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New Construction Office

The New Construction Office within the Department of Permit & Inspection Services is responsible for inspection and enforcement for compliance with the New York State Building Codes and all applicable ordinances in the City of Buffalo.

On this page are various Hyperlinks to assist you in doing business with the City of Buffalo’s Department of Permit & Inspection Services.

Should you have any additional questions or need additional assistance, please contact the Department of Permit & Inspection Services New Construction Office at 716-851-4604

The New Construction Office consists of a Chief Building Inspector and six Building Inspectors.

Building Inspectors assigned to the New Construction Office inspect the construction of new buildings and structures; and inspect alterations, renovations, repairs, additions, changes of occupancy and the relocation of buildings and structures.  The primary focus of these inspections is code compliance.

City of Buffalo Chief Building Inspectors and Building Inspectors are certified by the State of New York to enforce the following codes:

  • The Building Code of New York State
  • The Existing Building Code of New York State
  • The Residential Code of New York State
  • The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State
  • The Mechanical Code of New York State
  • The Fuel Gas Code of New York State
  • The Fire Code of New York State
  • The Property Maintenance Code of New York State
  • The Plumbing Code of New York State

New Construction Building Inspectors not only enforce the New York State Codes listed above, they also enforce various City Ordinances relative to the construction and use of buildings and structures, and the use of property.

Depending on the type of project, New Construction inspections include:

  • work site prior to the issuance of a permit
  • footing and foundation
  • preparation for concrete slab
  • framing
  • building systems, including underground and rough-in
  • fire resistant construction
  • fire resistant penetrations
  • chimneys
  • finishes
  • energy code compliance
  • a final inspection after all work authorized by the building permit has been completed

Contact Us...

Chief Building Inspector
Rick Ogorek

304 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY, 14202

Phone Numbers:
716-851-4604 - phone
716-851-5506 - fax