Building, Electrical, & Fence Permit Applications
Building Permit Application for a Contractor
Fence Building Permit Application Package for Owner Occupied and Owner doing the work
Fence Building Permit Package from a Contractor
Electrical Permit Application
Certificate of Ordinary Repair Application
Permit for Home Owner - Owner Occupied Package
Permit for Home Owner Investor Non-Occupant Package
Plumbing permit application
Building Permits – A building permit is legal permission to build or renovate a building/structure within the city, issued by the Building Department. Valid building permits are good for 12 months, at which time the permit will automatically expire and a new permit must be obtained to complete any unfinished work. An application to extend a building permit may be obtained by appealing to the Building Inspector with the circumstances for the extension and a realistic updated schedule for completion.
A building permit ensures that your repair, alteration or construction will be done and completed in compliance with NYS and City code.
Almost every alteration, repair, or construction requires a building permit. Painting a home, (with the exception of an historic district), is one of the very few exceptions to this rule. However, if the home needs repairs prior to painting, that would require a permit.
How do I Get a Permit? Building permits are obtained by filling out an application and submitting supporting documents that include, but not necessarily limited to;
- A detailed scope of work, including materials, dimensions, structural definitions, and a cost estimate of the construction
- A licensed electrical and plumbing contractor if applicable
- Workers compensation insurance, or a personal waiver for self performed work
- An architectural drawing, or sketch, dependent on the scope of work
- Zoning Approval may be required for new construction or additions or alterations
Please call the Building Department with any questions regarding the work you are proposing and we will gladly provide you with the guidance you need.
NOTE: Performing work on a new or existing building without the proper permit(s), is subject to violations and fines including, but not limited to, Stop Work Order, Working Without Permits, and general code violations. CALL BEFORE YOU BUILD!!!