Building Inspector       

Matt Banks -  Phone -- 607-343-6264      Office Hours - Part Time

Office Hours Calendar
Permit Applications


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.

My   Office Hours Calendar  , also lists my office hours (they change every week).

Matt Banks 648-4800 ext. 101


Building Permits

(click "Building Permits" above to view or print specific project permit forms)



DECKS $50.00                            HOMES $.08 sq. ft.
ADDITIONS $.08 sq. ft./$50.00     POOLS $50.00
GARAGES $.08 sq. ft./$50.00     GARDEN SHEDS $50.00
RENOVATIONS $.08 sq. ft./$50.00     WOOD STOVE $50.00
GAS LOG FIREPLACE $.08 sq. ft./$50.00                       PELLET STOVE $50.00

 OWBF (Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces) *see below              $50.00


Any person or contractor who starts without a permit will be required to take out any work not up to code, as well as face a fine for not having a permit.

The Building Inspector’s office is a part time job, please plan your projects as early as possible so we can be there when you need us!

The Building Inspector’s office is here to assist you as well as protect the home owner.  There have  been several occasions where a home owner started without a permit and the contractor performed substandard work.  These people not only paid the first contractor, but had to pay for the work to be taken out and start from scratch.



“Use permits” are required any time a commercial space changes its use or business.  Examples:  a building houses a coffee shop, they move out and you want to open up a new business.

Starting soon, ALL commercial business as well as places of public assembly, will have a Fire Inspection performed

Thank you for your co-operation.


*OWBF - Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces/Boilers

The Moratorium on constructing Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces/Boilers has been removed by the Town Board of the Town of Fenton.   Click Here for Introductory Local Law #2. 




  Construction Fees
There is a fee of $0.08 per square foot
(of the home, mobile home, addition or improvement)
or a minimum of $50.00

 With the cool weather upon us I would like to remind you of a deadly killer that is produced in our homes.

Carbon Monoxide 

This deadly gas is responsible for 500 deaths each year and 15,200 hospital  emergency room visits.  It is an odorless, colorless toxic gas you wont even know it is being produced in your home. 

A carbon monoxide detector will help protect your family. This deadly gas is produced by many things in your home such as gas stoves, gas or oil hot water heaters, gas fire places, wood stoves or fire places, pellet stoves, coal stoves, gas dryers, kerosene heaters, and oil and gas furnaces and boilers, attached garages just to name a few. 

The detectors should be on every floor of your home.

Have a technician check your homes appliances to insure they are not producing (CO)

For more information Google search Carbon Monoxide.