OFFICE OF CODE ENFORCEMENT / BUILDING INSPECTION
Code Enforcement Officer: Tom Price
Tim O’Neill, Deputy Code Enforcement Officer
Joe Iauco, Deputy Fire Marshall
4600 W. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13219
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
The Code Enforcement Office coordinates the following:
- Building permits
- Construction inspections
- Zoning information provision
- Code compliance inspections
- Code violation investigations
- Fire safety inspections
- Flood zone information (FEMA Maps)
New home construction
Home additions (deck, porch, garage, etc.)
Wood stoves, fireplaces, and other solid fuel heating devices
Building permits are required for the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, removal, improvement, demolition, conversion, or change in the nature of any building, structure, or swimming pool. Permits are not required for ordinary repairs that are not structural in nature or do not involve alteration of structural, fire protection, or exit features. The Code Enforcement Office staff is available to discuss any planned projects and review what permits/approvals may be required. The following is a list of common projects for which a building permit is required:
Building permits may be obtained by presenting to the Code Enforcement Office a current survey of the land on which the proposed work is to be done, a statement of the use or occupancy of all parts of the land and buildings, a brief description of the proposed work along with a cost estimate, a set of project construction plans, the full name and address of the property owner/applicant, proof of workers compensation (see below) and a statement that the work shall be performed in compliance with the Uniform Code, applicable state/local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Fees are based on total construction costs (fee schedule available in Chapter 26, Section 34 of the Municipal Code).
CHANGE OF TENANT IN EXISTING COMMMERCIAL BUILDING
A tenant change in an existing building necessitates the owner, property manager or prospective tenant to contact the Code Enforcement Office to determine what may be required with regard to a building permit. At a minimum a Fire Safety inspection is required before a Certificate of Compliance can be issued.
PROOF OF WORKERS COMPENSATIONPlease note that ACORD forms are NOT acceptable proof of New York State workers’ compensation. Under Workers’ compensation law (WCL) Section 57, businesses requesting permits, licenses or seeking to enter into contracts must provide ONE of the following forms to the entity issuing the permit or entering into a contract.
The following are acceptable forms:
·CE-200 Certificate of Attestation of Exemption From New York State Workers’ Compensation and/or Disability Benefits Insurance Coverage; OR
·C-105.2 (9-07) Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance; OR
·U-26.3 State Insurance Fund’s version of the C-105.2 form; OR
·SI-12 Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance (the business calls the Board's Self- Insurance Office at 518-402-0247); OR
·GSI-105.2 Certificate of Participation in Workers’ Compensation Group Self-Insurance (2-02)
If there are no employees the contractor can complete the CE-200 “Certificate of Attestation For New York entities With No Employees And Certain Out Of State Entities, that New York state Workers’ Compensation And/Or Disability Benefits Insurance Coverage Is Not Required”. The new form CE-200 will be valid for a single building permit only. Form CE-200 can be filled out electronically on the Board’s website, under the heading “Forms.” Applications filing electronically are able to print a finished Form CE-200 immediately upon, completion of the electronic application. Applicants without access to a computer may obtain a paper application for the CE-200 by writing or visiting the Customer Service Center at any District Office of the Workers’ Compensation Board.
If the homeowner is performing the work they may complete form BP-1 (9-07) which can be located below under our Forms and is titled “BP-1 09 2007 Affidavit of Exemption Homeowners”. The signature on this form must be witnessed by a Notary Public.
WORK IN A FLOOD PLAIN
If you live in the 100-Year Flood Zone, a Flood Plain Development Permit must be applied for along with your Building Permit for ANY work. In some cases, a Flood Plain Permit must be obtained for work that does not require a Building Permit (such as siding, windows, painting, grading, etc.).
STORMWATER PERMIT AND REGULATED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
During any construction if you will be disturbing 1 or more acres, please visit the following websites for more information about the requirements of the Phase II Stormwater Permit Program and Regulated Construction Activities:
CNY Regional Planning & Development Board
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
US Environmental Protection Agency
Click here for important information regarding Asbestos.
The following third party inspection agencies are the ONLY approved Electrical Inspectors in the Town of Camillus: