Southeast Quadrant Service Center

Welcome! We look forward to working with you to make the Southeast Quadrant a better place to live, work, play and raise a family. Our Quadrant Team staff will work with our community partners to resolve quality of life issues, pave the way for appropriate housing and economic development, and help make Southeast Rochester the best it can be.  

Come join us for the Southeast NSC's Open House:  August 31, 2021 from 4-7pm   >>Invitation 

City of Rochester – Emergency Rent Assistance

Please note; the City of Rochester partners with local agencies to administer rental arrears assistance programs.

Are you eligible?*

 You are a renter;

 You have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic;

 You are in immediate danger of eviction, homelessness, loss of housing, or utility shut off; and,

 You have a household income at or below guidelines


 *Asistencia de Emergencia para Alquiler aqui>>


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2020 Southeast Quad Team Meetings:

Our Quadrant Team meets regularly with representatives from all of our neighborhoods at the Southeast NSC Office.  Please contact the office for more information about how you can get involved.   

Monthly Quad Meeting dates are the 3rd Thursday of each month.  All meetings are at 10:30 a.m. at the Southeast NSC  office.   

January 16  February 20     March 19 April 16
 May 21   June 18    July 16  August 17 
 September 17  October 15 November 19 December 17  

Southeast Quadrant Information

*UPDATED City of Rochester Business Permit process during local Health Emergency:  

UPDATED Business Permit Application Processing (Return to NORMAL Processing Procedures)

Bring  your initialized and completed hard copy application along with a check or money order fee payment  (non-refundable $25.00 application fee, payable to the "Rochester City Treasure") off to the  PERMIT OFFICE at CITY HALL, 30 Church St.,   Your Business Permit application will be reviewed for legal use compliance under the Zoning Code and the New York State Building Code.  If your proposed use is in compliance with these codes, your application will be forwarded to your local NSC Office for final review and completion.  For more details consult the new Business Permit process.    New City Hall Business Hours:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

After obtaining New York State Building Code and Rochester Zoning Code approval and paying the non-refundable $25.00 application fee, take your approved and signed Business Permit application to your  local NSC Office.

You will need bring your:

  1. Government Photo identification (NYS Driver's / Non-driver's License or United States Passport) of all persons listed on your application. 
  2. Copies of any NYS Licenses (e.g. Barber, Beautician, Tattoo, Tobacco, Vapor Products, E-Cigarettes, etc.)
  3. NYS Certificate of Authority (NYS Resale Taxes)   


 If your business has a signed and approved Entertainment or Amusement License from the Rochester Police Department NO Business Permit is required.   If any of these licenses are "pending," a Business Permit is REQUIRED before opening your business.

  All Fire Department, building permits, and Code Enforcement building inspections must be completed at your site before a business permit can be issued.  Allow two weeks for this "extended" process before receiving your new or renewal Business Permit.


*UPDATED City of Rochester Handicapped Permit process during local Health Emergency:  

Handicapped Permits will now be processed at your local neighborhood NSC Offices.   You may speak to a someone at the NSC Offices during NEW business hours or drop off your documents at the NSC Drop Box.   NEW NSC Business Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Person to Person Meetings

  • Person to Person meetings are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at NSC Director's Office in City Hall, 30 Church St.
  • Person to Person meetings are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at each NSC Office via Phone Call or Zoom Meetings:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Southeast NSC Office Outside Drop Box will be available 24 hours a day from Monday - Friday 

We look forward to serving you!

Southeast Quadrant
320 N Goodman St - Suite 209
Rochester, New York 14607
Kelvin James Knight, Administrator
(585) 428-7640