This Department Enforces the New York State Uniform Fire
Prevention and Building Codes and the Washington County Sanitary Code, Local
Law #1 of 1988.
The responsibilities of this Department are to:
Review plans and issue permits for all work that must conform to the Uniform
Codes and the Washington County Sanitary Code.
Perform onsite inspections during various stages of construction.
Investigate reports regarding any issues of noncompliance with either the
Uniform Codes or Sanitary Code and issue Stop Work Orders and/or Order to
Issue Certificates of Occupancy and/or Certificates of Compliance when
compliance with the Uniform Codes and/or Sanitary Code have been fulfilled.
Perform Fire Prevention inspections of business and schools as required by the
Perform Property Maintenance Inspections by request of homeowners, and/or
Code Enforcement personnel are available 24 hours a day to report to the
scene of an emergency involving structural damage to a building by fire, flood
etc. and for inspections of fuel burning heating appliances, chimneys, and/or
gas vents that are the primary and only source of heat that has experienced an
uncontrolled fire and/or malfunction. If the heating device is not the only
source of heat then inspection will be done during normal working hours of the
next business day.