Building Division

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Duties & Services:

Code Inspectors are employees of the Building Division and provide required inspections for Building Permits, Housing Inspections, Exterior Property Maintenance, and Complaints.

The Electrical Inspector is located in the Building Division and is responsible for conducting electrical inspections and electrical surveys. Building Permit Applications for Electrical work can be obtained between 8:00-9:00 AM, Monday-Friday.

The main office of the Plumbing Inspector is located in the Water & Sewer Department at 510 First Street; call (607) 272-1717 for more information. 

Building Division Forms

Quick reference to all Building Division Forms.

Codes & Standards:

New code news and requirements that you should know about.

Exterior Property Maintenance:

The Building Division is charged with the routine inspection of properties within the City of Ithaca and enforcement as outlined in Section 178 of the Ithaca Code. 

Housing Inspections:

Information concerning rental housing inspections.


Permit information, forms, and requirements for construction projects.

- Building Permit hours are 8:00-10:00 AM, Monday-Friday.

- Electrical Permit hours are 8:00-9:00 AM, Monday-Friday.

Properties for Sale, Sold, or Being Sold:

Additional requirements for properties that are for sale, sold, or being sold.


The Building Division is charged with the review and enforcement of the City of Ithaca Zoning Ordinance.