City of Binghamton, New York

What kind of work requires a Building Permit?

In accordance with Code of Ordinances, Chapter §200-9. Building permits, a Building Permits is required. for any work which must conform to the Uniform Code and/or the Energy Code.
This work may include: demolition of structures; construction of new residential, commercial and industrial buildings; additions to residential, commercial and industrial buildings; interior and exterior structural repairs; alterations, improvements and remodeling of existing structures; and the construction, enlargement, alteration, improvement, removal, relocation, demolition, or the extension of electrical, plumbing or HVAC systems.
A Building Permit is required for the installation of a solid-fuel-burning heating appliance, gas fired decorative appliances, chimney or flue; garages, carports, sheds larger than 100 square feet; decks, porches and stairs; roofing and siding; fences; swimming pools in which the water depth is greater than two-feet; residential and commercial heating systems (new and replacements); fire suppression systems, or fire alarm systems; parking lots subject to Planning approval.

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