Code Enforcement


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The Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) is responsible for administering and enforcing the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the Village Zoning Code, and providing for the coordination of all activities relevant to ensuring compliance with appropriate laws, codes, rules, and regulations. In addition, the CEO performs required fire safety and property maintenance inspections.

Village Code is available for review online at

The information below provides a general overview of when a permit is or isn’t needed. This list is not all-inclusive. You are encouraged to contact the Code Enforcement Officer to review your project before commencing work in order to ensure compliance.

A permit is needed to….

Erect, add onto, relocate or make any change to a building or property
Convert or change the use or occupancy of a building or part thereof
Install, relocate or remove interior partitions, walls (or portion thereof), or any structural beam or load-bearing component
Enlarge, decrease or otherwise modify locations of doors or windows
Repair fire damage
Demolish any building or structure
Install or replace a heating unit, fireplace, wood stove, or other solid fuel-burning device or chimney/vents
Install or replace a deck or stairs
Install a fence
Replace or repair a roof
Install any type of swimming pool (including inflatable pools) with a sidewall of 24 inches or more, and all in-ground pools
Use a fire pit.

A permit is NOT needed when….

Making ordinary repairs (painting, wallpapering, tiling, carpeting, or other similar finish work)
Installing or replacing gutters or downspouts
Installing or replacing siding
Replacing windows or doors with equal-size equipment (but you must review plans with the CEO to ensure compliance with the Energy Code)


Lloyd Sutton, Jr., Code Enforcement Officer

Address: 23 Cedar Street, Morrisville

Fax: 315-684-9268


Hours: Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM