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Permit Information

Required Building Inspections
Inspection 1
Foundation Inspection
1. Footing
2. Concrete wall and sealing material
3. Piers
4. Clear excavation before backfill
Inspection 2
Rough Inspection
1. Complete rough enclosure of building
2. Complete rough of all mechanical (plumbing, heating, special installations)
3. Complete rough of electrical
4. Complete energy (insulation) requirements
Inspection 3
Final Inspection
1. Completion of all interior trim work including flooring, trim, painting, safety equipment, fire separations, etc.
2. Completion of mechanicals (plumbing, heating, special installations)
3. Completion of final electrical inspection by proper inspection agency
4. Completion of total site plan improvements including finish grading and seeding

Certificate of Occupancy and Use

  • Certificates of Occupancy will be issued upon completion of all requirements of the building permit, special conditions of approving agencies and any other applicable laws
  • Temporary Certificates will only be issued when the requirements of a permanent certificate are incomplete and those conditions are not of a serious or hazardous nature affecting the project. A reasonable time frame for completion will be set by the enforcing officer

General Notes

  • Anyone performing work in the Town of Lockport must have Liability Insurance as well as Worker’s Compensation on file showing the Town of Lockport as an additional insured
  • Building Permits should be prominently displayed in the front window of your residence
  • The required inspections will be listed in the order that they should be performed on the permit along with the phone number
  • The Building Department requests one (1) day notice for all inspections
  • Residents and/or Contractors are responsible for contacting the Building Department for inspections
  • Certificates of Occupancy will not be issued if the proper inspections are not completed

Some projects require a Survey Map of the property, LAND MUST BE PARCELED OFF (a copy will be made and yours returned.) Typically, a survey is included in your closing documents. A copy can be obtained from the Niagara County Clerk’s Office (175 Hawley St)

Plot Plan of structure on Survey Map or sketched out on regular tablet size sheet with all dimensions of the structure, lot side setbacks, front setbacks (from centerline of ROW road) and rear yard dimensions from structure to rear lot line

Blue Prints showing Elevations, Floor Plans and Cross-Sections (if it is a dwelling or large structure). Must have Engineer or Architects seal with NYS Energy Code work sheet

Simple Sketch if a stucture is of minor nature, with dimensions involved

Square Footage of floor space

Specification Sheet of materials, if available

Any other permits or certifications required - such as required by Health Department or other Agency

Names and addresses of General Contractor or Sub-Contractor for foundation, plumbing, erection, and electrical

Make out applications for Water and Sewer if a dwelling is being built

Notify Water and Sewer Department when water taps are to be installed

Notify the Building Department to inspect sewer and water lines to house

Notify Water Department to install water meter before expecting to move into a dwelling

Note before a driveway or culverts are installed - permission from Highway Supt. of either State, County or Town must be obtained. In the Town, application may be obtained from the Town Clerk or Highway Supt

Building Permit is to be displayed on site

Town of Lockport Code

Dept. Head/Senior Building Inspector - Brian Belson

Deputy Inspector – Michael Brown

Fire Marshall - Brian Belson

6200 Robinson Rd Extension
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: 716.439.9527
Fax: 716.439-9532
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Monday to Friday,
8am to 4:30pm
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