Once you find your location you will need to review, understand and comply with the local development guidelines. The City of Watervliet’s Planning and Building Departments will be able to assist you in this process. All business proposals must comply with the Building Code of NYS and Watervliet zoning, planning and signage ordinances. These are overseen by the Zoning and Planning Boards as appointed by the Mayor. Review by one, or both, of these boards may be necessary before a permit will be issued.