Building Codes

Our office will be closed on July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Our window is open from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday and applications are accepted until 3:30pm.


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  • Fax to (585) 786-6020
  • Bring to our window.  We are located at 36 Center Street, Suite C (2nd floor), Warsaw, in the Ag & Business Center behind Yummy's Ice Cream

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

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Pool Safely

Pool Safely is a national public education campaign from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children ages 1-4. According to CPSC data released in June 2022, on average, 389 children drown in pools and spas annually.

Drownings happen quickly and often they are silent. It’s not like in the movies, where children are portrayed as splashing and yelling for help. Drownings are 100 percent preventable, but to prevent these tragedies, we need everyone to always follow simple water safety steps.

In particular, installing more and even stronger layers of protection is key to prevention.

One of the best layers of protection is 4-sided fencing with a self-closing, self-latching gate around all pools and spas.

We must prevent young children from being able to get near the water if an adult isn’t nearby.

Simple steps can save lives, and parents and kids should follow these additional simple safety steps:

Designate a Water Watcher: Supervision is one of the most important steps you can take to keep children safer in and around the water. Designate a Water Watcher – this is an adult, whose only job is to watch children when they’re in the pool. It’s important that the Water Watcher is not distracted by texting or phone calls.

Teach Kids to Swim: While supervision is critical, it is also important for children to learn how to swim. Kids who can’t swim face a much higher risk of drowning, so sign your children up for swimming lessons. Your local YMCA or parks and rec department are great places to go for information on swimming lessons – many even offer them for free or at a reduced cost.

Learn CPR: When your children are learning how to swim, it is important for you to learn CPR. In case of an emergency, bystander CPR can often make a real difference while you’re waiting for emergency first responders to arrive at the scene. 

Check Drain Covers: Finally, regardless of whether you’re swimming in your home pool, or visiting a public pool, be sure that all drain covers are not loose or broken. Drains should be “VGB compliant,” which means they meet safety standards. If you own a pool and you’re not sure about the safety of your drain covers, a pool technician can let you know.

For more pool safety tips, visit:

Layers of Protection
Fire and Smoke Tests