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1255 West Water Street
Elmira, New York 14905
(607) 734-3608
(607) 734-4089 fax
Eric Crandall - Code Enforcement Officer

Office Hours 
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
CLOSED FROM 12pm-1pm

To obtain a permit, residents and contractors are urged to email or call with the following information:
  • Address where work is being performed
  • Name of contractor
  • Estimated cost of the work being done
  • Brief description of the work
  • Phone number or email address
In some cases, upon receipt of the permit fee, building permits may be issued electronically or mailed.

Required Insurance:
Both General Commercial Liability in the amount of $1,000,000, AND Worker's Compensation including Disability is required to issue a Permit. A state CE-200 may substitute for Worker's Compensation and Disability. A BP-1 for homeowner projects may substitute for both. Certificates of Insurance (ACORD form for liability and C-105.2 plus db-120.1 for Worker's Comp and Disability), showing the Town of Elmira as Certificate Holder, must be on file in this office before a Permit can be issued.

Building Permit FeesChemung River Map Historic FloodingClinton Street Drainage DevelopmentFlood Zone DescriptionsFlood Zoning MapFloodplain Development StandardsI want to build a deck! What do I need to do?Landlord Rental Housing Registration FormNational Flood Ins. ProgramNew York State Building CodesNFIP Flood InfoNYS Landlord Smoke-free Tool KitSOLAR APPLICATION SET 2019Stormwater Information ResourceTown Codes, Laws, Ordinances & ZoningTown of Elmira NY Unified Solar Permit Application 2019Town of Elmira Zoning MapVariance Application

Building Permits

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:30
CLOSED 12pm - 1pm


Meetings held on first Monday of the month

Mark Miles, Chairman
Ron McConnell, Secretary
Mike Kohberger
Nick Kapnolas
Paul DiPietro
Tom Kump
William Maloney 


Meetings held on fourth Tuesday of the month

Joseph Sullivan, Chairman
Chris Longwell
Scot Gerould
Peter Peterson

Town of Elmira 1255 W. Water Street Elmira, NY 14905
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