Building Department



Office Hours

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

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

For general questions please call the Building Department directly:

(585) 385-3513

Jim Herko, Building Inspector

(585) 385-3513 (O)

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Sarah Feely, Building Department Clerk

: (585) 381-5153 (O)

How do I get a Permit or C/O?

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.

*Permit Fees vary per project. The Town / Village's 

Fee Schedule can be found here. >

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 »

Is a Permit Required?

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.

Other Forms

Zoning Board Applications

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.

Zoning Board of Appeals


Barbara Marr


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

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 »