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Does anyone know anything about planning/building codes?

I want to build something like this:
http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm
and:
http://www.thatroundhouse.info/

I have a piece of land, and I have a simple blueprint of the house, but I have no where to start! I live in a little hick town called altmar in New York. Does anyone know what I have to do first? I want to make it as green as possible. No cement, just straw bales and earthen plaster. I appreciate any help and or advice.

Thanks!

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Rebekahs_Mommy

Asked by Rebekahs_Mommy at 9:37 PM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • It varies from city to city, town to town. You need to call you planning office to find out.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:53 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I did email someone once, and they said that it didnt matter what we built it out of as long as it was up tp fire code. They sent me this paper, but I must have accidentily deleted it...
    Rebekahs_Mommy

    Answer by Rebekahs_Mommy at 10:35 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I have been looking all over the net to find out where my local planning office is. I have no idea. and i guess neither does the interwebs!
    Rebekahs_Mommy

    Answer by Rebekahs_Mommy at 10:55 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Go to your local city hall. They will tell you what, if anything, you need to do before you start
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:27 AM on Jul. 26, 2009

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