Building Codes

SPECIAL NOTE: 

DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19 OUR LOBBY AND WINDOW IS OPEN ON A LIMITED BASIS.  PER NYS POLICY MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  YOU MAY SUBMIT APPLICATIONS VIA THE FOLLOWING:

As soon as we receive your application, we will work as quickly as we can to process it. Please note we may call or email you to advise you of fees and other needed items. 

*** If you are calling the Building Codes Phone number (585) 786-8820 and do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a message and one of our CEO’s will return your call as quickly as possible. ***

Thank you for your patience and help to limit exposure during this time. 

The Wyoming County Building Codes Office is open from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm; Monday- Friday. Applications are accepted until 3:30 pm.

A building permit is required for the installation of solid fuel units and chimneys. The solid fuel building permit application can found in the previous section. Please call our office at 585-786-8820, option 1 if you have any questions.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - MARCH 14, 2021


Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour at 2:00am on Sunday, March 14, 2021.  Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on March 14th than the day before.  There will be more light in the evening.



CHECK YOUR SMOKE AND CO ALARMS AND CHANGE THE BATTERIES!



With the change in seasons comes a very important task- checking your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and changing batteries.

The newest New York State Code Requirements state that for new construction and additions, hard wired units are required. However, the requirements for existing construction are different. Although, a great addition to any home, any unit can be faulty. Be sure to check all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms monthly. Simply looking for the blinking light is not always enough. As with any electronic device, some options may not be working. ​​Be sure to press the test button on all units at least once a month to ensure that the tones on the detectors and alarms are working. Better safe than sorry! ​​​

CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY REMINDERS

As we gather this holiday season, NYS Division of Consumer Protection wants to help keep you safe. In light of the public health crisis and with winter approaching, families are spending more time at home then ever. Did you know that many deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning occur during the winter months? Learn how to stay safe this year by following the tips below, provided in partnership with the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC):

Carbon Monoxide – Known as the invisible killer, carbon monoxide leaks are undetectable as they are odorless and colorless. Prevention is key, and can be done by taking the following measures:

• Install a battery-operated or battery-backed carbon monoxide detector. Replace batteries once a year in all CO alarms on every level of your home and outside sleeping area. Note that this is different from your smoke alarm.​​

• Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician. ​​• Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, at least 20 feet away from your home.​​ • Never use a gas range or oven for heating.​​ • Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire and keep it open until the ashes are cool. An open damper may help prevent build-up of poisonous gases inside the home. ​​• Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion. These symptoms can be mistaken for the flu. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 911.​​ • NEVER ignore a beeping CO alarm. If the CO alarm rings, get outside immediately, and call 911.
​ You can find these and more tips by checking out the Consumer Protection Safety Commission website at https://www.cpsc.gov/ . You can also find more information at the Division of Consumer Protection website at www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection.

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