Fire Department / Code Enforcement

Building Permit Application

The City of Cortland Building Permit Application is available online with the links provided below, as a Word document or as a pdf file.

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Before you fill out the permit application:

Building Permit Application (.pdf)

Emergency Contact Information Sheet

Code of the City of Cortland § 100-6. Fees.
A. Fees for building permits shall be:

Total Valuation of Construction or Other Activity to be Undertaken


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 additional $1,000 over $25,000
Over $50,000
$500 plus $4 for each additional $1,000 over $50,000
Add $25.00 to the final cost for a Certificate of Compliance