Danby Code Enforcement

The Danby Code Enforcement Office is responsible for the enforcement of local & some statewide ordinances & regulations including Building Permits & Fire Inspections


Danby Town Hall
1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
 
Hours:
 
Monday-Friday; 8AM-4:30PM. Please call ahead to make sure I am in, as I am often out doing inspections.

Building Permit Applications

Most construction work within the Town requires a Building Permit, including the following: 

  • 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 include:

  • 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.

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

Code Enforcement Monthly Reports

Monthly reports summarizing building activity and other work done by the Code Office are available to the public. To access recent reports, see the Documents section on this page, below.  

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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Danby Code Enforcement

The Danby Code Enforcement Office is responsible for the enforcement of local & some statewide ordinances & regulations including Building Permits & Fire Inspections


Danby Town Hall
1830 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
 
Hours:
 
Monday-Friday; 8AM-4:30PM. Please call ahead to make sure I am in, as I am often out doing inspections.

Building Permit Applications

Most construction work within the Town requires a Building Permit, including the following: 

  • 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 include:

  • 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.

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

Code Enforcement Monthly Reports

Monthly reports summarizing building activity and other work done by the Code Office are available to the public. To access recent reports, see the Documents section on this page, below.