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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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(716) 873-5700
Fax
(716) 873-0004

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ADDITIONS & NEW BUILDINGS. To secure a building permit, the applicant must submit plans, stamped/certified by a licensed professional engineer or architect, and three (3) copies of a property survey. Electrical and plumbing permits may be required as well. Commercial additions and new buildings require prior site plan approval.

 

DRIVEWAYS. A permit is required for a driveway. A copy of a survey is required.  All driveways must be properly pitched so as not to drain onto the adjacent property.

 

FENCES. You must obtain a fence permit in all instances, whether it be a new installation or a replacement installation. In order to complete the permit, you will need to provide information pertaining to the location, height and material of the fence. Three (3) copies of your survey print must accompany the permit application. Please note that fences located between houses cannot be located closer than 3 feet from the neighboring house.

 

FIRE PITS.  Under NYS law, there are restrictions on the use of open burning and recreational fires.  Under the Code, no recreational fire can be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material.  In addition, there is a prohibition for any open burning "that will be offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions...".  Please be aware of these restrictions if you have a fire pit.

 

GARAGES. A building permit is required, as well as Three (3) copies of the property survey, indicating the size and location of the garage. Detached garages must be located no closer than 3 feet from the side and rear property lines or closer than 6 feet from any other building on the lot. Detached garages cannot exceed 660 square feet or an average height of 12 feet.

 

RATS.  If you see a rat, please call the building department as soon as possible.  While the Village cannot bait your property, we will contact the County Animal Control Division and check for possible sources. You can help your neighborhood stay rat-free by following some simple steps (click here).

 

ROOFS. All re-roofing requires a permit. No more than two (2) layers of roofing can be installed on any roof.

 

SHEDS. Permits are required for all sheds and utility buildings, as well as a survey indicating the location and size of the shed. Please note that sheds must be located in the rear yard and cannot be closer than 5 feet from any other building or structure on the lot (house, garage, etc.) In addition, must be located within 1 ½ feet from the side and rear property lines.

 

SMOKE DETECTORS & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS. These detectors must be installed whenever a permit is issued for interior work to a structure. Smoke detectors are required on each floor level, each bedroom and in the common hallway to the bedrooms. Carbon Monoxide detectors are required on any level where there is a sleeping area.

 

SWIMMING POOLS. Both a building permit and electrical permit are required for the installation of both above- and in-ground pools, as well as for spas and hot tubs. Please note that before any action can be taken by the Building Department, the owner must have the pool location staked and contact National Grid (1-800-642-4272)  and request a Planner Review for Pool Clearance. National Grid will issue a letter of approval, which must be delivered to Building Department along with the permit.

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. Whenever a Building permit application is denied by the Building Inspector due to restrictions found in the Kenmore Municipal Code Zoning section, the applicant may appeal this determination and apply for hearing before the Kenmore ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. The application fee that accompanies the request for a hearing is $50.00 for residential properties and $100.00 for commercial properties

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1/2018 - Please note that the Village map is currently being revised to reflect recent changes.  Contact the Building Department for more information.

 

Contact: Juvenile Aid Bureau (716)874-5200
  Detective Doug Rich  



The KENMORE JUVENILE AID BUREAU was formed within the Kenmore Police Department to handle incoming youth related complaints and reports. Juvenile Aid not only responds to initial complaints, incidents and referrals concerning juveniles, it also provides follow up services including parent/juvenile conferences. In addition, the Juvenile Bureau has set up programs on stress awareness and crime prevention.

The target population for the Juvenile Aid Bureau includes youths who have been in trouble or in need of assistance from the Kenmore Police Department. Residents or Police Officers report over 400 youth-related incidents annually. Prevention programs reach 3,000 to 3,500 youths each year, between the ages of 5 and 19.

 

Please note that, while the Kenmore Community Center is closed for renovations, the Juvenile Aid Bureau is temporarily located at the Kenmore Middle School.

  

CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) INFORMATION

 

Stay inside and practice social distancing!  See the link above for more details on how to protect yourself and minimize your risk of exposure.

 

KENMORE MUNICIPAL BUILDING has RE-OPENED 7/6/20 WITH LIMITED HOURS - 9 AM - 2 PM - CASH PAYMENTS ONLY.  

All other payments (or to drop off permit applications), please use the US mail, or the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the Municipal Building.

 

All visitors MUST wear a face mask and must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet.

 

Do not visit, if you have a fever or any other Coronavirus symptoms.  Do not visit if you have been exposed to someone with Coronavirus.

 

     Kenmore Community Center - CLOSED

     Sr. Nutrition Program - CLOSED

     Clerk/Treasurer's Office - OPENED July 6, 2020.  Walk-ins 9 AM - 2 PM M-F ONLY, or by appointment.  Call (716) 873-5700 to schedule an appointment.

     Water Department - OPENED July 6, 2020.  Walk-ins 9 AM - 2 PM M-F ONLY - payments may be made by mail or by placing your check in a sealed envelope marked "Village of Kenmore" in the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the building.

     Building Department - OPENED July 6, 2020 - emergency inspections can be scheduled between 8 - noon by calling (716) 873-5700, EXTENSION 14

 

 

Building Permits - Call 873-5700 (Extension 14) from 8 AM - noon only.

 

Trash Collection - Please place all trash inside a plastic bag before placing your trash in the tote.  Loose garbage poses added risk of Coronavirus exposure to our Public Works employees.

 

 

The Village of Kenmore, New York was incorporated in 1899. The Village is situated just north of Buffalo, New York with the Town of Tonawanda surrounding it on all other sides. The Village is approximately 1.2 square miles and has a population of approximately 15,500.


Kenmore is divided into five  zoning districts: single family residential, 1-2 family residential, General Business, Restricted Business and Industrial use. 

 

 Mailing Information

Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

 

 Phone - Fax - Email Information

Phone: (716) 873-5700
Fax: (716) 873-0004
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 Building Closing Information

The Kenmore Clerk/Treasurer's Office, Building Department, Justice Court and Department of Public Works are closed on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday * - Garbage will be collected on this date.
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving  - The Clerk/Treasurer, Building and Court offices will also be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

 

In addition, the DPW will be closing at 11:00 AM on December 24th and 31st. Clerk/Treasurer's Office, Water Department and Building Department will be closing at 11:30 AM , and the Court will be closing at noon on those dates.

 

If you garbage day falls on a holiday, your trash will be collected the next day, and the trash collection schedule for the rest of the week will be delayed by one day beginning the day of the holiday.  For example, if the holiday falls on a Monday, all trash collection for the week will be delayed by one day (Monday trash picked up on Tuesday....Friday trash collected on Saturday).  If the holiday falls on a Wednesday, for example, only trash collection for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be delayed  one day. 

PLEASE NOTE:  If the holiday falls on a Friday, there will be no change in the collection schedule.

* Garbage will be collected on Good Friday

Village Offices are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Trash will be collected on that day.

   

Special Board Meetings/Cancellation of Meetings/ etc. are listed here: 

 Planning Board Meetings are cancelled until further notice. 

 

The Senior Nutrition Program is currently CLOSED. 

Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber.  Van service is available to bring seniors to/from the meal program.

Advance registration is required for both the meal and van service.  Please call 873-7500 or 873-5700 to make your reservations. NO MEAL ORDERS AT THIS TIME.

 

CLOSURE INFORMATION:

 

SENIOR NUTRITION CLOSURE INFORMATION is listed here:

 Closed until further notice.

 

 

 

 Winter Parking Ban

Please note that there is a winter parking ban in the Village of Kenmore. Off-street parking is required during this time to allow for snow removal.

 

NO PARKING ON VILLAGE ROADS

2 AM – 6 AM 

NOVEMBER 15 – MARCH 15*

 

 

   *Please note that, under the Village Code, off-street parking may be implemented at other times to address snow removal or other emergencies.

 

 

BLOCK PARTIES -  NOTE:  NO APPROVALS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY STREET CLOSURE OR BLOCK PARTY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

All block party requests need to be approved by the Village Board.  Please submit a letter of request to the Clerk/Treasurer.  Do NOT submit to the Town of Tonawanda.  Requests can also be made via email to:

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Please include the street (and side street boundaries of your block), the date requested (and rain date, if applicable) and a contact name, address and phone number.  In order to receive timely approval for your block party request, please submit your request at least 1 month before the date requested.  Do NOT submit your request to the Town of Tonawanda.

 

EMPLOYMENT - Many jobs in the Village of Kenmore are competitive civil service positions. In ordered to be considered for any openings in these positions, you will need to take a Civil Service Test and be on a Civil Service list under the appropriate job title.  Contact Erie County Personnel for information as to when tests are offered.  Competitive positions are canvassed in accord with Civil Service Rules.

 

If you are interested in a non-competitive position, you can fill out an Employment Application at either the DPW or at the Clerk/Treasurer's Office.  Non-competitive positions include DPW and part-time jobs. 

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