Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021
Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Per Town Law #1 of 2007, building permits are required for any work that must “conform to the Uniform Code and or the Energy Code, including but not limited to: the construction, enlargement, alteration, improvement, removal, relocation or demolition of any building or structure or any portion thereof, and the installation of a solid fuel burning heating appliance, chimney or flue in any dwelling unit.” We also require permits for solar or wind electricity-generating installations.
The most common exceptions to the permit requirement include:
Note: A complete list of exceptions is in Town Law #1 of 2007.
Generally, if the permit application package is complete and if no special zoning review is required, we can issue the permit within two or three days, depending on the current workload of our office. However, complicated projects involving extensive plan review may take longer.
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.