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The Building Department is OPEN - 8 AM - 2:30 PM M-F.


Please call to make an appointment to schedule an inspection (716) 873-5700.

No Peddler Permits are being issued at this time.



Most forms are available on-line.  Please download and complete your form(s).  You can then send them via email, or drop the completed forms in the Mail or Drop Box (located on the Delaware Road side of the Municipal Building)



MICHAEL D. BERNS, Building Inspector

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Patrick VanDewater, Plumbing Inspector

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John Dollendorf, Plumbing Inspector

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The Village of Kenmore Building Department is comprised of a full-time Building Inspector, a part-time inspector, 4 part-time Code Enforcement Officers, and a part time Plumbing and Electrical Inspector. Together these individuals perform inspections required under the New York State Fire and Building Code and address complaints pertaining to violations of the New York State Building and Property Maintenance Code and the Kenmore Municipal Code.


The Village is ever mindful of the importance of maintaining properties in Kenmore's 100+ year old community. Daily foot inspections are made to assure that properties are kept up and in compliance with all applicable regulations. Notices are sent to advise owners and residents of any items needing to be addressed. Last year, the Building Department answered 1154 complaints and inspected an additional 1250 residential properties in Kenmore.


In addition to inspections, the Building Department is also responsible for issuing building permits, inspecting construction work, approving and issuing sump pump certificates, issuing Certificates of Compliance, Electrical and Plumbing permits, and sign permits.




The Building Department is currently open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 



All other payments should be mailed or placed in the Drop Box located on the Delaware Road side of the building.


BUILDING INSPECTIONS: Please contact the Building Department to schedule an appointment or an inspection.

Transfer of Property Inspections

Monday 3:00-6:00


Tuesday 9:00-6:00





Monday 3:00-6:00

Tuesday 9:00-6:00

Wednesday 3:00-6:00

No Thursday Appointments


Friday 9:00-6:00


ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS: Monday and Tuesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., by appointment only.


To make arrangements for an appointment, please call the Building Department at (716) 873-5700.




Kenmore Municipal Building - Room 17
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York 14217


Telephone: (716) 873-5700
Facsimile: (716) 873-0004



Please be aware that, under New York State Building Code, Section 307:  Open Burning and Recreational Fires, there are restrictions on the use of open burning.  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.



Under the International fire code, Sec. 308.1.4, Open flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies.  The only exception is that grills can be placed on balconies of 1 and 2 family dwellings only.