When do I need a building permit?
Most work other
than paint and floor coverings will require a building permit.
Section 125-4 of the Town Code
has a list of exempted work.
The staff at the Building and Zoning Department are happy to help you with
questions on what activities require a building permit.
Contact them at
273-1783, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM. Phone calls are promptly returned. The Zoning
Ordinance can be purchased through the Town Clerk's Department
available for download. Building Permit
Applications are available through the Code Enforcement Department
at Town Hall or
you can download them from the
Do I need a
building permit to reside or reroof my house?
application form do I need to use to build a deck?
The full application must be used for deck construction. The plans must
include details on footers, framing, railing, steps, and lighting.
What Building codes and Land Use Regulations apply to the Town of Ithaca?
The NYS Fire
Protection and Building Codes, the Town Zoning Ordinance and other local laws
including but not limited to a Noise Ordinance and Property Maintenance Law. All
local laws are available through the
Town Clerk's Department. Information
about NYS codes are available through the NYS Division of Code Enforcement and
Administration's website: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/code/ls-codes.html.