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 and Workers Comprehensive 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

Town Hall:    (585) 467-8840

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