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Building Department

The Building Department requires permits for many projects. If you are unsure of whether your project requires a permit, what is needed before you begin, or what your property is zoned, we welcome you to call and ask! We will be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have.

Permits are required for the following:

Single Family Homes: Small building permit (pdf), Site Plan Review (pdf)

  • A Site Plan Review must be submitted with permit
  • Contractor must have Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation on file with the Town Building Department
  • Copy of survey of property indicating where the house will be placed
  • Blue Prints showing Elevations, Floor Plans and Cross-Sections. Plans must have an engineer or architects seal with NYS Energy Code work sheet. Architects (pdf)
  • Sewer and water cards filled out

Sheds: Small building permit (pdf)

  • Smaller than 168 square feet must be set back 5 feet from property line
  • Larger than 168 square feet must be set back 10 feet from the property line
  • Copy of survey of property indicating where the shed will be placed

Patios, Decks and additions: Small building permit (pdf)

  • Call for details

Roofing and Siding: Roofing and Siding Permit (pdf)

  • Contractor must have Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation on file with the Town Building Department

Pools: Above ground, in-ground pools and hot tubs - Pool Permit (pdf)

  • BEFORE A PERMIT is issued, you must have an appointment with an electrical inspector. Electrical Inspectors (pdf)
  • Contractor must have Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation on file with the Town Building Department
  • Copy of survey of property indicating where the pool will be placed
  • Set back 10 feet from all structures

Generators: Generator Permit (pdf)

  • May be placed in the side yard or back yard only
  • Copy of survey of property indicating where the generator will be placed
  • Contractor must have Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation on file with the Town Building Department
  • Copy of Manufacturer’s installation instructions must be submitted with permit



The primary function of the Building Department is to insure health and safety through enforcements of federal, state and municipal regulations. These regulations are used to establish minimum standards of Town development, insure safety of use, protect property values and assist in the overall design of the community. Development plans are submitted and reviewed for consistency with regulations in accordance with established procedures.

Developers and citizens are well informed to promote compliance with the regulations. When plan review and approvals are final, then permits are issued to allow construction or alterations to proceed. Field visits and scheduled inspections are conducted to monitor conformance of various stages of construction with approved plans. Final compliance inspections signal the end of the construction process for new or renovated projects. Occupancy permits are then issued and forwarded to the Assessor's office.

All inspectors are New York State certified. Our range of duties is varied and covers a wide range of disciplines. Our main objective is to assist the community with its progressive growth goals. Developers, builders, and residents are encouraged to contact us regarding the planning of projects. Pre-project planning and communication makes for a better development project product.

Additionally, the department assists residents and developers to understand ordinances and regulations which affect development, construction and properties in the Town of Lockport in the following ways:

  • Zoning Issues
  • Industrial Development
  • Building and Fire Protection
  • Property Complaints
  • Flood Plain
  • Fire Inspections
  • Wet Land
  • Fire Board

Building Department Forms

Residential Permits

Special Use Permits

Commercial Building Permits & Documents

Town Code

FEMA Forms, Town of Lockport

Dept. Head/Senior Building Inspector - Brian Belson

Deputy Building Inspector - Michael Brown

Deputy Building Inspector - Jason Thompson

Fire Marshall - Brian Belson

6200 Robinson Rd Extension
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: 716.439.9527
Fax: 716.439-9532
Email Us

Hours
Monday to Friday,
8am to 4:30pm
Building Links


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