is also responsible for all matters pertaining to the interpretation and application of the Town's zoning ordinances. Town Planners prepare or coordinate the preparation of information that leads to the update of the Town map, Zoning map, and the Comprehensive Plan. Town Planners also serve as staff for the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Board, as well as others, and are Stormwater Management Officers. 

Contact Before You Start

The Department of Building and Planning should be contacted prior to starting any project that effects one of the areas noted above. Generally, a permit is required for any structural, electrical, plumbing, energy, swimming pool, or out-building construction work performed. Permit and application forms are available at Town Hall, online, or may be requested by calling the Department at 518-899-2685.