Building Department of Cambria, NY

James P. McCann, Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext 126
Office Hours: Monday / Wednesday / Thursday from 8:00am - 3:00pm (Inspections & Site Work require the Building Inspector to be out of the office. Calling ahead to schedule an appointment is strongly encouraged.)

Krista Brocious - Clerk

Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext 111
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm


The Town of Cambria Building Inspector is also the Code Enforcement Officer.  He is charged by the Town Board to enforce federal, state and municipal regulations to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our ciitzens.  If your project requires an appearance before the Planning or Zoning Board, applications must be obtained from the Building Inspector and submitted to our office by the last day of the month to be placed on the next month's agenda. Special permits, variances, sub-divisions charges are based upon the complexity of the project and include consulting engineer costs, advertising fees, etc.

The Building Department requires permits for many projects. If you are unsure of whether your project requires a permit, what is needed before you begin, or what your property is zoned, we welcome you to call and ask! We will be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have.

The Path to Obtaining a Building Permit                            Abbreviated List of Building Requirements

Building Inspector Forms:

Demolition Permit

Electrical Inspectors

Fences (as found in the Zoning Ordinance) Fence Permit Application

Generator Permit Application Generator Requirements

Pool Permit Application Pool Requirements

Sign Use Permit Application

Single Family Home and Accessory Building Application

Truss Permit for Contractors Truss Codes Truss Sign

Planning Board Forms:

Minor Sub-Division Application Part I SEQR (MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION) Procedure for Minor Sub-Division

Site Plan Review Application

Zoning Board Forms:

Guidelines for Applicants for Zoning Board of Appeals

Area Variance Application

Special Use Permit Application Part I SEQR (MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION)


Building Fee Schedule
Zoning Ordinance-updated