Office Information

Address: 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519

Hours:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Code Enforcement Officer

Brian Smith

Tel: (315) 524-7170 x300


Asst. Code Enforcement Officer/Fire Inspector

Mark D'Angelo

Tel: (315) 524-7170 x304



Beth Hart

Tel: (315) 524-7170 x302




NYSDEC shoreline protection/coastal erosion structures study notification

Notice from Building Inspector

Code Enforcement Oversight Report

Fire Safety Inspection Checklist

Open Burning Regulations

MS4 Annual Report for Public View


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Functions of the Building Department

  • Building Permits – permit applications will be reviewed by the inspectors for compliance with all New York State building codes and town regulations.  All plans for new homes of 1500 S.F. or more of habitable area and any plans for additions costing $20,000.00 or more need to be signed by a New York State “Registered Architect” or “Licensed Professional Engineer”.  Two sets of prints should be submitted with the building permit, one with the aforementioned stamp,( being a wet seal stamp) and signature.  Building plans should be submitted two weeks prior to starting construction.
  • Inspections – performs all building construction inspections as mandated by the permit as well as public assembly inspections, code enforcement, zoning inspections and fire.
  • Fire Inspections – performs safety inspections for commercial and buildings of public assembly.
  • Flood Map/State/Federal/Wetlands – flood map information and state & federal wetland maps are available for the public to view. 


Building Permits

Building permits issued for various projects including:

  • Additions, Alterations, or Demolitions
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • New Construction
  • Signs
  • Storage sheds or Accessory structures
  • Swimming pools
  • Fill/Excavation
  • Driveways
  • Roofs
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Heating or Ventilation System
  • Generators or Solar Arrays

Any questions, please call (315)-524-7170 ext. 302 and we will advise you as to whether your projects need a building permit.

To File a Building Permit application, submit the following:

  • Building Permit application
  • Survey map with location of project (including distances from lot lines and existing structures)
  • Detailed information/spec sheet on the project
  • Workers Compensation certificate (no ACORD from will be accepted)



Various inspections by a building official are required, including a final inspection. The official will issue a Certificate of Occupancy or Compliance which must be obtained prior to the use or occupancy of the structure. Such a certificate verifies that a building or structure complies with all applicable building and zoning regulations. No security deposits can be refunded until a Certificate of Occupancy or Compliance is issued.

Complaint of Violation Form




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