NBD PERMITS SELF-SERVE APPLICATIONS

NEW    

     PERMIT OFFICE CHANGES COMING OCTOBER 3, 2022!   

  • The Certificate of Occupancy Program will be moving to room 028B with hours:  Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm
  • Walk in service for the Building Permit and Zoning offices will be available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm. 
  • Permit drop off and Grab & Go application forms will be available in the lobby of the A Building Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • Email, telephone and online permit submission will continue to be available daily.  For more information, see:  https://www.cityofrochester.gov/NBDpermits/
 PERMIT TOPIC WHEN TO USE   QUESTIONS? 
AC and Generators  

Installation of units outside of a structure

 zoning@cityofrochester.gov
585-428-7043
Additions   For either commercial or residential zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Business Permits See packet for list of uses requiring a Business Permit  zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Change, Establish, or Legalize Use For both commercial and residential uses zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Daycares See packet for specific daycare classifications that require a permit zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Decks For both commercial and residential uses zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Deconversions When decreasing the number of dwelling units zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Demolition For both commercial and residential structures and accessory structures

planreview@cityofrochester.gov  
585-428-6526

Driveways Zoning approval required to install, expand or resurface zoning@cityofrochester.gov
 585-428-7043
Electrical Must be applied for by a licensed electrician or a  single family owner occupant doing their own work buildingpermit@cityofrochester.gov  
585-428-6520
Electrical Reconnection To restore power to a property.  Anyone can apply for this. buildingpermit@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6520
Fences New installation or replacement of fencing zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Fire Damage Repair Required when there has been fire damage to a property planreview@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526
Fire Systems Installing or altering fire suppression systems or commercial hood installations firesystempermits@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526
Food Trucks Only when located on private property zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Garages and Carports New construction or repair accessory to  residential use zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Home Occupation For establishing certain businesses within a dwelling unit zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Interior-Exterior Renovations For renovations of residential or commercial property  planreview@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526 
 Legal Use Verification  To verify the legal use of a property, typically for a transfer of title  or a refinance zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Lifts and Ramps Installation of these apparatuses on commercial or residential structures

planreview@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526 

Parking Lots Installing new or legalizing zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Plumbing Must be applied for a licensed plumber or a  single family owner occupant doing their own work buildingpermit@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6520
Pools and Hot Tubs New installation planreview@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526
Porches Porch repairs, enclosures or new planreview@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526
Resubdivisions Moving or creating new lot lines zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Roofs Re-roof of structure roofpermit@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526
Sheds When accessory to a principal use zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043
Signs New or replacement of existing

zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043

Solar Both commercial or residential installation

planreview@cityofrochester.gov  
585-428-6526

Unlicensed Vehicle Temporary storage of an occupant’s unlicensed vehicle

zoning@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-7043

Window Replacements Replacement with a different size or new location planreview@cityofrochester.gov 
585-428-6526