GENERAL CODE BOOK
Supervising Code Enforcement Officer
Hamburg Town Hall
6100 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, New York 14075
Phone: (716)649-6111 ext. 2210
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EFFECTIVE JUNE 29, 2020
The Building Inspection Office will be open to the public
FROM 9 AM to 4 PM
MONDAY thru FRIDAY
All inspections and request will be conducted between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM
Building Inspection Staff
Roger Gibson, Supervising Code Officer, ext. 2216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timothy Willard, Code Enforcement Officer, ext. 2212 email@example.com
Joe Boncore, Code Enforcement Officer, ext. 2215 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Skrzypek, Code Enforcement Officer, ext. 2214 email@example.com
Thomas Murphy, Code Enforcement Officer, ext. 2224 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Ryerse, Code Enforcement Officer, ext. 2211 email@example.com
Lon Robinson, Electrical Inspector, ext. 2217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Haffner, Senior Clerk Typist, ext. 2210 email@example.com
Important Notice of New Regulations
** ATTENTION TO ALL THOSE OWNERS, MANAGERS & TENANTS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
NYS State Carbon Monoxide Law for Commercial Buildings
A New Law affecting all existing commercial buildings now requires the installation of carbon monoxide detection systems. The Law requires compliance to these regulations by JUNE 27, 2016. The specific provisions can be found in Part 1128 of Title 19 NYCRR of the New York Codes and Regulations. For additional information concerning this new Law go to the NY Department of State website.
Building Inspection Responsibilities
Enforce the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the Town of Hamburg, Village of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell Zoning Codes.
Reviews plans for building permits to ensure the plans, specifications and any other information that may be required is in compliance with all codes before issuing the proper permits
Performs inspections on all building permits to ensure compliance with proper codes.
Address complaints and alleged violations for validity and resolution per zoning codes and property maintenance compliance, if there is a violation and it is not corrected we will bring the property owner into court and the judge will decide the final disposition.
Conducts fire inspections on commercial building and multiple unit apartment buildings to verify all smoke detectors and exit signs are functioning properly, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems are inspected and exit ways are clear of debris.
Receives and maintains storm water pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) reports for private subdivisions and commercial construction.
To obtain a building permit you must supply:
- Copy of your property survey (faxed or reduced copies will NOT be accepted)
- A detailed plan along with a material list or contractors estimate (whichever applies to your proposed project)
- Contractors workman's compensation insurance if exempt a waiver from the compensation board
Cash, check, mastercard, discover, american express, visa debit
are accepted by the Town Clerk as payment.
Permits must be obtained for building activity including but not limited to: residential additions, structural alterations, garages, sheds, fence, pools, decks, satellite dishes (over 18 inches) plumbing, electrical work. In most cases a permit is required for replacement of the above items.
PERMITS NOW REQUIRED FOR RE-ROOFING
The Town of Hamburg is performing electrical inspections as of January 25, 2010. All permits required for electrical must now be obtained from the Building Inspection Office. The Town no longer recognizes any other inspection agencies to perform such inspection services. However, there are electrical permits issued before January 25, 2010 by Commonwealth Electrical Inspection Services that remain open the Town will allow till May 1, 2010 for these permits to be finalized.
Building Permit Fees for the Town, Village of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell:
Requirements for the Town of Hamburg:
Applications for Plumbing, Sewer, and Electrical Permits:
House numbers are required to be placed on all houses in the Town of Hamburg, Village of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell. Numbers must be at least 4" high and visible from the street. Address numbers on mailboxes only are not compliant with the proper codes.
Remember to keep all generators, pressure washers or other gasoline-powered tools outside and NEVER use in a garage, carport (covered patio) or basement. Keep all gasoline powered tools well away from windows, doors and air-intakes. They all produce large amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) that can build up to dangerous levels in minutes.
Make sure you check all Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and replace the batteries if necessary.
Remember to check the back of your CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS for the expiration date.
Keep all FURNACE AND HOT WATER FLUE PIPES that are power vented out the side of your dwelling clear of snow and debris.
Before you use your Wood Burning Stove - remember to clean and maintain flue pipes.
Open burning is prohibited, recreational fires must be a minimum of 25 ft. from structures and CAN NOT produce smoke as a nuisance to surrounding neighbors
AMANDA'S LAW effective February 22, 2010
- Within each dwelling unit or sleeping unit, on each story having a sleeping area.
- Within each dwelling unit or sleeping unit, on each story where a carbon monoxide source is located.
- Carbon monoxide detectors required where the dwelling unit has appliances, devices or systems that may emit carbon monoxide or has an attached garage
PROHIBITED LOCATIONS: Carbon Monoxide alarms shall not be located within or near the openings to garages, bathrooms or furnace rooms. Carbon monoxide alarms shall also not be located in or near locations specified as 'prohibited,' 'not recommended' or the like in the manufacturer's installation instructions.