Building Permit

Application Process

Before you fill out the permit application, please read the following:
  • Please read all information carefully.
  • Only completed applications will be processed.
  • It is mandatory that all required documents and fees are submitted. Refer to first page of instructions.
  • Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of the results by our staff.
  • Should you have any questions regarding your application, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our staff for their assistance.

Application Forms

Fee Schedule

Code of the City of Cortland § 100-6. Fees.
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Add $25 to the final cost for a Certificate of Compliance.
Total Valuation of Construction or Other Activity
Up to $500
$501 to $2,000
$2,001 to $5,000
$5,001 to $25,000
$50 plus $7 for each additional $1,000 over $5,000
$25,001 to $50,000
$200 plus $5 for each addition $1,000 over $25,000
Over $50,000
$500 plus $4 for each additional $1,000 over $50,000