Building & Development

Permit Applications/Forms | Development Updates |  Building Code Enforcement | Fire Marshal

The Department of Community Development is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and local ordinances regarding building construction, fire prevention, property maintenance, land use planning, and zoning. 

It also administers the Irondequoit Home Improvement Program (I.H.I.P.) which is funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant and provides funding for qualified residents for home improvements and removal of code violations. For more information, please click here.

Divisions of the Community Developmment Department include Building Code Enforcement, Building Services, Planning and Zoning, and the Fire Marshal.

 Building Services

The Building Services Office provides permitting, building code interpretation, construction inspection, licensing, plan review, and problem-solving services to the citizens of Irondequoit and their contractors and consultants for residential and commercial building projects. Building Services also administers the Home Improvement Program.

Do I Need a Building Permit?

As per New York State law, building permits are required for work that must conform to the Uniform Building Codes, which includes: new residential, commercial and industrial buildings; additions to residential, commercial and industrial buildings; interior and exterior structural repairs; alterations, improvements and remodeling of existing structures; garages; carports; all sheds; roofing; siding; decks; porches; stairs; fences; swimming pools in which the water depth is two feet or greater; heating systems (new and replacement); hot tubs; fire suppression systems; fire alarm systems; solid fuel burning appliances; gas fired decorative appliances; parking lots; and demolition of all structures.

For more information, please see the forms and information sheets below:

 Building Code Enforcement

The Building Code Enforcement Office is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and orders applicable to the construction of structures, land use, and property maintenance in all zoning districts in the Town.  

 Fire Marshal

Greg Merrick
Fire Marshal
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
The Fire Marshal’s office is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and orders applicable to life safety, fire prevention, and fire safety in residential and commercial properties, educational facilities, areas of public assembly, and multiple residences.
  • Services We Provide
    • Inspects public, semi-public, and other commercial establishments to ascertain the extent of conformity to fire prevention laws.
    • Orders the removal or correction of fire hazards.
    • Informs fire districts of local building conditions and of special features involved in buildings or fields located in their districts.
    • Inspects yards and fields for the presence of rubbish and hazardous material.
    • Recommends fire detection or prevention measures and other corrective steps.
    • Establishes and enforces fire lanes.
    • Issues burning permits.
    • Prepares reports and maintains records.
    • Reviews building plans for code compliance, and may participate in approval process for new structures.
    • Acts as a liaison between fire districts and the Town Boards.
    • Reviews and maintains level of preparedness for disaster.

  • Irondequoit Ambulance and Fire Departments

Assessor's Office

Enza Mineo
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
(585) 336-6055
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Office Hours: Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Town Assessor’s duties and responsibilities are determined by the New York State Real Property Tax Law and include: Preparation of the annual assessment role; administration of the complaint (grievance)/tax certiorari procedure; administration of exemptions; administration of the STAR program; and management of the continuous townwide revaluation effort.  The Town has a New York State certified Assessor appointed to a term of six years.

This site was created to provide easily accessible, up-to-date assessment information on all residential and commercial properties in the Town of Irondequoit. It is your primary research tool for the Irondequoit tax roll. We hope you'll find all you need to know on this site.

Lake Ontario and Connected Waterways Assessment Relief Act

The Irondequoit Town Board has voted to opt-in to New York State's Lake Ontario and Connected Waterways Assessment Relief Act. This act allows homeowners who were adversely impacted by the severe flooding experienced this year to apply for a one-year reassessment on the improved value of your property based on the damage incurred. The act waives the typical State deadline of March 1st to apply for a property assessment.

The new deadline for waterfront property owners to apply for assessment relief under this act is, November 7th, 2017. Anyone interested in applying for assessment relief should submit an application to the Town Assessor's Office (1280 Titus Avenue, first floor).

For more information on this relief act, please visit the NYS website at:

Why Are Property Assessments Important?

Property assessments are necessary to equitably distribute the tax burden among all property owners based upon the market value of their property. Properties are appraised so that some of the costs associated with providing services, such as public education, fire and police protection, roads and utilities, can be allocated to property owners in proportion to the market value of their individual properties.

What If I Don't Agree With My Assessed Value?

All property owners have the right to a review of their property assessment. The process by which assessments may be challenged involves the following three options:

  • Informal Hearing
  • Formal Grievance Process
  • Small Claims Court

Due to the 2018 Town-Wide Reassessment, the Informal Assessment Reviews process is a little different this year. Informal Hearings will be held at the Irondequoit Town Hall from February 26th until March 29th. If, after an Informal Hearing, you are not satisfied with the value placed on your property, you may utilize the formal grievance procedure to appeal an assessment.

NOTE: The Informal Review does not take the place of the Formal Grievance Application.

More information on the formal grievance procedure is provided below:

NOTE: Irondequoit requires that you submit two sets of the application with documentation.

Animal Control

Scott Donahue, Officer
Animal Control 
Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York
(585) 336-6052
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M - F from 8:30am to 4:30pm
After hours please call 9-1-1 for assistance

Animal Control is responsible for the control and protection of common domestic animals and nuisance wildlife for the Town of Irondequoit. Animal Control is also responsible for the removal and proper disposal of animal carcasses on roadways within the town.


Lost/Found Pets in Irondequoit



Bird - Green Check Conure-

Flew outside on April 12, 2018. Green body, red tail feathers, yellow chest with red tummy.

If you have information, please call Animal Control at (585) 336-6052.




Pitbull / boxer mix named Roxie went missing in the Bennett Ave. area on Saturday, May 19.

She was wearing a pink collar when lost. Brindle colored, 45 lbs, 1 year old with white on chest. 

If you have information, please call Animal Control at (585) 336-6052.




Missing cat named Khloe (Ko-ko) in the area of North Winton/Orchard Park. Small, black, has green eyes and a small white patch of fur under her neck.

She is not an outdoor cat and is very shy.

If you have information, please call Animal Control at (585) 336-6052.

We will do our best to keep this list as current as possible. Please call Animal Control at 336-6052 if you have any questions.

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Dog License Information

Renew Your Dog License Online

Dog License Application

Per New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, effective January 15, 2006, the law requires that a dog license may not be issued for a time period extending beyond the expiration date of a dog’s rabies certificate.

Dog licenses issued on and after January 15, 2006, must not expire after the expiration date of the dog’s rabies certificate.

In order to receive a full year license, a dog that is due for a rabies vaccination booster within the next license year would need to be immunized prior to license renewal.

If you have any questions, please contact the Irondequoit Town Clerk’s office at 467-8840.

For first time Dog Licenses please supply the following:

  • Rabies Certificate
  • Proof of spaying or neutering.

Licenses are renewed yearly. Subsequent renewal forms are sent from NYS Agriculture & Markets

Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for renewals.


$9.00 – spayed or neutered

$18.00 – unspayed or unneutered

Note: All dogs ages four months and older are required to be licensed by the State of New York.


Monroe County Department of Health:

Rodent Control