Yes, Construction of a new residence requires a building permit.
What Insurances are required?
NYS has very specific insurance requirements that must be met before the municipality may issue a building permit. Proof of insurance is required to be submitted along with the permit application whether a contractor is performing the work or the homeowner is performing the work themselves. Please visit the following link for more information about insurance requirements: Homeowners Insurance Requirements
What approvals do I need from the City in order to get the Building Permit?