Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Page Options
Town of Corning Building Inspector/Codes Office Minimize
Beginning April 4th, 2016:
The Code Enforcement and Building Department will be open 8:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 8:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.

Building permits are required for work being done in the Town, in the event that you are unsure if a permit is required please contact Chuck Coons our Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector who will be happy to assist you with your building and permitting needs. Please click below for the fill-in PDF version of the building permit application.

Building Permit Application

Phone: (607)-936-6114  ext 2
Cell Phone: (607)-368-1309
Fax:  (607) 937-0779
Mailing address: 20 South Maple St, Corning NY 14830

Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector E-mail: Codes@townofcorningny.org

Click here for New York State Codes


Please click here for DEC Opening Burning Questions and Answers
Fee Schedule Minimize
Permits are needed for the following: Update 07/12/2016


Permit / Application Type                                                            Fee                                        

Site Plan

$75.00 res/$150.00 non-res , plus costs incurred by Town 1


$75.00 res/$150.00 non-res , plus costs incurred by Town 1

New Construction house

$50.00.00 + $2/$1,000 value based on $125.00/sq foot minimum


$50.00.00 + $2/$1,000 value based on $100.00/sq foot minimum


$50.00.00 + $2/$1,000 value based on $50.00/sq foot minimum

Accessory structure

$50.00 + $1/$1,000 value

Deck/ Porch





See System Permit Below




See System Permit Below




See System Permit Below

Manufactured Home

$150.00 on slab, $200.00 on foundation , plus well and septic


$50.00 includes sauna/hot tub






$25.00 with no dimension greater than 16’



Solid Fuel Burners


System Permit

$50.00- includes any supporting system




1.     Costs that are incurred by the Town may include, but are not limited to: legal notice fees, professional site plan review fees, engineering fees, legal consultation fees, building plan review fees, other legal fees.

An additional $50.00 will be added to any permit fee for a job started before a permit is issued, and a violation notice may be issued.

Permits are not required for the following, as stated in Local Law #2 of 2010:

1. Construction or installation of one story detached structures associated with one or two family dwelling or multiple single-family dwelling (townhouse), which are used for tool and storage shed, playhouses, or similar uses, provided the gross floor area does not exceed 144 sq ft.

2. Installation of swings and other playground equipment associated with one or two family dwelling or multiple single family dwellings (townhouses).
3. Installation of swimming pools associated with a one or two family dwelling or multiple single family dwellings (townhouses) where such pools are designed for a water depth of less than 24 inches, and are installed entirely above ground.

4. Fences which are not part of an enclosure surrounding a swimming pool

5. Construction of retaining walls unless such walls support a surcharge or impound Class I, II or IIIA liquids

6. Construction of temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery

7. Installation of awnings supported by an exterior wall of a one or two family dwelling or multiple single family dwellings (townhouses)

8. Installation of partitions or movable cases less than 5’9” in height

9. Painting, wallpapering, tiling, carpeting, or other similar finish work

10. Installation of listed portable electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, or cooling equipment or appliances

11. Replacement of any equipment provided it does not alter the equipment’s listing, or render it inconsistent with the equipment’s original specifications.

12. Repairs, provided that such repairs do not involve (i) the removal or cutting away of a load baring wall, partition, or portion thereof, or of any structural beam or load bearing component; (ii) the removal or change of any required means of egress, or the rearrangement of parts of a structure in a manner which effects egress; (iii) the enlargement, alteration, replacement, or relocation of any building system; or (iv) the removal from service of all or part of a fire protection system for any period of time.

Not finding a listing for your proposed project? Please contact our office at 936-8334, Ext #2.
Copyright 2012, Town of Corning, NY
  • http://www.townofcorningny.org/images/cheaplv.asp