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Code Enforcement Officer: Chris Whipple

Phone Number: (585)-439-9198

Fax Number: 607-522-3749

Online Code Portal
Online Permit Portal
Hours by appointment, please use the contact information above for an appointment.

Important Code Enforcement Office Notes:

• A building permit is required for a structure over 144 square feet.  All structures must meet the town setbacks for your zoning district.  It is always best to be a good neighbor.

• A building permit is required for all roof work. You are allowed to go over an existing roof once.  After that, according to NYS Code, you must do a tear off down to the sheathing and then put a new roof on.

• New windows with structural changes requires a permit.

• Any structural changes to a residence requires a building permit and architectural plans.

• Any alterations whose cost exceeds $20,000 or as required by Code official require two sets of architectural stamped plans.

• A building permit is required for septic systems new or repair.

• You need to obtain a septic system inspection and report prior to transfer of real property (see more information below).

• In addition, you need to have both well and septic system approval before a building permit can be issued for a new home.  Also, if an addition or alteration includes adding bedroom space, it too requires septic approval.

The best rule of thumb for you to follow would be if you are in doubt as to whether you need a building permit for a project, small or large, call before beginning the project. Such things as demolition, electrical, plumbing, decks, swimming pools, hot tubs, fences, additions, renovations, new homes, structures, roofs, septic systems new or repair require a building permit.

Once a building permit has been issued, the property owner/contractor is responsible for contacting the Code Enforcement Office to set up inspections per the permit to receive a final Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Occupancy.

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