Building Department Application Forms

NOTE:  Beginning July 1, 2021, all Reroof permits will now require a Certificate of Compliance (CC) to verify compliance with NYS Building Code. For the majority of reroof projects, owners and their contractors will be required to schedule two inspections with the Building Department when replacing a roof:
• the first inspection is required prior to covering the ice and water barrier;  
• the Building Department may accept an Ice and Water Affidavit in lieu of this inspection;
• a final inspection is required in order to receive the Certificate of Compliance (CC) and close out the permit.
Exceptions to the required inspections based on project scope or materials will be communicated by the Building Department during the permit issuance process.  The fee schedule is being revised to remove the refundable roofing certification fee of $100.

Building Department Fees

All applications and plans will be checked for completeness, including code and zoning compliance.  


Building permit applications for projects requiring Land Use Board review will only be accepted after the Notice of Decision is issued with an approval.

Residential permit applications must now include a completed Zoning Compliance Chart.

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.