From the Desk of Tomi Tompkins, Code Enforcement Officer & Building Inspector

Please be advised, under the New York State Building Code Section 101.2, the provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alternations, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

This means that everyone who is looking to do any kind of work on any building in New York State should have a building permit by law; this includes all roof repairs or replacements.If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me (offices listed below) in regards to property within the Village of Stamford, Town of Kortright, Town of Stamford or the Town of Davenport.

Note: Please understand that it is my job to enforce this law and whether you believe you should have a permit or not, I strongly advise you to contact me about permits, before you receive a stop work order, a violation notice and a ticket to appear in court (fees and penalties will apply)!