Rouses Point
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The Village


Code, Policies & Code Enforcement Officer


The Village of Rouses Point has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the village, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the village. The recording of local law is an aspect of municipal history, and as the community develops and changes, review and revision of old laws and consideration of new laws, in the light of current trends, must keep pace. The orderly collection of these records is an important step in this ever-continuing process. Legislation must be more than mere chronological enactments reposing in the pages of old records. It must be available and logically arranged for convenient use and must be kept up-to-date. It was with thoughts such as these in mind that the Board of Trustees ordered the following codification of the village's legislation.

Click the seal or line for the link to the Village of Rouses Point Code. 



The Board of Trustees may enact legislation either by resolution or local law.  State laws and Village rules of procedure require a resolution or a local law to be used for a particular action.  A local law is the highest form of legislation for the Village.  The power to enact a local law is granted to local governments by the New York State Constiution and are subject to certain limitations.  A local law has the same effect as an act of the New York State Legislature. Adopting a resolution requires the least amount of formality.  Unless required by state law, resolutions may be adopted without any waiting period, without notifiying the public, and without holding a public hearing.  Resolutions are used for actions concerning the day-to-day operations of the village.  The following are some Village policies adopted and amended by resolutions that address varies day-to-day operations of the Village:


The Village of Rouses Point is a zoned community, with subdivision regulations, site plan review, and a zoning plan and ordinance.  Clifford J. Sterling is the Village Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Rouses Point.
Clifford can be reached at 518-297-5502 ext. 328 or at 518-569-9854 (cell), or by e-mail at or for information concerning building permits, code enforcement issues or zoning requirements.


Below are the Code Enforcement Officer's downloadable forms.  Adobe Reader is required to view and print forms, instruction files and any other PDF files found throughout this website.  To obtain the latest version of the free Adobe Reader, please visit the Adobe Web site. 


Village of Rouses Point
139 Lake Street, P.O. Box 185 • Rouses Point, New York 12979
Office Hours: M-F
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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