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  • Inspection Office

    Inspections can be obtained by calling the Inspection Desk at (315) 448-8695. Please allow at least 48 hours to prior to appointment so that staff can schedule the appointment. This number can also be called to report illegal construction related activities and complaints.

    Contacting the Inspectors Desk

    City Hall Commons Room 301
    201 East Washington Street
    Syracuse, New York 13202

    Hours:    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Phone:     (315) 448-8695
    Fax:         (315) 448-8764 or 448-8615

    When I call for an inspection or complaint

    When you call for inspection, have the type of Permit, address of inspection, floor or business name information available. If a Complaint, have the address and type of construction related activity observed. 

    The following are types of inspections handled by this department:

            * Electrical Inspections - for electrical, fire alarm and security work

            * Building Permit Inspections - for the construction or alteration of structures, pools, fences and decks

            * Mechanical Permit Inspections - for HVAC and Refrigeration work, above/underground tanks, cooking hood systems and fireplaces

            * Sprinkler Permit Inspections - for sprinkler work


            * Plumbing Permits and Inspections are handled by the Onondaga County Plumbing Department at (315) 435-6614

            * Elevator Permits are issued by the Permit Desk and must be obtained by a licensed elevator mechanic. 

           * All required periodic elevator inspections/tests must be performed by a licensed elevator inspection agency. For a list of approved agencies please visit the link below.


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