Building Department

     ...of the Village of Williamsville

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed for lunch from Noon – 1 p.m.)

Phone: (716) 632-4120 x3011

Code Enforcement Officer Steven Bremer: 632-4120 x3012

Fire Inspector Tony Schueckler: 632-4120 x3013


The Building Department is responsible for regulating building construction and adherence to the building and fire codes. The department consists of a staff, including a Building Inspector, a Fire Inspector and a Building Clerk, appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Building Inspector and Building Clerk are chosen from a civil service list.


Duties include:

1. Reviewing construction plans and building permit applications for conformance with the Codes of the Village of Williamsville and New York State.


2. Reviewing Site Plans (including grading, utility, parking, etc.) and related documentation for compliance with the Code of the Village of Williamsville.


3. Referring all applicable plans to various Village of Williamsville committees including Traffic & Safety, Environmental, Historic Preservation, etc.


4. Reviewing and referring as applicable all Zoning Board of Appeals applications and documentation and serving as liaison to the ZBA.


5. Reviewing and referring as applicable all exterior plans, site plans, sign permits, etc. to the Planning & Architectural Review Board and serving as liaison to the P&ARB.


6. Reviewing and processing all plumbing plans and permit applications for conformance with the Codes of the Village of Williamsville and New York State.


7. Reviewing and processing all sign permit applications for conformance with the Code of the Village of Williamsville.


8. Conducting field inspections of all required elements of construction for conformance with the Codes of the Village of Williamsville and New York State and the submitted building permit.


9. Conducting field inspections of all required elements of plumbing for conformance with the Codes of the Village of Williamsville and New York State and the submitted plumbing permit.


10. Investigating all property complaints and issuing citations as applicable. Conducting follow up inspections of violations. Where required, issuing court summons for violations and participate in the court process through resolution.


11. Conducting annual fire inspections of all public buildings including offices, mercantile, public assembly, apartments and mixed-use buildings for conformance with the Codes of the Village of Williamsville and New York State and the submitted building permit.