Building Permits

Due to the aftermath of Ida, the City will waive all electrical and plumbing permit fees until further notice.
Please note that licensed professionals will still need to file this work and have inspections made, underwriters will still charge a fee.

New online permit system now available!
How to apply for a building permit

Obtaining a building permit is a New York State requirement, not a local ordinance.

Permits are not required for:
  • Resurfacing an existing driveway without any expansion / extension from the existing configuration in connection with a 1 or 2-family dwelling
  • Wood or vinyl siding of a 1 or 2-family, where the siding is simply applied to an existing exterior, without removal or replacement of the sheathing or other wall structure
  • Emergency roof repairs of a 1 or 2 family of less than 100 square feet and no sheathing replacement excluding repairs in the Historical district 
  • Painting a house unless you are located in the Historical district 

For technical bulletins and code interpretations for the NYS Building Code, please visit the NYS Department of State, Division of Code Enforcement and Administration webpage