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Putnam County

Office of Consumer Affairs

Important Notices

The Putnam County Plumbing/Mechanical Trades Board, a nine-member VOLUNTARY board, is seeking applications for an open board position. Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of one evening meeting per month. Applicants must be either a Putnam County resident OR a Putnam County registered Plumbing/Mechanical Trades journeyman OR be an owner/licensed Master Tradesman of a Plumbing/Mechanical Trades business located in Putnam County, fire sprinkler experience preferred.

Please submit résumé and letter of interest to:
Putnam County Plumbing/Mechanical Trades Board Secretary
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512

At the September 2023 meeting, the Plumbing & Mechanical Trades Board modified licensing requirements for Master Fire Sprinkler Installers and Master Fire Sprinkler Inspectors with regards to NICET certifications.  Please see the attached memo for more information.

The Putnam County Home Improvement Board, a nine-member VOLUNTARY board, is seeking applications for an open Board position. Applicants for the position must either be a resident of Putnam County or own a business within the County AND must be able to commit to a minimum of one evening meeting per month. The position does not require experience in the home improvement field.

Please submit resumé and letter of interest to:
Putnam County Home Improvement Board
110 Old Route 6, Building #3
Carmel, NY 10512

Attention All Contractors & Tradesmen

Please see the attached memo regarding our new licensing database and the changes to your license and registration numbers.

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Mission Statement

In collaboration with other county and state agencies, trades boards and local businesses, the mission of Consumer Affairs is to protect consumers and businesses from fraudulent enterprises and business practices; enhance consumer safety; strictly enforce consumer legislation; support competitive business practices; provide consumer education and information; and strengthen the consumer and business voices.

  • Michael Budzinski


Office of Consumer Affairs

Services Offered

Electrical Board
To regulate, control, and review the licensing of Master, Special & Reciprocal Electricians; Limited Data Communication Technicians, as well as Journeymen and Helpers. To protect the life and property of Putnam County residents through the installation and repair of electrical wiring by persons with experience and training in the business of installing, altering or repairing wiring and appliances for electric light, heat power or signaling systems.

Learn about upcoming board meetings for Electrical, Home Improvement, & Plumbing boards. 

Home Improvement
Owning a home is a serious financial investment that requires general upkeep, emergency repairs and optionally, remodeling. To get the job done, consumers look to home improvement contractors, plumbers, electricians, landscapers and other trades to perform the necessary work. Before undertaking any repair or improvement, regardless the size, homeowners should follow some basic steps in procuring the services they need, but also understand their legal rights and the protections within that context.
Forms & Applications
Looking for a specific form in order to register your business and more? Click the learn more button to access our library.
Plumbing Board
To issue County wide Plumbing, Heating, HVAC, Well Drilling, Pump Installers, Water Treatment and LP Gas Installers Licenses and Certification to related trades. The Plumbing and Mechanical Trades Board has cognizance and control of granting, issuing, suspending, revoking and canceling all licenses to engage in trades, business or calling of various trades under this board
Federal / State Agencies

We provide a list of vetted Federal & State agencies that can help you. 

Weights & Measures
The mission of the Division of Weights & Measures shall be to pursue equity in all markets through education of consumers and providers in conjunction with Weights & Measures inspections, motor fuel quality testing, item pricing and scanner accuracy, with complaints resolution and enforcement for violations when appropriate.
Consumer Complaints

We are committed to prevent, reduce or eliminate unlicensed activity and other harmful conduct that pose a threat to the health, safety and welfare of Putnam County residents.

Electrical Board




  • Office | 845.808.1617 x46025

  • Address | 110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3 Carmel, NY 10512

  • Fax | 845.808.1929

Lists of Licensed Electricians

Board Members

  • William Rossiter – Chairman
  • Andrew Pidala – Vice Chairman
  • Robert Counihan
  • Carlos Daeira
  • Charles Gorges
  • Ronald Massaro
  • John Morrison
  • Carmine (Tony) Ricci, Jr.
  • Ronald Williams
  • Athena Arvan - Confidential Secretary

Electrical Inspection Agencies

State Wide Inspection Services, Inc. (SWIS)
8 North Lawn Avenue
Elmsford, New York 10523
Inspector Frank Farina
Inspector Fred Morello
Phone: (914) 909-4471
Click Here for SWIS Permit Application

New York Electrical Inspection Services (NYEIS)
150 White Plains Road, Suite 104
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Inspector Ed Odell
Phone: (914) 347-4390
Click Here for NYEIS Permit Application

Click for Continuing Education Information

Master Electricians and Electrical Journeymen will now be required to attend a Continuing Education class prior to renewing their electrical licenses.

  • For Master Electricians, this will be a requirement to renew their licenses in 2019.
  • For Electrical Journeymen, this will be a requirement to renew their licenses for the 2018-2020 term.

Any Master Electricians who have shelved will be required to take a Putnam County Continuing Education Class before unshelving and applying for a Master Electrician license in 2019.

Continuing Education classes for electricians and journeymen that are licensed only in Putnam County will be offered at the: Putnam County Emergency Services Building Auditorium 112 Old Route Six Carmel, NY 10512.

Combination Continuation Education classes will be offered for those electricians who are licensed in both Putnam and Westchester Counties.

Virtual Continuing Education Classes are being offered by the following companies. Please visit their websites or call for a list of classes and registration information.

  • Statewide Inspection Services (SWIS):
  • Alternative Energy Solutions, LLC:
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New York Electrical Inspection Services (NYEIS):
    To register, please call: 914-347-4390

Home Improvement Board

  • Office | 845.808.1617 x46024

  • Address | 110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3 Carmel, NY 10512

  • Fax | 845.808.1930

List of Registered Contactors

Board Members

  • Charles Hull – Chairman
  • Christopher Lyons – Vice Chairman
  • Christopher Cusanelli
  • Peter Domin
  • Paul Harnish
  • Lawrence Koffer
  • John Morrison
  • Michael Porcelli
  • Linda DiBella – Secretary

Home Improvement Contractor Registration

The Office has a mandatory contractor registration program to assure that all contractors who work on residential properties in Putnam County are insured, bonded and have workers’ compensation insurance. We also offer a program of investigating complaints between the contractor and consumer when consumer complaints arise.

Plumbing Board



  • Office | 845.808.1617 x46026

  • Address | 110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3 Carmel, NY 10512

  • Fax | 845.808.1929

Board Members

  • Stephen Alonge – Chairman
  • Tom Capalbo – Vice-Chairman
  • Russell Bleakley
  • Henry Boyd
  • Richard Fossati
  • Homer Losee
  • Christopher Lyons
  • Alex Mancone
  • Robert Sleight
  • Ellen Sorrento - Secretary to the Plumbing/Mechanical Trades Board

Lists of Licensed Tradesmen (as of June 1, 2023)

Weights & Measures

  • Office | 845.808.1617 x46109

  • Address | 110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3 Carmel, NY 10512

  • Fax | 845.808.1930

What We Do

  • Weights and Measures Device Inspection – This Office operates a mandatory commercial device inspection and testing program which includes scales, fuel dispensing devices and fuel oil delivery trucks.  Inspections are conducted in accordance with New York State Agriculture & Markets Law using State and Federally approved methods.  These services require a fee, but there is no fee for testing as a result of a consumer complaint.
  • Motor Fuel Quality – This Office participates in the New York State Petroleum Quality (PQ) program, which ensures that all gasoline stations in Putnam County have their products tested periodically by a certified lab to ensure the quality meets all applicable State and Federal standards.  Putnam County is reimbursed for all costs associated with participation in the PQ program.
  • Item Pricing/Scanner Accuracy – This Office conducts Item Pricing and Scanner Accuracy inspections at retail stores to ensure compliance with applicable New York State and Putnam County laws.  We also issue a “Waiver of Item Pricing Requirements” for those stores who wish to participate in Putnam County’s voluntary Item Pricing Waiver program.
  • Licensing of Secondhand Dealers of Precious Metals and Gems – The Office licenses business that wish to buy Secondhand Precious Metals and Gems from consumers.

Second Hand Precious Metal Dealers

  • Anthony Jewelers
    317 Route 52
    Kent, NY 10512
    (845) 228-1089
  • Cold Spring Coins & Currency
    93 Main St.
    Cold Spring, NY 10516
    (845) 809-5717
  • Daniel Jewelers
    1620 Route 22
    Brewster, NY 10509
    (845) 279-1300
  • Jaymark Jewelers
    3612 Route 9
    Cold Spring, NY 10516
    (845) 265-9246
  • Joseph’s Fine Jewelry
    171 Main St.
    Cold Spring, NY 10516
    (845) 265-2323
  • NY Gold & Silver
    1961 Route 6
    Carmel, NY 10512
    (845) 228-4653
  • The Xtra Change
    288 Route 6
    Mahopac, NY 10541
    (845) 621-0906

Board Meetings Calendar | 2023

Board Agendas

Electrical Board

  • January 17, 2023

  • February 21, 2023

  • March 21, 2023

  • April 18, 2023

  • May 16, 2023

  • June 20, 2023

  • July 18, 2023

  • August 15, 2023

  • September 19, 2023

Home Improvement

  • January 11, 2023

  • February 8, 2023

  • March 8, 2023- CANCELED

  • April 12, 2023

  • May 10, 2023

  • June 14, 2023

  • July 12, 2023

  • August 9, 2023

  • September 13, 2023

Plumbing Board

Forms & Applications Library


Federal / State Agencies

  • NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets


    Information on weights and measures, food safety & inspection, milk control & dairy services, kosher law enforcement and the New York State Fair.

  • NYS Attorney General


    Contact this office for a wide range of publications and other information important to persons living, working and visiting New York such as landlord/tenant issues, new and used car lemon laws and registered charities.

  • NYS Consumer Protection Board

  • NYS Department of Finance

    Insurance related issues call 1-800-342-3736, 212-480-6400, or 518-474-6600
    Banking related issues call 1-877-BANK-NYS (1-877-226-5697)
    Foreclosure Relief Hotline: (800) 269-0990

  • NYS Department of Motor Vehicles


    Contact this agency to file a complaint against a car dealership or repair shop.

  • NYS Public Service Commission


    Contact this agency if you have a complaint against a utility company, landline telephone company or cable television provider.

  • NYS Education Department (NYSED) Office of the Professions


    Contact this agency if you have a complaint about service or treatment by a professional licensed to practice by the State of New York, or about illegal practice of a profession by an unlicensed person.

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


    Contact this agency to file a consumer complaint against telemarketers, telephone, cable or internet providers and for information on Wi-Fi networks and consumer privacy along with the National Do-Not-Call Registry.

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)

    Contact this agency for general consumer information, the do-not-call registry and information on identity theft,

  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission

    1 (800) 638-2772

    Contact this agency for information on recalls or to report an unsafe product.

  • US Food & Drug Administration

    1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

    Information available on recalls and safety alerts of food, drugs and medical devices.

  • Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

    1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)

    The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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