Building Department

Permit Hours                                            
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  |  Monday - Friday

Temporarily in Effect as of April 9


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
Building Department Application Forms

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.

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