Main Function of Department
Administer 2020 New York State Building & Fire Code, Local Zoning Code, Stormwater Management Practices and Flood Plain Development.
Review construction documents, issue building permits and inspect building projects for the Town and Village of Lancaster.
Receive resident and business complaints of building and zoning issues.
Before any person shall erect, construct, alter, move, demolish or commence to erect, construct, alter, move or demolish any building or structure within the Town of Lancaster and Village of Lancaster, such person shall first apply for and obtain a building permit from the Building Inspector.
Please contact this department for information and specifications regarding set back, permitted size and height of structures, prior to building permit application submittal.
Please provide the information as listed below for your project to apply.
Please call the office at 684-4171 to schedule inspections listed on building permits.
Do you live near a Zombie Property or a Vacant Home?
Here are links to help identify vacant properties and contact information.
Controlling the rodent population in our neighborhoods is a community effort. Code Enforcement and Resident participation is vital. For more information on how to keep our properties free from infestation, please visit this page on our site for more information or the Erie County Department of Health page.
Loads of topsoil, mulch, stone or any other material are not permitted to be deposited on roadways, in the road right of way or impede the use of sidewalks at any time.