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NYSDEC shoreline protection/coastal erosion structures study notification
Code Enforcement Officer:

Brian Smith
Tel: (315) 524-7170 x 300

Asst. Code Enforcement Officer/Fire Inspector:

Mark D'Angelo
Tel: (315) 524-7170 x304


Beth Hart
Tel: (315)524-7170 x 302
E-mail:  buildingclerk@ontariotown.org

Address: 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519

Hours:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Notice from Building Inspector


Code Enforcement Oversight Report

Fire Safety Inspection Checklist

Open Burning Regulations

MS4 Annual Report for Public View


  • 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 Department issues building permits 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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