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How to Apply for a Permit

This is not an exhaustive list of construction requirements; rather, it is intended to bring to your attention some of the more common reviews and requirements you may encounter when applying for a permit.

[PLEASE NOTE: Some properties and projects are subject to Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and other applicable governing bodies review and approval before a building permit can be issued.]

* Please call the Building Office to review your project before commencing work in order to assure compliance.
* All Pools,including inflatables, need a Permit and to be secured.
  • current survey
  • Building Plans: stamped construction plans with architectural elevations when construction involves structural work; value of construction exceeds $20,000 or construction exceeds 1500 sf;
  • Permit application with notarized signatures
  • Application Fee (based on size of project)
  • Workers' Compensation Form
  • Energy Code Certification
  • Truss Design Sheets or Certificates
  • Electrical Permit - [Refer to the approved list of 3rd party Electrical Inspectors]
  • Plumbing permit application must be filed with the Onondaga County Plumbing Control Department

A permit is needed to...

erect, add onto, relocate or make any change to a building or property;

convert or change the use or occupancy of a building or part thereof;

install, relocate or remove interior load bearing partitions;

enlarge, decrease or otherwise modify locations of doors or windows;

repair fire damage;

demolish any building or structure;

asbestos removal;

install or replace a heating unit, fireplace, woodstove, or other solid fuel burning device or chimney/vents;

Deck or stairs;

install any type of swimming pool, inground or with a sidewall height of 24 inches or more;

pave an exterior ground area if used for vehicle access or parking;

fill, excavate or alter the grade of land; or

installation, alteration or replacement a sign.


A permit is NOT needed when...

making ordinary repairs;

installing or replacing gutters and downspouts;

installing or replacing siding or a roof, provided no more than two (2) layers are to be covered;

replacing windows or doors with equal-size equipment.

Some properties and projects are subject to Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and other applicable governing bodies review and approval before a building permit can be issued. Please call the Building Office to review your project before commencing work in order to assure compliance. - All Pools,including inflatables, need a Permit and to be secured.

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Phone: 315.637.9864
Fax: 315.637.0106
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Address: 425 East Genesee Street Fayetteville, NY 13066