Town Of Richmond

Code Enforcement



Code Officer

Spencer Shumway

  Part-Time Code Officer   Tim Fess







Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


 Town Building Code 



Open Burning

Do you have questions about the new Open Burning Regulations? Follow this link to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and get the facts.


Open Burning Regulations


The Code Enforcement Department provides the following services:

Issuance of Building Permits
for homes, garages, additions, pole barns, decks, demolition, culverts (state, county, and town),signs, septic systems, wood stoves, remodeling, sheds, above and in-ground pools, hot tubs, cellar excavation, mobile homes, commercial constructions, timber harvesting, and more.


Most commonly-used permits can be downloaded below. For questions, please contact the Code Office at (585) 229-2176.


**Notice: effective April 15, 2015, the Town of Richmond's Building and Zoning Department has added a re-roofing permit to its permit schedule. ANY re-roofing will now require a permit application and roof inspection before work can begin. This permit will carry a flat fee of $35.**


Inspections for all Permits
Review of all construction documents (drawings and/or specifications) as well as physical premises.

Issuance of Certificate of Conformity and Certificate of Occupancy

Fire and Property Maintenance Inspections

Violations and Complaints Violations require investigation, follow-up letters and in some cases, court appearances.

The following applications are prepared with the assistance of the Code Enforcement Department; however the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board are responsible for approval or disapproval.

Subdivision Applications

Variance Applications*
Change of Use
Site Plan Review
Annexation of Property


*This application covers Use Variances, Special Use Permits & Area Variances. A copy of the document may be downloaded below.

Please call the office with any questions at (585) 229-2176. The Code Enforcement Officer is often in the field throughout the day. Your call will be returned promptly.