• How do I know if I need to hire a licensed design professional?
    Short answer: It’s complicated. New York State requires that building permit applications to Seneca County Code Enforcement include plans stamped by a Design Professional (either a licensed Architect or a licensed Engineer) when NYS Education Law requires that plans be stamped by a design professional Rules And Regulations – Department of NY State. What makes it complicated is that the … Read more
  • Incomplete Building Permit Applications No Longer Accepted
    The Seneca County Building and Fire Code Enforcement Department are committed to reducing the time to process a Building Permit application.  Collecting the required information to make an Incomplete application complete accounts for 5-10 business days of delay. As a result, beginning Monday, January 4th, 2016 incomplete Building Permit applications will no longer be accepted. ALL Building Permit applications require … Read more
  • Proof of Insurance Requirements for Building Permit Applications
    The New York State Department of Labor requires that Municipalities verify that all projects requiring a Building Permit have valid Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits coverage. Seneca County may not issue a Building Permit without proof of compliance with Section 57 of Worker’s Compensation Law. Acceptable Proof CE-200 Certificate of Attestation of Exemption if you are a … Read more
  • Updated Building Permit Application for Roofing Projects
    Building Permit Application Roofing The Department has updated the Building Permit Application for Roofing projects for your convenience.  This new version provides space for you to add your Contractor’s address, and it also includes the required Notice for Utilization of Truss Type Construction in the same file. Older versions of the application are still accepted, but … Read more
  • New 2014 State Commercial Energy Conservation Construction Code
    Effective January 1, 2015 On November 18, 2014, the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council voted to adopt an update to commercial provision of the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS). The ECCCNYS 2014 will primarily affect Commercial building construction and renovation and is in effect throughout New York … Read more