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You may email questions to codes@dos.ny.gov.

Questions About the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code:

Western NY, Rochester & Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central NY, Mohawk Valley, North Country (W) Counties - 518-408-3092

Allegany Herkimer Oswego
Broome Jefferson Otsego
Cattaraugus Lewis St. Lawrence
Cayuga Livingston Schuyler
Chautauqua Madison Seneca
Chemung Monroe Steuben
Chenango Niagara Tioga
Cortland Oneida Tompkins
Delaware Onondaga Wayne
Erie Ontario Wyoming
Genesee Orleans Yates

Capital Region, Hudson Valley/Catskills, North Country (E) Counties - 845-334-9768

Albany Putnam
Clinton Rensselaer
Columbia Rockland
Dutchess Saratoga
Essex Schenectady
Franklin Schoharie
Fulton Sullivan
Greene Ulster
Hamilton Washington
Montgomery Warren
Orange Westchester

Long Island Counties - 631-952-4909

Nassau
Suffolk

New York City - Contact the New York City Department of Buildings

Questions Regarding a Variance or Appeal:

Western NY/Rochester & Finger Lakes, Southern Tier (W) Counties

Buffalo Office
State Office Building
65 Court Street Room 208
Buffalo, NY 14202-3471
Andy Hvisdak – 716-847-7612

Allegany Ontario
Cattaraugus Orleans
Chautauqua Schuyler
Chemung Seneca
Erie Steuben
Genesee Wayne
Livingston Wyoming
Monroe Yates
Niagara  

Central NY, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier (E), North Country (W) Counties

Syracuse Office
Hughes State Office Building
333 East Washington Street Room 514
Syracuse, NY 13202-1428
Jim King – 315-428-4434

Broome Madison
Cayuga Oneida
Chenango Onondaga
Cortland Oswego
Delaware Otsego
Herkimer St. Lawrence
Jefferson Tioga
Lewis Tompkins

Capital Region & North Country (E) Counties

Capital Office
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Joe McGrath – 518-474-9393

Albany Rensselaer
Clinton Saratoga
Essex Schenectady
Franklin Schoharie
Fulton Washington
Hamilton Warren
Montgomery  

Hudson Valley/Catskills Counties

Hudson Valley Office
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12231
Neil Collier – 518-473-8947

Columbia Rockland
Dutchess Sullivan
Greene Ulster
Orange Westchester
Putnam  

Nassau County

Long Island Office
Perry B Duryea Jr. State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway 2A15
Hauppauge, NY 11788-5520
Courtney Nation – 631-952-4915

Suffolk County

Long Island Office
Perry B Duryea Jr. State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway 2A15
Hauppauge, NY 11788-5520
Rick Smith – 631-952-4915