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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Certificate of Occupancy 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.
Letter of Compliance Application