Building Department



To obtain a building permit, please call 716-695-8595, or complete the application found at the bottom of this page, and attach in an e-mail directed to [email protected]. Building Department Inspections will be on a case by case basis only. 

To obtain a plumbing permit, please fill out the appropriate permit form at the bottom of this page and either e-mail it to [email protected] fax to 716-695-8544 or mail with a check to the Plumbing department: 216 Payne Ave. North Tonawanda. If you need to reach the plumbing inspector directly, please call 716-390-1383. Thank you for your continued cooperation. 

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.


Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

       Monday thru Friday


General Information


As of October 4, 2016, all flat work (concrete, asphalt, driveways, patios and sidewalks) will require a permit. 


Electrical: Electrical permits may be applied for between 8 am - 4:00pm
General Building Permits: General building permits may be applied for between
8 am - 4:00pm. Contractors, please bring in a copy of your signed contract. Property survey required for permits for additions, decks, sheds, garages, fences, pools.



Electrical - Please call Electrical Inspector at 695-8595 (Option 4)
General Building Inspections -  Please call 695-8595 between 8 am - 4:00pm

  • 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)


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, Checks and Credit Cards. 



Building Permit Fees

Building-Electrical Fees sheet

Building-Plumbing Fees

Permit Applications

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


Electrical Requirements for Above Ground Pools.pdf


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




Robert DePaolo

Building Inspector

[email protected]



Lou Anastasi

Asst. Building Inspector

[email protected]


Electrical Inspector/Code Enforce

[email protected]

Tara A Hildebrant

Clerk Typist

[email protected]