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Nobody has mowed the yard at a house down the street. Who do I call?
The City’s Code Enforcement Bureau also handles this. Call 315-785-7735 during regular business hours or you can call our Complaint Line and leave a voice message at (315)785-7846.
How do I report a code violation?
Call the Code Enforcement office during business hours at (315)785-7735 or leave a message on the Hotline any time at (315)785-7846.
Do I need a permit to put on a new roof or new siding?
A Maintenance or Repair Permit is required for a new roof. A Maintenance or Repair Permit is only required for new siding if the old siding is being stripped off.
Do I need a permit for a garage sale?
No, but you should be aware that Chapter 158 states “no more than two garage sales may be conducted in any one residence and/or family household during any calendar year.”
How do I apply for a Maintenance or Repair permit?
Applicant will come to the Code Enforcement office with a description of the project and a materials list, if necessary.
How do I apply for a Fence permit?
Applicant will come to the Code Enforcement office to complete the application form, indicating the location of the proposed fence. There is no fee for a fence permit.
How do I apply for a Building permit?
Applicant will come to the Code Enforcement office with plans for the building project and meet with an Inspector to review the scope of the project.
Do I need a permit to install a new driveway?
You need a "curb cut" permit from the Engineering Department.