Town of Scott sign near the town hall.


The Town Hall for the Town of Scott will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday) Nov. 26, 2020!

Please have a “Safe and Happy Thanksgiving”!

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The Town of Scott Welcomes you! We are located at 6689 State Route 41, Homer, NY 13077.  The phone number for the town hall is 607-749-2902 and the fax is 607-749-7907.  

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The contact information for the Town Clerk is: townclerk@townofscott.org, phone number is 607-749-2902 and the fax is 607-749-7907.   Applications must be received by (Friday) Dec. 04, 2020!

 Code Enforcement Officer 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Applicant must reside within the County of Cortland, and ideally the Town of Scott.  Prospective candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work with a diverse population and communicate in a clear and concise manner.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.  Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the performance of building or fire inspections or code enforcement activities; or in building trades; building construction or repair and completion of a mandated training program offered by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code – Title 19.  

Applicants must also possess a valid New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment.  A valid New York State driver’s license must be maintained throughout employment.  

The Town of Scott Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing state building and fire codes and local land use and zoning ordinances, conducting inspections, issuing building and demolition permits and issuing Certificates of Occupancy.   The Code Enforcement Officer is also responsible for answering complaints for housing code violations and work being done without permits and referring to and accepting applications for Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Boards. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Town of Scott Board.   


Reviews, checks, and passes on plans and specifications submitted with building permit applications for compliance with building code, the zoning ordinance, and applicable laws prior to issuing permits. 

Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction or repair for compliance with approved plans and specifications and all requirements of applicable ordinances and laws, including N.Y. State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. 

Issues building permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of occupancy upon application.
Explains the requirements of the local building code, local zoning ordinances and the N.Y. State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building code law and other applicable laws to building contractors and to the general public. 

Prepares periodic reports and keeps related records.  

NOTE: At time of appointment, New York State Public Officers Law requires United States Citizenship. 


Once appointed, candidates must meet the training and certification requirements set forth by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. (see section 434.5 – Certification of Code Enforcement Personnel – of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR)). 


Part Time Cleaner: 

We are in search of a Cleaner for the Town of Scott Town Hall to carry out cleaning and light maintenance duties. The goal is to keep our building in a condition which is clean and orderly!  


  • Perform and document routine inspection and maintenance activities 
  • Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning, etc.) 
  • Carry out light, and heavy, cleansing tasks and special projects 
  • Notify Town Clerk of occurring deficiencies or need for repairs 
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms 
  • Follow all health and safety regulations 

This will involve approximately 05 hours per week – (1 hour per day) (Monday-Friday)


  • High school diploma or equivalent 

November 10, 2020 Budget Open Hearing and Town Meeting. 

The approved 2021 Budget is posted in the document library for all residents to view. 

LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SCOTT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Notice is hereby given that the Town of Scott will hold a public hearing by web and telephone conference on December 08, 2020 at 5:30 pm.  The public hearing pertains to the proposed 2020 Town (Revised) Code Book.  A copy of the proposed Code Book can be examined at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

A web link and phone number will be provided by the Town Clerk for the meeting  upon request.  The contact information for the Town Clerk is: townclerk@townofscott.org, phone number is 607-749-2902 and the fax is 607-749-7907.  

Dr. Guy Ruoff – Town of Scott Supervisor


Legal Notice

Town of Scott

In compliance with the advice of Governor Andrew Cuomo the monthly town meeting for December 08th, 2020 is revised.  The town meeting scheduled for (Tuesday) December 08th @ 6:00 p.m. will be conducted as a web-conference session that is open to the public.  A web link and phone number will be provided by the Town Clerk upon request. The next monthly face-to-face meeting will be (Tuesday) January 12, 2021 and held at 6689 State Route 41, Homer, NY 13077 @ 6:00 p.m.  The contact information for the Town Clerk is: townclerk@townofscott.org, phone number is 607-749-2902 and the fax is 607-749-7907.

Town of Scott Supervisor

Dr. Guy Ruoff

The Skaneateles Watershed Partnership has published a new informational website.  Click the image below to be taken to the new site. 

New!  www.skanlakeinfo.org Watershed Website



In compliance with the orders from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Town of Scott Boat Launch is officially open!  The phone number for the Town Hall is 607-749-2902 and the fax is 607-749-7907.

Boat Launch Sites (Open for Business!)

Use of all boat launches for recreational boaters is permitted.  To limit the community spread of COVID-19 please utilize social distancing as well as common sense when communicating with others.

Boat launching sites exist in virtually every county of New York State. The following pages provide information on publicly available boat launches separated out by county. For your convenience, the type of launch, driving directions and parking capacity are included for each site.

Weblink: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7832.html



Notice The Town of Scott is reaching out to the community for dedicated citizens to assist with the functioning of the local government. 

The town is in need of motivated individuals for the following paid positions: Tax Assessment Review Board (T.A.R.B.), Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals (Z.B.A.).  Please contact the Town Clerk (Tammy) @ 607-749-2902 for more details!

We look forward to working with you,

Dr. Guy Ruoff

Town of Scott Supervisor

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