The Code Enforcement Office
The Danby Code Enforcement Office is responsible for the enforcement of local and some statewide ordinances and regulations. This generally includes:
- Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
- Building Permits
- Fire Inspections
- Stormwater Management
In addition, our office is responsible for assigning address numbers. Address signs that meet code requirements can be ordered from your local fire departments, and the forms can be downloaded here: West Danby or Danby.
Building Permit Applications
Most construction work within the town requires a Building Permit, including:
- New construction
- Additions and renovations
- Swimming pools
- Solid-fuel-burning appliances
- Solar PV and hot water installations
- Pre-fabricated sheds of greater than 144 s.f. of gross floor area
- Manufactured homes
- Pole barns, garages, sheds, decks, porches
- Demolition of buildings
There are some projects that don’t need a permit. These are:
- Small accessory structures associated with a single- or two-family dwellings or townhouses which are used for tool and storage sheds, playhouses or similar uses, provided the gross floor area is less than 144 s.f.
- Swings or playground equipment;
- Above-ground swimming pools less than 24” in depth;
- Fences that aren’t part of an enclosure surrounding a swimming pool;
- Retaining walls;
- Temporary stage sets;
- Window awnings;
- Partitions or movable cases less than 69” in height;
- Finish work, such as wallpapering, painting, tile-setting, carpeting or other similar work.
Building permit forms may be downloaded here:
Code and Zoning Office Monthly Reports
Monthly reports summarizing building activity and other work done by the Code and Zoning Office are available to the public. To access recent reports, see the Documents section on this page, below.
Local Laws and Regulations related to Code Enforcement and Zoning
Town of Danby Zoning OrdinanceStormwater Regulations and Law Local Law 1 of 2007: Administration and Enforcement of the NYS Uniform CodeComprehensive Plan Summary