Building Department

New Counter Hours                                              New Fees Effective 4/1/18
9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday

The Building Department reviews plans and issues permits for the following types of construction:

  • Blasting and demolition activities
  • Commercial buildings
  • New constructions, alterations, repair, renovations, reconstruction, building relocation, and changes in occupancy
  • Plumbing installations, septic systems
  • Signs, swimming pools, sheds, decks
  • Single and multi-family residences and additions
Each of these activities requires submission of an application, fee, appropriate plans and issuance of a permit prior to any construction. During construction, periodic inspections are required to ensure compliance with the recently adopted family of New York State Building Codes as well as local zoning regulation.

Building Department Application Forms

In addition, the Building Department provides assistance to the city's Zoning Board of Appeals and Design Review Commission as necessary.

Helpful Links

Architectural Review District
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Map
Historic Review District