Code Enforcement Division

Our Mission


The mission of the City of Cortland Code Enforcement Division is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and visitors of our community through education, enforcement and impartial application of all laws and ordinances under our jurisdiction.
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About the Division


Code Enforcement is provided by the Code Enforcement Division of the City of Cortland Fire Department. Staffed by career firefighters, the Code Enforcement Division handles all aspects of code enforcement. The daily functions include:
  • Annual inspections of multiple dwellings
  • Construction reviews
  • Enforcement of local laws and ordinances
  • Field inspection of plumbing and heating installations
  • Inspections of places of public assembly
  • Issuance of building permits
  • Issuance of plumbing and heating permits
  • On-site construction inspections
  • Zone reviews