Building Inspector / Code Enforcement

Building Inspector / Code Enforcement



The office of the Town of Orchard Park’s Building Inspector is located in the Municipal Center on South Buffalo Street in the Village.


John Wittman – CEO/Construction Inspections EXT 1405

Email: [email protected]


Tom Minor – CEO/ Fire Inspector EXT 1404

Email: [email protected]



Natalie Nawrocki – CEO/Fire Inspections EXT 1401

Email: [email protected]


  • All Building Inspections require 24-hour notice. Providing Emergency Services is the only exception and will take precedent over scheduled inspections. A mandatory contact  phone number is required for each inspection.

  • Non-compliant inspection results and a cancellation, the same day of   inspection, will require an additional fee.

  • Failure to obtain a permit prior to work will constitute a double fee. While Building Applications may consist of subsidiary applications, each contractor is responsible to withdraw from work prior to obtaining a permit.

Office News

  • NOTICE – Effective October 5, 2022 Fences must be erected good side out.
  • NOTICE – Effective February 22, 2010 New York State Law requires carbon monoxide detectors in ALL homes. In addition, the law requires contractors to provide carbon monoxide detectors when they install a new hot water tank or furnace.
  • NOTICE – Reminder-Town ordinances now require property owners to maintain the sidewalks bordering their properties- *** this includes snow and ice removal***
  • NOTICE – Permits required for installation of generators
  • Plumbers and electricians are required to have a license to perform work in the town of Orchard Park as of January 2020. Applications available in the building office
  • As of January 2020 the town of Orchard Park requires plumbing permits for all work
  • New permits as of January 2020
    • mechanical permits- furnaces and air conditioning
    • roof permits
    • fire protection permits
    • plumbing permits
    • food truck permits


2024 Permit Fee Schedule – Click Here

Permit Types

When warmer weather approaches, people begin to think of working outdoors – in their yards or on their homes. Residents of Orchard Park should be aware that building permits are required for such things as:

  • All New Construction
  • Deck/Patios
  • Additions
  • GazebosStructural Alterations
  • In-Ground Pools
  • Above-Ground Pools
  • Permanent Generators
  • Additional Plumbing Fixtures
  • Garages
  • Fences
  • Tool Sheds
  • Excavation and Fill Permits
  • Wood Stove’s
  • Demolition Permits
  • Signs
  • Roofing
  • Furnace/AC
  • Fire protection
  • Food Truck Permits

Address Numbers

The Town of Orchard Park has an ordinance requiring every building – residential or commercial – to display its “HOUSE NUMBER” conspicuously on the front of the structure. This is a great help to police, fire and rescue, and utility vehicles in case of an emergency. It also helps our inspector when called out for an inspection.

Private Pools

  • Both the State code and Town Ordinances require in-ground pools to be enclosed by a fence at least four feet in height with self-closing/self-latching gates. Any part of an above-ground pool whose top rail is less than 48 inches above the ground also must be fenced off. The foregoing requirement does not apply to pools less than 24 inches deep. For additional specifications on pool enclosures, you may contact the Building Inspector’s office.
  • New for 2007 – Alarms required for pools.
  • Electrical Wiring Requirements For Permanently Installed Swimming Pools: Click Here