Building Department

Patrick Smith, Building Inspector
  
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 
   
Phone: (585) 617-6195        Fax: (585) 352-4590 

Mission Statement: To protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents through enforcement of the NYS Building Code and the Code of the Town of Ogden.
    •Provide control & direction of development to benefit the whole
    •Maintain open communication
    
•Provide fiscal responsibility


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We work with new homeowners and long-time residents interested in building new homes, or making alterations to existing ones, as well as people wishing to do commercial construction and alterations, including change in occupancies. Our staff will work with you to help make the building permit and certificate of occupancy (C.O.) process as simple as possible.

Building permit inspections and certificates of occupancy are your assurance and ours that your home and the buildings and stores in the Town meet the building codes for structural soundness and fire safety. The Town Codes are accessible via the internet.

In addition, the department is involved with all Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals applications.

Town Zoning Maps (updated 2016)
 8" x  11"
 8" x  14"
11" x 14"
22" x 34"

Permits are now required for Pond Construction.

76- 9(B). Permitting Requirements on Single Family Lots. Where excavation and fill are proposed on a single family lot, the following shall apply:

1) Construction of Small Garden Ponds shall not require a permit.

2) Construction of Large Garden Ponds shall require a permit from the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector, upon the recommendation of the Town Engineer or the Superintendent of Highways, may impose such conditions and require additional safeguards as may be deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the area.

3) Construction of Major Ponds shall require a permit from the Town Clerk of the Town of Ogden, subject to the approval of the Town Board in its discretion.

 4) All other excavation and fill on single-family lots shall be exempt upon approval of the Town Engineer or Building Inspector.

76-1 Definitions:

POND, SMALL GARDEN -- A small water feature, with a depth of no greater than four feet, with an impervious liner, which is located on a single family lot and which complies with the following criteria: the pond has a surface area of 320 square: feet or less. Such ponds may contain aquatic plants, fish, fountains or other decorative elements.

POND, LARGE GARDEN — A large water feature, with a depth of no greater than four feet, with an impervious liner, which is located on a single family lot and which complies with the following criteria: the pond has a surface area of more than 320 square feet. Such ponds may contain aquatic plants, fish, fountains or other decorative elements.

POND, MAJOR — Any pond without an impervious liner.



 

 

 

 

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Located on the Erie Canal, we are a community in upstate New York just west of Rochester, Monroe County, the Town of Ogden has exactly what you have been looking for, and exactly what you need to locate your business here. A pro-business attitude, business sites, and an unsurpassed quality of life focused on family, friends, and the outdoors. Combine this with a lower cost of doing business relative to adjacent metropolitan areas, our strategic location, a qualified workforce, and incentives to expand or locate your business, and you have the foundation for success. Our strategic location, just minutes from NYS Interstate 90, expressways (390, 490 and 590), and 15 minutes from the Rochester International Airport make our community very accessible and is within one hour to metropolitan areas to the West and just a few hours of most metropolitan areas to the East. The citizens of Ogden are skilled workers, dedicated to their jobs, homes and families.  Abundant educational opportunities exist at nearby schools and universities, SUNY Brockport, Roberts Weslyan College, Monroe Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester to mention a few. These are bold statements and we stand ready to deliver on every one of them. The Town of Ogden is about committment and we're committed to attracting new business. We invite you to browse our website to gain a better insight as to what we have to offer, and we encourage you to contact us for any additional information.

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