Permit Fees & Information

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Building Permit Fees

Work to be done
Fee + base fee $40.00
Please Note:
Addition: residential
$10.00 + $0.10 per sq. ft
Consult with Codes staff for setback requirements. Allow 14 business days for plan review.
Bath remodel, each
$25.00
 
Carports$10.00 + $0.10 per sq ft
784 SF maximum size. Unattached: 6' setback from house, 5' from side & back property lines, 20' max peak. Attached: 5' setback from side & back property lines.  Allow 14 business days for plan review. Carports may only be situated in the back yard.
Deck
$.10 per sf over 100 sqft
3' setback from all property lines.  Decks are not allowed in the front yard. 
Demolition
$10.00 + $0.02 per sq ft (footprint) 
Sewer lines must be properly plugged.  
Fireplaces, stoves (wood, gas, pellet)
Base fee only
 
Garage, stick built
$10.00 +$0.10 sq ft
784 SF maximum size. Unattached: 6' setback from house, 3' from side and back property lines, 20' max peak. Attached: Consult Codes staff for setback requirements. Includes temporary or permanent structures.  Allow 14 business days for plan review. 
Garage, Pole barn or portable
$10.00 + $0.10 sq ft
784 SF maximum size. Unattached: 6' setback from house, 5' from side and back property lines, 20' max peak. Attached: Consult Codes staff for setback requirements. Includestemporary or permanent structures.  Allow 14 business days for plan review.  May only be situated in the back yard. 
House, new
$200.00 +$0.05 per sq ft
Consult with Codes staff for setback requirements.  Allow 8 Business weeks for plan review. 
Kitchen remodel
$25.00 each
 
Miscellaneous
$20.00 flat fee
Includes doors, soffit/fascia, chimney, retaining walls, foundation repairs, etc. 
Porches, steps, ramps
Base fee only
 
Remodel general, one room
$10.00
Bathrooms and Kitchens excluded
Remodel general, additional rooms
$10.00 + $0.05 per sq ft.
Additional rooms up to and including whole house.  Includes all interior and exterior work on existing building(s).  Does not include new construction, plumbing or electrical.  
Roofs
Base fee only
 
Sheds and gazebos$0.10 per sq ft144 SF maximum size.  6' setback form house, 3' from side and back property lines.  20' max peak.  
Siding Base fee only 
WindowsBase fee only 
No base fee for the following:
Flat Fee Only
Notes
Commercial Building, new
$200.00 + $0.20/sq ft
Allow 8 business weeks for plan review.
Commercial Building, remodel$200.00 + $0.10/ sq ftAllow 8 business weeks for plan review. 
Driveway: resurface$20.00Allow 14 business days for plan review.  
Driveway: new, expansion, replacement
$40.00
Allow 14 business days for plan review.
Fence, Residential$25.00Consult Codes Staff for height and materials restrictions
Fence, Non-Residential$200.00Consult Codes Staff for height and materials restrictions
Gasoline pump (install/remove)
$100.00 each
 
Gasoline storage tank (install/remove)
$150.00 each
 
Move building through or across street
$100.00 
 
Pool: above ground
$30.00
6' setback from house. 10' setback from all property lines.  Walls must be at least 48" level with a lock up ladder or pool must be fenced.  Fence must be 48" level height with self-latching gate and able to withstand 200 lbs  of lateral force. 
Pool: in ground
$40.00
6' setback from house. 10' setback from all property lines.  Pool must be fenced.  Fence must be 48" level height with self-latching gate and able to withstand 200 lbs  of lateral force. 
Solar, photovoltaic panels, arrays, structures
$50.00
NY State Unified Solar Permit application required. Allow 14 business days for review.

Notes:

Permits are required for the following:

The erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, removal, improvement, demolition, conversion or change in the nature of the occupancy of any building or structure.

All clients wishing to obtain a permit must either:
  • Supply this office with the contractor's certificate of insurance showing worker's compensation and disability (if the contractor does not carry worker's compensation and disability s/he must obtain a form CE-200 from the New York Workers' Compensation Board), or;
  • If the homeowner is doing the work, s/he must sign a self-liability waiver
  • All exterior work in the Historic District must apply to the Historic Resources Review Board and receive a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to obtaining a permit. Call (315) 253-5397 for more information.

Drawings/plot plans must also be submitted for construction including, but not limited to, fences, pools, new construction, accessory structures, additions, and driveways. Any job with an estimated cost of $20,000.00 or more is required to submit three sets of stamped N.Y.S. architectural plan.

The above is not a complete list of work requiring a permit.  A permit is not required for painting, carpeting, floor covering above the sub-floor. Please contact us for more details as needed.

All above fees are subject to a base fee of $40.00 except where so noted.

Permit fees are doubled when permit is taken out pursuant to order of the Office of Code Enforcement.