Department of Code Enforcement

745 Main Street, P.O. Box 69, Room 306
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Telephone: (716) 286-4450
Fax Number: (716) 286-4454

Hours: Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Including Noon Hour

PLEASE NOTE: We now accept credit and debit card payments

Code Enforcement Staff

Name & Email Title Telephone
Louis Fontana Acting Building Commissioner 286-4492
George Amendola Chief Plumbing Inspector 286-4452
Michael Lopez Chief Plumbing Inspector 286-4452
Eric Palmer Chief Electrical Inspector 286-4458
Patrick Ciccarelli Chief Code Enforcement\Sign & Zoning 286-4387
Joseph Chick Code Enforcement Officer 286-4459
Joseph Gervasi Code Enforcement Officer 286-4324
Robert Stanley Code Enforcement Officer 286-4364
Julie Kunecki Administrative Assistant 286-4450
Raymond Dashineau Code Enforcement Officer / Property Owner Registrant 286-4464

 

Mission Statement

As a Code Enforcement Department, our primary objective and duty is to protect the public safety through the enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code together with all local codes and ordinances.

It is our duty and responsibility to assist the residents of the municipality in their efforts to comply with all codes and ordinances pursuant to the following: new construction residential remodeling and additions.

The Code Enforcement Department shall assist persons interested in commercial and/or industrial development. This Department shall address new construction, additions, and renovation of commercial/industrial parcels.

The Code Enforcement Department considers it our duty and responsibility to assist all persons in their efforts to comply with building codes and local statutes in a courteous, efficient and professional manner.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Issuance of building, sign, plumbing and electrical permits.
  • Review of plot plans and surveys pursuant to zoning compliance.
  • Response to complaints.
  • Assist applicants with regard to Zoning Board of Appeals review.
  • Building plan review for new construction, additions, and remodeling.
  • Issuance of Certificates of Compliance, Occupancy and Capacity.
  • Issuance of zoning compliance letters and related correspondence.
  • Registration of home improvement, electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors.
  • Landlord Rental & Property Owner Registration.
  • The Code Enforcement Department welcomes your call should there be questions.

The most frequently asked question of the Code Enforcement Department:

Question: When is a building permit required?

Response: A building permit is required in most instances for all work exclusive of painting and general cosmetic improvements. Additionally, in your best interests you are advised to contact the Code Enforcement Department should you be contemplating improvements to your building/structure.

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