Building Department



Office Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

317 Main Street, Suite 2017
East Rochester, New York 14445

Jim Herko, Building Inspector

(585) 385-3513 (O)

Jim Herko, East Rochester Building Inspector picture

Sarah Feely, Building Department Clerk

: (585) 385 - 3513 (O)

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 »

Zoning Board of Appeals


Barbara Marr


Frank Barbero
David Dezio
Eric Schoenhardt
Tim Rountree
Devin Vosburgh
Mark Leeper

Is a Permit Required?

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

Click here to Download a Building Permit Application.

Some (not all) projects that require a building permit, are listed in below.

Projects Requiring Permits

How do I Get a Permit or Certificate of Occupancy?

Submit Your Completed Applications:

In person or by mailing it to:

Building Department
Town/Village of East Rochester
317 Main Street, Suite 2017
East Rochester NY 14445


Email to:
Sarah Feely

Jim Herko

Building Permit Fee's* are only accepted in CASH or CHECK payment.

Fee Schedule can be found here »

*Permit Fees vary per project.

Other Forms

Zoning Board Application

Zoning Board of appeals meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Click here for a Zoning Board Application. For more information on Meetings, Agendas, Deadlines, Minutes, etc. go to the Zoning Board of Appeals page.

Town/Village Code Changes (as of July 1, 2022)

There have recently been some changes to our Town/Village Code. Due to all the changes we are doing our best to inform residents of the changes. Here are a few listed below. 

  • All garbage is now required to be placed in a garbage container with a fitly closing lid. 
         *Due to the recent increase in wildlife and rodent population, we are no longer allowing garbage to be placed  on the curb in loose plastic bags. All garbage must be placed in a garbage can / container / with a tight sealing lid. 

  • All Residents are required to have a galvanized iron can, plastic can or similar containers. These cans or containers shall not exceed 35 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight.

  • All garbage, refuse and other material shall be placed at the curb no sooner than 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the specified collection day for the particular street. 

  • All cans or containers must be removed within 12 hours after they are emptied.

We will be notifying residents of this code over the next month. At which point, if any residents are not in compliance of these codes, a fee will be assessed. 

Click here to see the REFUSE/SOLID WASTE section of the Town/Village Code. 

Certificate of Occupancy

C/O's on file do not transfer to new ownership when a 2+ Family residence is sold. A new C/O must be obtained in new owner's name upon deed transfer. 

You will also need a C/O if you are planning on renting out a residence (all sizes).

You can find a Certificate of Occupancy Application here. 

Once we receive the application, and cash or check payment of $100, we will call you to schedule a C/O Inspection.

Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Monroe County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This plan enables participating communities to be eligible for federal funding to rebuild stronger after disaster strikes.  Your feedback helps ensure that crucial mitigation projects can happen. Please take our citizen preparedness survey:

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

East Rochester's 125th Anniversary

East Rochester's 125th Anniversary Read more

12/10/2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate the birth of East Rochester at the Quasquicentennial Celebration on December 10th, 2022



The first day of the school year is always a special time.  The first day in a new school is doubly special.  And so, it was for St. Jerome’s School on September 3, 1952.

2022 East Rochester Annual Events

2022 East Rochester Annual Events Read more

For a complete listing of the 2022 Town/Village of East Rochester Annual Events, please click HERE or download the attached document.

Documents to download



According to a number of area sportscasters, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way—the East Rochester Bombers beating the Lyons Lions, 58-57.   While both basketball teams entered the game undefeated, Lyons was known as a powerhouse.  By looking at the history of the two teams, however, perhaps March 24, 1962, was destined to be different.  And what made the outcome of the contest all the more special was that it happened before a crowd estimated to be more than 10,000.  

Covid Test-Kits Available

Covid Test-Kits Available Read more

The Town/Village of East Rochester has additional Covid-19 test-kits for resident pickup. If you would like a test-kit please call (585) 586-3553 or stop by the Clerk's Office located on the 2nd floor of the Eyer Building. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.


FOI Requests

Freedom of Information
Law Requests Form


To appeal your FOIL request, please send your appeal to the Appeals Officer, Mayor John R. Alfieri, at

All appeals must be received within 10 days of your receipt of the original response to your FOIL request.