NBD PERMITS SELF-SERVE APPLICATIONS

 PERMIT TOPIC WHEN TO USE   QUESTIONS? 
AC and Generators  

Installation of units outside of a structure

 zoning@cityofrochester.gov

585-428-7043
Additions   For either commercial or residential zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Business Permits See packet for list of uses requiring a Business Permit  zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Change, Establish, or Legalize Use For both commercial and residential uses zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Daycares See packet for specific daycare classifications that require a permit zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Decks For both commercial and residential uses zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Deconversions When decreasing the number of dwelling units zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Demolition For both commercial and residential structures and accessory structures

planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Driveways Zoning approval required to install, expand or resurface zoning@cityofrochester.gov

 585-428-7043
Electrical Must be applied for by a licensed electrician or a  single family owner occupant doing their own work buildingpermit@cityofrochester.gov  

585-428-6520

Electrical Reconnection To restore power to a property.  Anyone can apply for this. buildingpermit@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6520

Fences New installation or replacement of fencing zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Fire Damage Repair Required when there has been fire damage to a property planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Fire Systems Installing or altering fire suppression systems or commercial hood installations planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Food Trucks Only when located on private property zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Garages and Carports New construction or repair accessory to  residential use zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Home Occupation For establishing certain businesses within a dwelling unit zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

 Legal Use Verification  To verify the legal use of a property, typically for a transfer of title  or a refinance zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Lifts and Ramps Installation of these apparatuses on commercial or residential structures

planreview@cityofrochester.gov

585-428-6526 

Parking Lots Installing new or legalizing zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Plumbing Must be applied for a licensed plumber or a  single family owner occupant doing their own work buildingpermit@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6520

Pools and Hot Tubs New installation planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Porches Porch repairs, enclosures or new planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Resubdivisions Moving or creating new lot lines zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Roofs Re-roof of structure roofpermit@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Sheds When accessory to a principal use zoning@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-7043

Signs New or replacement of existing

zoning@cityofrochester.gov

585-428-7043

Solar Both commercial or residential installation

planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526

Unlicensed Vehicle Temporary storage of an occupant’s unlicensed vehicle

zoning@cityofrochester.gov

585-428-7043

Window Replacements Replacement with a different size or new location planreview@cityofrochester.gov 

585-428-6526