Building & Code Enforcement

STAFF:
Stephen A. Rafferty 
Code Enforcement Officer

Joel Kie 
Deputy Code Enforcement Officer

Ronald Lake 
Town Engineer

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Building & Code Enforcement Department
531 Old Front St.
Binghamton, NY 13905
Building Phone: (607) 723-9401
Fax: (607) 723-0922
E-Mail: srafferty@townofdickinson.com

OFFICE HOURS:
The Code Enforcement Officer's position is a part-time position.  Callers are encouraged to leave a phone number where they can be reached in the evening.  Code staff will make every effort to return calls in a timely manner.  If an emergency occurs, the Code Enforcement Officer can usually respond to the emergency.  Business hours are 9am-4pm.

The Building and Code Enforcement Department enforces the New York State Building Codes and the Town of Dickinson Zoning Ordinance as well as other local town laws. The Department's responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting and monitoring commercial properties for compliance with sanitation, sign and
  • Landscaping, and other Town codes
  • Inspecting and monitoring all other properties for compliance with City codes
  • Investigating complaints and ensuring correction of violations by property owners
  • Presenting cases to the Town of Dickinson Court for disposition
  • Issuing permits for special events within the Town
  • Assisting the Town Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

The following are the current Building Permit Fees in the Town of Dickinson

I. Building Permits - New Construction Fee Schedule

Single Family $100.00 plus $0.02 per sq. ft.
Two Family $150.00 plus $0.02 per sq. ft.
Three or More Family $100.00 plus $0.03 per sq. ft.
Mobile Home $100.00
New Commercial or Industrial $100.00 plus $0.05 per sq. ft.
Accessory Sheds - 1 and 2 Family $10.00 plus $0.05 per sq. ft.
Garages, Patios, Decks, Swimming Pools, Siding $25.00

II. Building Permits - Additions/Alterations

One and Two Family $10.00 plus $0.03 per sq. ft.
Multi-Family $25.00 plus $0.03 per sq. ft.
Commercial & Industrial $25.00 plus $0.10 per sq. ft.

III. Building Permits - Other

Signs $25.00
Temporary Signs $5.00
Demolitions $15.00

In the event any work is commenced prior to the issuance of a permit pursuant to the terms of this section, the permit fee shall be twice the amount of the regular fee shown above.

IV. Letters of Compliance

One and Two and Three Family $15.00
Multi-Family (4 or more) $25.00
Commercial & Industrial $25.00