Can I have a basement apartment?
Basement apartments are not allowed by Town Code. A basement apartment is defined as any separate and contained living space in the basement. A basement is the portion of the building having its floor below ground level.

A basement space becomes an illegal apartment when a kitchen is added. You can have a bedroom in the basement without a kitchen as long as the ceiling height is at least 7 feet 6 inches and there is an egress window in that room.

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1. Does the Building Division accept credit card payments?
2. What is the fax number for the Building Division?
3. How do I get a copy of my Certificate of Occupancy?
4. How can I get a copy of my survey?
5. How can I find out where the cesspools are located on my property?
6. Can I have a basement apartment?
7. I would like to build a front porch on my house. What is the required distance I need to be from the street?
8. If someone in my neighborhood is re-doing their existing driveway, is a building permit required and how close to the edge of the property line are they permitted to go?