Permit Applications

Permits Issued 8am to 10am & 3pm to 3:45pm  Monday - Friday

Construction and Demolition

Building Permit Application
The Building Permit Application is used for new construction, addition, accessory structures, swimming pools, roofing, fencing, siding, replacement windows, and signs. Additional applications may be required. See the Building Permit Checklist for more information. Use the Information Sheets for details on each type of project.

Application

»Building Permit Checklist
»Building Permit Application
--»Garage, Shed, or Barn Information Sheet
--»Deck or Porch Information Sheet
--»Swimming Pool Information Sheet


Plumbing Permit Application
The Plumbing Permit Application is used for approval of plumbing plans for new or replacement fixtures, installation of hot water tanks, and new supply and vent lines. See the Plumbing Permit Checklist for additional information.

Application
»Plumbing Permit Checklist
»Plumbing Permit Application


Electrical Permit Application
The Electrical Permit Application is used for approval of electrical work. Electrical Permits are issued and inspections are conducted by Inspection Services.

Application
»Electrical Permit Application


Solar Panes
»Instructions
»Unified Solar Permit



Excavation Permit Application
The Excavation Permit Application is used for approval of Excavations that enter the City's right-of-way. It is used for sewer connections, water line installation or repair, and other projects. Additional applications may be necessary before or after you receive the Excavation Permit. See the application for more information. All excavations must be done according to the Excavation Specifications and Standards below.

IT'S THE LAW: You must call Dig Safely NY at 1-800-962-7962 at least 2 full working days before you dig.

Application
»Excavation Permit Application
»Excavation Specifications and Standards


Demolition Permit Application
The Demolition Permit Application is used for approval of the proper demolition of structures. The application includes Asbestos reports, disconnection of utilities, inspection requests, and the Sewer Cap Off Permit Application (contact the Elmira Sewer District at 737-2887) before submitting the Demolition Permit Application to Inspection Services. See the Demolition Permit Checklist for more information.

Application
»Demolition Permit Checklist
»Demolition Permit Application


Sidewalk Permit Application
The Sidewalk Permit Application is used for approval to repair, replace, or install a sidewalk in the City's right-of-way. All sidewalks must be done according to the Sidewalk Specifications and Standards below.

Application
»Sidewalk Permit Application
»Sidewalk Specifications and Standards


Curb Cut Permit Application
The Curb Cut Permit Application is used for approval to perform a curb cut into the City's right-of-way. All curb cuts must be done according to the Curb Cut Specifications and Standards below. Some curb cuts may require approval from the Traffic Coordinating Board. See the application for more information.

Application
»Curb Cut Permit Application
»Curb Cut Specifications and Standards


 Certificate of Occupancy
The Certificate of Occupancy Application is required for new residential and all commercial structures prior to occupancy. The Certificate of Occupancy confirms the structure is safe for occupancy and is in compliance with building codes.

Application
»Certificate of Occupancy Application


Letter of Compliance Application
The Letter of Compliance Application is used for existing residential properties upon request. A Letter of Compliance is usually requested by a bank or may be desired by a homeowner when selling the property. The Letter of Compliance issued confirms the property's compliance with building codes.

Application
»Letter of Compliance Application

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