Departments

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.

NOTICE: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 11 2016 THE TOWN OF ORCHARD PARK WILL NO LONGER BE UTILIZING A THIRD PARTY AGENCY FOR ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS. WE WILL BE DOING THIS IN HOUSE. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BUILDING INSPECTOR’S OFFICE OR ON OUR WEBSITE. FEES WILL BE PAID TO THE TOWN OF ORCHARD PARK

 

Office News

  • 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

Services:

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

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