Code Enforcement

The Town of Scott Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing state building and fire codes, 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 the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board.

When considering a project, first give the Code Enforcement Officer a call to prevent any misunderstandings or work stoppages.  Permit applications are available from the Town Clerk.  An application fee is required.

New York State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration

Contact Information for the Code Enforcement Officer

Tim Bearup, Town of Scott Code Enforcement Officer

Office Hours: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the first & third Saturday of the month 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Scott Town Hall.

Inspections Monday – Saturday by appointment.
Phone: 607-423-4000
Fax: 607-749-7907

Code Enforcement/Zoning Application Fees:  Due when application picked up
Building Permit:                                                                      $25.00

(NOTE:  Total cost of the Building Permit based on construction costs – $100.00 per square foot for habitable space and $45.00 per square foot for inhabitable space.

Demolition Permit:                                                                 $50.00

MFH Special Permit:                                                               $150.00

Subdivision Permit:                                                                $150.00/ Major Subdivisions $250.00

ZBA Variance:                                                                         $100.00

Permit Renewals:  3 years at 1/2 the permit fees then reapply as a new permit with current rates.

Additional Information:

Town of Scott Zoning Laws

Town of Scott Zoning: Cell Towers