Building Department

Mission Statement

Our staff, the City of North Tonawanda Zoning Ordinance and the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Codes are here to protect the  public from hazards of fire, inadequate building construction, and to provide for the health and safety of the citizens of North Tonawanda.


Hours

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Plan Review: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Permits Issued: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Inspections: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

General Information

News

As of October 4, 2016, all flat work (concrete/asphalt) will require a permit. Flatwork consisting of a "replacement in kind" i.e.: no dimensional changes will not require prior approval/permit from the City Engineer, however, prior approval/permit must be issued by the City Engineer before the building permit is issued.

Permits

Electrical: Electrical permits may be applied for between 8 am - 11:30 am.
General Building Permits: General building permits may be applied for between
8 am - 11:30 am. Contractors, please bring in a copy of your signed contract. Property survey required for permits for additions, decks, sheds, garages, fences, pools.

Inspections

NOTE: SPECTIONS: FAILURE TO CALL FOR INSPECTIONS WILL RESULT IN FINES

Electrical - Please call Electrical Inspector at 695-8595 (Option 4)
General Building Inspections -  Please call 695-8595 between 8 am - 11:30 am.

  • Wall Inspection (mandatory 48 hour wait period after footer is poured)
  • Rough Framing Inspection (rough electrical and rough plumbing inspections must be completed prior to scheduling rough framing)
  • Truss Inspection (Truss Certification must be submitted to this office before inspection)
  • Insulation Inspection (Truss Certification must be on file if a new build or addition; rough electrical must be completed prior to insulation inspection)
  • Fire Separation  Inspection (Schedule inspection BEFORE taping)
  • Final Inspection (Final electrical and plumbing inspections must be completed prior to scheduling final building inspection)

Miscellaneous

If you are paying by check for both a license and a permit, please bring in two separate checks. If you are applying for both a plumbing permit AND a building permit, please bring in two separate checks.

Currently this office accepts cash or check only.  Credit cards are not accepted.

ALL CONTRACTORS MUST BE LICENSED

Fees

Building Permit Fees

Electrical Inspection Fees

Plumbing Permit Fees

Permit Applications

Most permits may be processed via an email to buildingoffice@northtonawanda.org stating job address, scope of work, cost, contractors name (if not the homeowner) and a copy of the contract if applicable.

Regulations

City Codes

Click Here for a list of city codes.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the building inspection office.

Department Of Building

City Hall
216 Payne Ave
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Phone: (716) 695-8595
Fax: (716) 695-8544

Staff

 

Cosimo R. Capozzi

Building Inspector

coscapozzi@northtonawanda.org

John Stahlman

Asst. Building Inspector

johnsta@northtonawanda.org

Rob DePaolo

Electrical Inspector/Code Enforcer

rdepaolo@northtonawanda.org

Renee Proefrock

Clerk Typist

rproefrock@northtonawanda.org