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.
Dave Holland – CEO/construction inspections EXT 1403
John Wittman – CEO/ plumbing inspections EXT 1405
Tom Minor – CEO/ Fire inspector EXT 1404
Rayne Degre – CEO/ Electric inspector EXT 1406
Natalie Nawrocki – Building and Zoning clerk EXT 1401
NOTICE- EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2019 WE ARE NO LONGER UTILIZING A SHARED SERVICE FOR ELECTRIC INSPECTIONS. WE HAVE OUR OWN FULL TIME INSPECTOR. PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 662-6430 TO SCHEDULE ELECTRIC INSPECTIONS. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE OR IN THE OFFICE.
- 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
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
- GazebosStructural Alterations
- In-Ground Pools
- Above-Ground Pools
- Permanent Generators
- Additional Plumbing Fixtures
- Tool Sheds
- Excavation and Fill Permits
- Wood Stove’s
- Demolition Permits
- Fire protection
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.
- 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