The Rockville Centre Board of Trustees has announced that residential property owners will not have to pay the usual permit fees when rebuilding property damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
The waiver will be offered for six months and applies to “in kind” replacement construction only, not to any additional improvements, the village said in a release.
“We do not want to impose any further burden on victims of this terrible storm,” RVC Mayor Fran Murray said. “The board decided that the village would forgo these fees in order to help with the post-storm
According to the village, all proposed rebuilding work must still go through the usual permit process for construction and for all electrical and plumbing work, but the permit fees will be waived unless the property owner's insurance recovery includes the fee payment.
Details of the permit process and required documentation are on the village website.