Code Enforcement & Zoning Department

Code Enforcement and Zoning is a major function of our municipality including; enforcement of NYS Building and Fire Codes, local zoning, land use ordinances, code reviews, inspections, issuing building and demolition permits, and also issuing Certificates of Occupancy. In addition, the Town issues Operating Permits, provides public education, processes Zoning Board of Appeals requests and coordinates with other Town staff and County departments. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS
September 2021
Town of Ithaca's Energy Code Supplement (IECS) is now in effect. The purpose of the Ithaca Energy Code Supplement is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare by establishing a local energy code supplement for all new construction, certain additions, and MAJOR RENOVATIONS, with requirements above and beyond the state energy code that will become more stringent over time. To view the Ithaca Energy Code Supplement, please click here. To view the associated IECS Compliance Method, please click here.

August 2020
There are new applications that can be filled out and submitted online. We have set up a computer in the front office for homeowners/contractors to use to submit the application or you can complete it through this website. If you experience any difficulty, please don't hesitate to contact us 273-1783. There may be glitches along the way as we learn this new process.


BUILDING PERMITS
BUILDING CODES
As of May 12, 2020, the following are the codes, published in November 2019 that will be used by this department:

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    OPERATING PERMITS
    Certain types of occupancies in the Town require an Operating Permit. A list of non-residential occupancies can be found in the Code of the Town of Ithaca Chapter 125-8. Residential Operating Permits are issued for buildings that have 3 or more units. Residential Registry Operating Permit is for any home that is either being rented or has a rented accessory dwelling unit (apartment).
                                 
    ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
    The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is a quasi-judicial board that is charged with the responsibility to consider requests for variances and/or special approvals that are a deviation from the Towns Zoning Code.                    
      FILE A COMPLAINT
      To file a formal complaint regarding a possible code/zoning violation, please use the complaint form.  

      STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
      For general inquiries or questions, we can be contacted at 607.273.1783 or codes@town.ithaca.ny.us

      CODE & ELECTRICAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
                                         
                 Marty Moseley, Director
                 Martin Kelly
                 Dana Magnuson                                                       
                 Mark Stonier
                  Jessica Hull
      Administrative Support
                 Lori Kofoid
                 Christopher Torres


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