The Town of Fenton has adopted zoning regulations that define uses for various areas of the town. Maps and specific information can be obtained from the Engineering office.
Most building/construction projects require building permits to be issued before starting. Examples are listed below.
Contact the building inspector for any projects not listed and to apply for the required permits.
The Town of Fenton has adopted the New York State Building Codes available from the New York State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration. Click on the highlighted link to view these codes.
Building Inspector's Office
The Building Inspector's office now has some of our permit applications available on our web site. Please watch as we add all our permits. Many of the forms have been revised to make them more user friendly.
The permit applications are available to download at your home or office. Please follow the included checklist to ensure a smooth process. Copies of the forms are also available at the Town Hall.
The Building Inspector's office is a part time position. Please leave yourself plenty of lead time on projects. During the busy season, May-November give yourself at least 2 weeks to obtain your permit. It is impossible to issue a permit when you drop off your application. A site visit of your property must be done, as well as look over your plans to check for compliance with the building code. Plan ahead.
Some of the projects that require a permit are: new homes, additions, inside remodeling, kitchen and bath remodeling, pools, decks, sheds, wood stoves, pellet stoves.
If you don't see your project listed above, please call so we can discuss your building plans to avoid possible problems in the future.
I will help in any way possible so that your project comes out safe and compliant with code.
The Town's web site (townoffenton.com) also lists my office hours (they change every week).
Matt Banks 648-4800 ext. 101
NEED A PERMIT TO INSTALL A NEW OR USED