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
  1. Permits

    Find application instructions and documents for City permits such as Plumbing and Heating Permits, Operating Permits, Building Permits, and more.

  2. City of Cortland Codebook

    View a current online version of the City of Cortland Code.

  3. Fire Inspection Checklists

    View Fire Inspection Hazards Checklists for general and multi-family dwellings.

  4. Report a Code Violation

    Report a code violation by calling our offices or by submitting an online complaint form.

  5. Resources

    Find helpful Code Enforcement documents and links.