When Permits Are Required

As per New York State law, building permits are required for work that must conform to the Uniform Building Codes, which include:

  • New residential, commercial, and industrial buildings
  • Additions to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings
  • Interior and exterior structural repairs
  • Alterations, improvements, and remodeling of existing structures
  • Garages
  • Carports
  • All sheds
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Decks
  • Porches
  • Stairs
  • Fences
  • Swimming pools in which the water depth is two feet or greater
  • Heating systems (new and replacement)
  • Hot tubs
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Solid fuel-burning appliances
  • Gas-fired decorative appliances
  • Parking lots
  • Demolition of all structures

Permit Information Sheets

For more information, please see the forms and information sheets located on the Building Division page.