Town Hall: 1280 Titus Avenue • Rochester, NY 14617 | (585) 467-8840


The Building Department ensures that residential and commercial properties comply with the building regulations set forth in Chapter 98 of Town Code and the NYS Uniform Code.

A building permit is required for a wide range of construction and property improvement activities, including, but not limited to, framing, insulation, plumbing, electric, foundation work, structural additions/alterations (e.g. addition or removal of walls, changes to size of exterior openings) and/or occupancy of new space (e.g. basement and attic remodeling, etc.).

Contact the Building Department

General Information: (585) 336-6026
Inspection Request Line: (585) 336-6072

Building Department Resources

Permit Information Sheets

Common Code References

Insurance Requirements/Insurance Waivers

Insurance Required - Contractors performing work associated with an issued building permit must have updated:

  • Liability
  • Disability
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

On file for the duration of the project. The Town must be named as a third party insured.

Insurance Waivers – Any contractor eligible for exemption from Disability and Workers Comp Insurance must provide a signed CE-200 form. Any homeowners performing work themselves must also complete a CE-200 form and submit the signed form with the application materials.

Instructions for completing the CE-200 form

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1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Town Hall:    (585) 467-8840

Police Dept: (585) 336-6000

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