complete a survey and detailed 'site plan' showing elevations (contours if requested)
proposed building location
sewer and storm drainage disposal
Building code analysis/code review for your specified occupancy
Structural plans must have:
complete foundation details
Supporting materials may include items such as: soil reports, structural calculations, energy calculations or statement, drainage calculations, etc.
Contact the Code Enforcement Permit Desk at (315) 448-8600 for specific information required for your project.
Over the Counter Permits
For smaller projects, both commercial and residential, it may be possible to obtain approval "over the counter," if plans can be reviewed in under 20 minutes by a Code Enforcement Plans Examiner, and no other agency outside of the Permit Desk needs to review the project.
Simple renovations may include drywall removal and replacement, modifications to existing layout of interior walls, minor repairs to steps, storefronts, decks, pools and garages.
How to Pay
All applications that cannot be reviewed over the counter and are left for review shall have plan review fees paid at the time of application. All other fees will be paid at time of issuance. Payment is by check or money order. Credit cards, debit cards and cash are NOT accepted.
Central Permit Office City Hall Commons, Room 101 201 East Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free parking for up to 2 hours is available for customers using the Central Permit Office.
Please allow at least 15 to 30 minutes for all permit applications.
Note:The Code Enforcement Office is authorized to:
Require that the applicant meet to discuss plans for the proposed work or change of occupancy prior to the issuance of a permit in order to establish the specific applicability of the provisions of the New York State Building Code and/or local codes.
Exception: One- and two-family dwellings that are not undergoing extensive alteration or a change of occupancy.
Require an existing building to be investigated and evaluated by a registered design professional based on the circumstances agreed upon at the preliminary meeting to determine the existence of any potential non-conformances with the provisions of the New York State Building Code.