Building Permit Fees and Inspections

  • Sheds, pools, decks, porches, house generators – $25

  • Additions, pole-barns, or garages – $75

  • House under 2000 sq. ft. – $200

  • House at, or over, 2000 sq. ft. – $300

  • Political sign permit – $25

  • Peddling or Solicitation Permit – $100

  • Demolition permit – $40 per building

  • Cellular, Television, or Similar Tower – Contact this Dept. 

Inspections Required:

  1. Foundation with drainage installed before backfill

  2. Framing

  3. Plumbing

  4. Insulation

  5. Electrical* (must be completed by NYS Certified Electrical Inspector)

  6. Final

*The Town does not do electrical inspections. Electrical inspections are conducted by a third party NYS Certified Electrical Inspector.

NOTE:  The Town of Binghamton does all inspections for heating, plumbing, HVAC, footers, foundations, drainage, framing, and insulation. The Town does not require a licensed electrician, plumber, or HVAC technician to do work in the Town of Binghamton.

To Build A House, You’ll Need:

  • Complete set of NYS approved stamped plans

  • Energy study (architect usually provides along with prints)

  • Plot plan

  • Broome County Health Dept. Sewage Approval

If the home is being built in a municipal water/sewer district, you will also incur the following fees (in addition to the cost of the meter):

  • Water Connection Fee – $450 (if user is inside the district)

  • Water Connection Fee – $1,000 (if user is outside the district)

  • Sewer Connection Fee – $250 (if user is inside the district)

  • Sewer Connection Fee – $1,500 (if user is outside the district)


Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NOTE: Call before stopping in to make sure the Building Inspector is in.

Building Permits are issued by appointment only during the above hours. Building inspections are done by appointment only.


Nick:  (607) 772-0357, ext. 012

Zac:  (607) 772-0357, ext. 014


(607) 772-6911


279 Park Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
United States
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