Codes / Building Department
Rick Fritz, Code Official
Available by Appointment-
The Code Official is available to assist with permit applications Tuesday mornings
(on a first come - first serve basis)
starting at 8:30am.
Application review may take up
to 5 business days.
Mailing Address: PO Box 36, Groton, NY 13073
INSPECTIONS NEED TO BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE.
SAME DAY SERVICE MAY NOT
Review/Consultation of Building Project (does not include engineering or architectural design)
- Application review/consultation
- Inspections for most NY State Building &
Local Code, Flood Compliance.
Electrical & Energy Certificates
Please consult a third party to
provide the certification where
To Receive a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion,
the Building Permit Process including all inspections must be completed.
Each property owner is responsible for compliance with all terms of the Town of Groton Land Use Code affecting his or her property. The Code Enforcement Officer shall issue a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion when he is satisfied that the proposed use complies with the Code and that structures have been erected and the site developed in accordance with submitted plans.
No habitable structure shall be occupied until a Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. Furthermore, no addition to habitable space or the
alteration of non-habitable space into habitable space shall be occupied until an Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
Any non-habitable structure shall not be used until a Certificate of Completion is issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. Such Certificate of Completion shall carry the same weight as does a Certificate of Occupancy.