Building Permit Requirements

REQUIRED: Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change a building or structure, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

Inspections will be made according to the Building Department Inspection Card. Twenty Four hour notice is preferred, but same day inspections are not uncommon, please call either way. Having your inspection card on site for me to sign off on is required. On remodels and alterations the inspection card must be on the front of the house accessible by me and in plain view of the street. On new construction, please place the card in a plastic Ziploc bag at the temporary power pole or on a 2x4 stuck in the ground. As soon as you are dried in, your permit card MUST be in a window facing the street. It is very important to have the final inspections on the projects. At this time we will check the final inspections, Water Meter number, remote number, and you will be issued a Certificate of Occupancy. A copy of the certificate of occupancy will be filed with the city clerk.

The codes being enforced by the City of Buffalo Building Department are the 2018 International Residential Code, 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Mechanical Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code, 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 International Existing Building Code, 2018 International Energy Code. You are required to have the new codes for the work that you do in your possession. I have several copies here for looking through. I also will be keeping a modest inventory on hand for sale. You can also find these books for sale online.