Department of Code Enforcement 

745 Main Street, P.O. Box 69, Room 306
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Telephone: (716) 286-4450
Fax Number: (716) 286-4454

Hours: Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Including Noon Hour

PLEASE NOTE:  We now accept credit and debit card payments



Name & Email



Louis Fontana -
Acting Building Commissioner
George Amendola -
Chief Plumbing Inspector
Michael Lopez -
Chief Plumbing Inspector


Eric Palmer -
Chief Electrical Inspector
Patrick Ciccarelli -

Chief Code Enforcement\Sign & Zoning

Joseph Chick -

Code Enforcement Officer

Joseph Gervasi -

Code Enforcement Officer


Robert Stanley -

Code Enforcement Officer

Julie Kunecki

Administrative Assistant

Raymond Dashineau

Code Enforcement Officer / Property Owner Registrant




As a Code Enforcement Department, our primary objective and duty is to protect the public safety through the enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code together with all local codes and ordinances.

It is our duty and responsibility to assist the residents of the municipality in their efforts to comply with all codes and ordinances pursuant to the following: new construction residential remodeling and additions.

The Code Enforcement Department shall assist persons interested in commercial and/or industrial development. This Department shall address new construction, additions, and renovation of commercial/industrial parcels.

The Code Enforcement Department considers it our duty and responsibility to assist all persons in their efforts to comply with building codes and local statutes in a courteous, efficient and professional manner.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Issuance of building, sign, plumbing and electrical permits.
  • Review of plot plans and surveys pursuant to zoning compliance.
  • Response to complaints.
  • Assist applicants with regard to Zoning Board of Appeals review.
  • Building plan review for new construction, additions, and remodeling.
  • Issuance of Certificates of Compliance, Occupancy and Capacity.
  • Issuance of zoning compliance letters and related correspondence.
  • Registration of home improvement, electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors.
  • Landlord Rental & Property Owner Registration.

The Code Enforcement Department welcomes your call should there be questions.

The most frequently asked question of the Code Enforcement Department:

Question: When is a building permit required?

Response: A building permit is required in most instances for all work exclusive of painting and general cosmetic improvements. Additionally, in your best interests you are advised to contact the Code Enforcement Department should you be contemplating improvements to your building/structure.


Electrical Test Application

Certification Form - Demolish

Certification Form - Roofing or Siding

Demolition Permit Procedure

Demolition Contractor Requirements

Demolition Contractor Application

Fence Requirements

Application for Home Improvement Registration Certificate

Home Improvement Contractor Application Requirements

New Home Construction Requirements for Building Permit

Residential Requirements for Additions

Landlord Rental and Property Owner Registration

Landlord Renewal Notice

Insurance Requirements

Permit Fee Schedule

Procedure for Property Resubdivision

Swimming Pool Requirements

Plumbing Permit

Electrical Permit

Fire Alarm Permit

Mechanical Permit

Fax Permit Form