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Welcome to the the Town of Corning, NY online!

The Town of Corning Offices are located at 20 South Maple St, Corning NY 14830

The Town of Corning was established in 1852. Located in southeastern Steuben County, it has a total area of 37.3 miles. The Town is bordered on the East by the Town of Big Flats, on the North by the Town of Hornby, on the South by The Town of Caton and West by the Town of Erwin. The Town has 56.1 miles of roads.

Interstate 86 runs through the Town along with State Routes 17, 414, 225, 352. There are two Villages within the Town, the Village of Riverside and Village of South Corning.

The Town is home to the 550 acre campus of Corning Community College.

For important information regarding new and ongoing projects in the Town, please click on the Town Projects link.

Year Established
Total Mile Area
Miles of Road


Building permit applications are now available as a fill-in PDF for your convenience, please click here to be taken to the Building Inspector’s page to access them.

The 2017 Tentative Assessment Roll has been posted, please click here to access it.

Town of Corning Government

Below are the governing bodies of the town government.
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Supervisor Kimberly Feehan

 (607) 936-6114 Ext 5

(607) 329 8786 (607) 937 0779 supervisor@townofcorningny.org

The Town of Corning Town Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Town Supervisor Kimberly Feehan:  supervisor@townofcorningny.org

Deputy Supervisor Councilman Mike Brenning: mbrenning@townofcorningny.org

Councilwoman Jenniffer Mullen: jmullen@townofcorningny.org

Councilman Stuart Sammis: ssammis@townofcorningny.org

Councilman David Shafer: dshafer@townofcorningny.org

The Town of Corning Planning Board is authorized to approve subdivisions.  The Town of Corning Planning Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, in Corning Town Hall, at 5:30 pm.  The cutoff for matters to go before the Planning Board is the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Below is the current list of Planning Board members:

Chairman Elijah Baity
Richard Pope
Michael Quattrini
Marianne Redner
Jon Huff
Dale Bly
Wayne Bennett

The Zoning Board handles requests for area and use variances. The Board meets as needed. All applications must be in to the Town Hall two weeks prior to meeting date.

Below is the current list of Zoning Board members:

Michael Donnelly- Chairman
Michael Pambianchi
John MacMahaon
Phillip Zarnoch

Town of Corning Departments

Below is a list of each of the service departments for the Town of Corning.
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The Town of Corning Town Clerk’s Office hours:

Monday thru Thursday, 8 am to 4:30 pm and CLOSED on Friday until further notice. 

Clerk Susan A. Edwards 

 (607) 936-6114 Ext 1 (607) 936-0210 townclerk@townofcorningny.org
The Town Clerk issues Marriage Licenses, Landfill Tickets, Dog Licenses and NYS Sporting Licenses.

New York State Law requires licensing for dogs that are 4 months old and also require an up-to-date rabies vaccine.

The license fee for a spayed and neutered dog is $7.50 and $15.50 for an unspayed and unneutered dog.

Assessor Katherine N. Deal

Assessor Clerk Avonne Dickerson

 20 South Maple St, Corning NY 14830 (607) 936 8334 ext 3 (607) 937 0779 or (607) 936 0210 KDeal@assessor.com deputyclerk@TownofCorningNY.org

The 2017 Final Assessment Roll has been posted, please click here to access it.

To Reach the Assessor outside of office hours please call: (607) 425 6522

Town of Corning Assessment Office Hours:

Monday 8:00AM – 1:45PM
Tuesday 7:00AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday 7:00AM – 4:30PM
Thursday 8:00AM – 1:45PM

**Please note that the Assessor is in the office Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 7:00AM-4:30PM, however, someone is available to assist you during the above mentioned hours.

  • For more information regarding property assessment please visit: www.tax.ny.gov
  • Exemptions for the upcoming tax year are due back to the assessment office no later than March 1st each year.
  • Grievance Day is held the fourth Tuesday in May each year.
  • The final roll is filed on July 1st each year.

Dog Control Officer Jerry Aldrich

(607) 359 3997 (607) 542 0345
The Code Enforcement and Building Department is open Monday – Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM, and Fridays 8:00AM-12:00PM

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

(607) 936 6114  ext 2 (607) 368 1309 (607) 937-0779 20 South Maple St, Corning NY 14830 codes@townofcorningny.org

Click here for New York State Codes

Please click here for DEC Opening Burning Questions and Answers

Fee Schedule

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
Variance $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
Addition $50.00.00 + $2/$1,000 value based on  $100.00/sq foot minimum
Remodel $50.00.00 + $2/$1,000 value based on  $50.00/sq foot minimum
Accessory structure $50.00 + $1/$1,000 value
Deck/ Porch $50.00
Demolition $50.00
Electric See System Permit Below
Fence $25.00
Furnace See System Permit Below
Logging $100.00
Plumbing See System Permit Below
Manufactured Home $150.00 on slab, $200.00 on foundation, plus well and septic
Pool $50.00 includes sauna/hot tub
Roof $50.00
Septic $50.00
Shed $25.00 with no dimension greater than 16’
Solar $50.00
Solid Fuel Burners $50.00
System Permit $50.00- includes any supporting system
Well $50.00

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.
 11001 West Caton Road

Ken Fields

(607) 936 6114 ext 7 (607) 738-2376

Lot fees are $400.00 and interment fee is $400.00

Please click here to access all of the plot records.

Superintendent Dylan Dewert

(607) 962 2324

 (607) 937 3805 corninghgwydept@townofcorningny.org deputyhgwy@townofcorningny.org

Brush Drop-off Hours:
During Daylight Savings Time – Monday through Thursday 6:30-3:30 pm
During Off Daylight Savings Time – Monday through Friday 7:00- 2:30 pm

Honorable Dale J. Leonard and Honorable Glenford L. Rose Jr.

(607) 936 6114 ext 4 (607) 936 2616 cjividen@nycourts.gov

The Court Office is open Monday – Thursday 9:30AM-4:30PM, and Fridays 9:30AM-1:00PM

Regular Court is held on Monday night at 6:00pm:

Phone Court Office for adjournments:
Judge Rose – Even Dated Monday’s
Judge Leonard – Odd Dated Monday’s

ADA Court is on the first Thursday of every month:

Phone Court Office to be scheduled:
4:00 pm – Judge Rose
5:30 pm – Judge Leonard

Civil cases are heard at 5:30pm on regular Court nights.

Parking is available on S. Elm St., behind the building.

(607) 936 6114 ext 6 (607) 936 2006

Superintendent Ken Fields

(607) 738-2376 tocwater@townofcorningny.org

Back-up Operator Scott O’Brian

(607) 426 9013 towcwater2@townofcorningny.org

The water districts are Corning Manor, Gibson, Pinewood and Hornby Road. New York State requires an annual report of the Water districts.

2016 Water Department Reports

Corning Manor Water District
Hornby Road Water District
Pinewood Water District
Gibson Water District
East Corning Water District

Town of Corning Fire Departments

Below is a list of each of fire departments for the Town of Corning.
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Fire Fighter Incident Form (.pdf)
CF2 (.pdf)

 11873 E Corning Rd, Corning (city), New York


(607) 962 6904

Volunteer Fire Dept that provides Fire, Rescue and EMS services to the Town of Corning.

To provide fire and rescue services to the Community of East Corning located in the Town of Corning. Progressive, Proud & Protective.

Company Overview
The East Corning Fire District includes all of the area within the following boundaries: East: Steuben/ Chemung county line; by the Chemung River; West; Gordon Creek, and North to the junction of Hickok and Goff Road

Chief Mike Brenning
1st Assistant Chief Clifford Miller
2nd Assistant Chief Dan Feehan
President Dave Shafer
Treasurer Evan Brown
Secretary Richard Herrick
Finance Committee Chairman Gerald MacDonald

General Information
We are always looking for volunteers!
Come see what we do on Monday nights at 6:30 pm or call 607-962-6904.
Monthly meetings are held every first Wednesday of each month.


 3344 Baker St Ext, Corning (city), New York


(607) 962 3778

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The North Corning Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1967, to provide fire protection to the northern tier of the Town of Corning.

To provide safe, swift and efficient fire suppression, technical rescue, EMS services and public education to all residents of our town and surrounding areas.

Company Overview
Chief Mike Mahnke
1st Asst Chief Nick Cecci
2nd Asst Chief Jesse Wilson
3rd Asst Chief Justin Eberlin
Captain Amanda Perry
Captain John Clarkson
Fire Police Captain Ron Hodge
President Jeff Cross

General Information
Today the North Corning Volunteer Fire Departments still provides fire, rescue and EMS protection to the Town of Corning residents. North Corning Fire Department is operated out of one station and eight apparatus, on the corner of State Route 414 and Winfield Street. This gives us easy access to Interstate 86, both east and west bound lanes, and other areas of the Town of Corning.

 7 Clark St, Corning (city), New York

(607) 937 5866

Proudly protecting the Village of South Corning and the Town of Corning since 1965.

To provide fire and rescue services to the Community of East Corning located in the Town of Corning. Progressive, Proud & Protective.

Company Overview
Chief Adam Nehring

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The history of the Town of Corning

The Town of Corning was established in 1852. It consists of five boroughs, they are East Corning, Morrcrest, Gibson and the Villages of Riverside and South Corning. Originally the area was best known for farming because of the rich soil along the river. The Erie feeder canal made Gibson a stop for river travelers and lumbermen. Railroads soon became an important means of transportation, with stations located in what is now known as Gibson, and also one in East Corning. Soon hotels, mills and blacksmith shops were erected throughout the surrounding area. Today the Town of Corning is home to many small businesses, a community College as well as a large residential area.

Information provided by the Town Historian — Susan Edwards

Corning (town), New York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Corning is a town in Steuben County, New York, USA. The town is in the eastern part of the county and borders the city of Corning. The town population was 6,426 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Erastus Corning, a financier.


The first settlement was near the current city of Corning around 1789. The Town of Corning began as the “Town of Painted Post” in 1796 when the county was founded. In 1836, the name was changed to honor an important investor in the local economy. The community of Corning set itself apart as a village in 1848 and became a city in 1890.

The town of Corning was incorporated in 1852.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.3 square miles (97 km2), of which 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.07%) is water.

The Chemung River, formed by the confluence of the Cohocton River and the Tioga River a few miles west of the town, flows through the town, and the city of Corning.

The east town line is the border of Chemung County, (Town of Big Flats).

Interstate 86, New York State Route 17, New York State Route 225, New York State Route 352, New York State Route 414, and New York State Route 415 pass through the town.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,426 people, 2,491 households, and 1,840 families residing in the town. The population density was 174.1 people per square mile (67.2/km²). There were 2,626 housing units at an average density of 71.1 per square mile (27.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.25% White, 2.46% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 2,491 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,649, and the median income for a family was $51,470. Males had a median income of $40,542 versus $25,804 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,149. About 5.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over

Communities and locations in the Town of Corning

Corning Community College – A public junior college west of South Corning.

  • Corning Manor – A hamlet southeast of Corning city by Interstate 86.
  • Denmark – A hamlet and suburban community northeast of Corning city.
  • East Corning – A location near the east town line on NY-352.
  • French Mill – A hamlet south of Corning on NY-225.
  • Gibson – A hamlet southeast of Corning city on the north bank of the Chemung River.
  • Narrows Creek – A stream entering the Chemung River by Gibson.
  • Post Creek – A stream entering the Chemung River by Corning city.
  • Riverside – A village located on NY-415 that borders the city of Corning on its west side.
  • South Corning – A village located on NY-225 south of the city of Corning.


  1. “The History of the Town of Corning”. Town of Corning. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  2. “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014”. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  3. “Census of Population and Housing”. Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.


Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°8′28″N 77°1′57″W
Country United States
State New York
County Steuben
• Total 37.3 sq mi (96.7 km2)
• Land 36.9 sq mi (95.6 km2)
• Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2000)
• Total 6,426
• Density 174.1/sq mi (67.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
• Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 14830-14831
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 14830-14831
GNIS feature ID 0978868

Historical population
Census Population Percent Change
1820 2,088
1830 974 −53.4%
1840 1,674 71.9%
1850 4,372 161.2%
1860 6,003 37.3%
1870 >6,502 8.3%
1880 7,402 13.8%
1890 1,638 −77.9%
1900 1,937 18.3%
1910 2,391 23.4%
1920 2,857 19.5%
1930 2,997 4.9%
1940 3,152 5.2%
1950 4,275 35.6%
1960 6,732 57.5%
1970 7,523 11.7%
1980 6,846 −9.0%
1990 6,367 −7.0%
2000 6,426 0.9%
2010 6,270 −2.4%
Est. 2014 6,393 2.0%

U.S. Decennial Census

Town of Corning Laws and Regulations

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Town Projects

Town of Corning Engineer for the East Corning WD Project: James Gensel
Fagan Engineering

Town Supervisor Kim Feehan
936-6114 (ext 5)

2/17/16- This Extension has been substantially completed. The Department of Health has authorized the Town to put this line in service.

Any residence within this extension may now contact their Plumber and Ken Fields, Town of Corning Water Operator to facilitate connecting to the water system. 607-936-6114 ext 6
4/4/16- the Contractor has finishing work left to be done. Restoration work will begin in later April to early May.

2/17/16 -Town of Corning Planning Grant for the Consolidation of Gibson Water District, Gibson Water District Extension 1, Corning Manor Water District, East Corning Water District, East Corning Water District Extension 1 (and potentially East Corning Water District Extension 2, if approved) has been submitted to the the New York State Department of State.
The Citizens Empowerment grant is a frequent and non-competitive grant that on the planning side is 50/50 match upon award. The maximum of the project cannot exceed $50,000. The Grant is 50/50 match.

The Town of Corning will be holding a Public Hearing on September 19th, 2017 for the purposes of hearing public comment on the Town Board approval of the Joint Consolidation agreement and plan effectuating the Consolidation of Operations and Maintenance of the Gibson, Corning Manor, East Corning, East Corning Ext. No. 1 and East Corning Ext. No 2. Water districts into the Town of Corning EC Consolidated Water District.  The Map, Plan and Report, Joint Consolidation agreement and plan documents can be found on the Town Document section of this website.

3/15/16- The Town Board has approved contracts at the 3/15/16 Board meeting for this Capital Improvement project.
The Contractors will be receiving the notice to proceed on 4/6/16. Work should be commencing in the next couple weeks.
If you are resident and have any questions or issues please call the Supervisor at (607) 329 8786 or the Engineer, RC Holmes at 734 2165.

The Kate Danforth Community Gardens were dedicated in June of 2017.  We presently have 25 raised beds active.  There are Strawberry and Potato bins and a community compost that the Town residents are welcome to use.

Participating Community Garden Sponsors are:

  • The Town of Corning
  • Corning Rotary
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Corning Painted Post School District
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Fingerlakes Eat Smart NY
  • Gridley Excavating
  • Corning Food Pantry
  • The Salvation Army
  • Corning Meals on Wheels

Garden plots are $15.00 a season for a 4 x 10 x 2 raised bed
Growers are encouraged to “Grow A Row” for the community pantries.
Contact to rent a plot is Stuart Sammis at 607-684-8981