Building Codes

SPECIAL NOTE: 

DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19 OUR LOBBY AND WINDOW IS OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS.  PER NYS POLICY MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  YOU MAY SUBMIT APPLICATIONS VIA THE FOLLOWING:

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY ON MAY 31

As soon as we receive your application, we will work as quickly as we can to process it. Please note we may call or email you to advise you of fees and other needed items. 

*** If you are calling the Building Codes Phone number (585) 786-8820 and do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a message and one of our CEO’s will return your call as quickly as possible. ***

Thank you for your patience and help to limit exposure during this time. 

The Wyoming County Building Codes Office is open from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm; Monday- Friday. Applications are accepted until 3:30 pm.

A building permit is required for the installation of solid fuel units and chimneys. The solid fuel building permit application can found in the previous section. Please call our office at 585-786-8820, option 1 if you have any questions.

                                                                                                                                                    MAY IS DECK SAFETY MONTH

Remember to Check Your Deck

May is ‘Deck Safety Month’ - it’s time to check your deck. Decks on the verge of falling down generally don’t look any different than safe decks. You have to take a close look in order to see if problems exist.  Don't take deck safety lightly; injuries sustained from a deck collapse can range from scrapes and bruises to loss of limb or life.

Your deck may seem solid and secure until one day it falls off the house. Deck collapses are more common than you may think.​​

​It’s amazing how many decks fail each year.  According to NADRA (North American Deck & Railing Association), between 2000 and 2008, there were 30 reported deaths resulting from deck failures.  Many thousands of people landed in emergency rooms due to deck, railing or deck stair failures annually.

Before we get too deep into the spring and summer, take 30 minutes to inspect your deck.  Refer to the desk inspection checklist above.  There are dozens of individual inspection points on a deck and some aren’t easy to see.  If you are concerned, have a contractor who specializes in decks do the inspection.

Fire and Smoke Tests