The Building Department is Located on the 2nd Floor, in the Eyer Building

Is a Permit Required?


Submit Your Completed Applications:

There are a number of building projects that require building permits.  General Guidelines are listed here.  Additional information sheets and guidelines listed below. If you are unsure if you need a permit it is best to call the Building Department directly. (585)385-3513

How do I Get a Permit?

Click General Building Permit Application (for both Residential & Commercial). This application, with 2 copies of plans for your intended project, along with a copy of your survey map are required for application review. Please make sure to draw your intended changes on your survey map using a visible color. 


In person or by mailing it to:
Building Department
Town/Village of East Rochester
317 Main Street
East Rochester NY 14445
Email to:
Sarah Feely

Jim Herko

Building Permit Fee's are only accepted in CASH or CHECK payment. 
Permit Fees vary per project. The Town/Village's
Fee Schedule can be found here. 

Contact Information

317 Main Street
East Rochester, New York 14445

(585) 385-3513

Jim Herko

Building Inspector


Sarah Feely

Building Department - Clerk

Guidelines & Code Regulations

Fence Info                Pool Info         
Shed Info                 General Guideline
Deck Info                 Permit Application

Many building projects require the filing of specific paperwork. Consult our list of commonly requested forms to find the paperwork that you need to get started with your project. Applications and Checklists ยป

Hiring A Contractor

Are you going to hire a contractor for your project?

If so, your contractor is required to provide us with proof of Liability & Workers' Compensation Insurance. If your contractor is a sole proprietor, who does not carry workers' comp, he/she may file for a CE-200 Exemption, from the State of New York.

There are many things to consider as part of your building project. When hiring a contractor, the New York State Office of the Attorney General has a variety of tips and recommendations. Read Hiring Contractors »

Basic Codes and Violations

Can I burn outdoors? Can I have a pool? Is there a curfew for minors? And other code basics.

Please help us preserve & improve the high quality of life we enjoy in East Rochester. Compliance with these and all Town/Village codes will help us as a community raise the level of awareness and expectation about code enforcement, and ultimately help us achieve the goal of community wide code compliance. Read more code basics »

If you have a code enforcement complaint about another house, and would like to remain anonymous, please feel free to submit an email by clicking here.


Do you own a double?
Ever consider returning it to a single? A $1000 tax rebate deconversion incentive is available through the Town/Village to do just that! Click here for more information!

Zoning Map

Official Zoning Map

Where are the residential areas? Where can I locate my business?

The Official Town/Village of East Rochester Zoning Map details where the residential, commercial and industrial parts of town begin and end. View the zoning map »

FOI Requests

Freedom of Information
Law Requests Form


Get In Touch

Town/Village of East Rochester
317 Main Street
East Rochester, New York 14445

: (585) 586-3553 | : (585) 419-8282

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About East Rochester

East Rochester was originally called Despatch because of its proximity to the railroad. The word came from the name of the first major company to locate here...

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