Department of Code Enforcement




City Hall
13 West Oneida Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Phone: (315) 342 - 8265
Fax: (315) 342 - 8248
Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Enforcement of local and state laws and ordinances as follows: Chapters 126 (Fire Prevention and Building Code), 83 (Unsafe Structures, 249 ( Vacant Property), 108 (Electrical Standards) of the City of Oswego Code. International Family of Codes (Building, Plumbing, Residential, Fire, Energy).

Code Enforcement issues building permit (along with the Zoning Office), rental permit (for residential rental property) and demolition permits. The Department of Code Enforcement has prime responsibility for enforcing building/construction codes, minimum standards of habitability for rental property, preservation of quality of life in residential neighborhoods, elimination of dangerous structures and portions of stuctures. The director serves on the Board of Electrical Examiners, which regulates professional standards, conduct and licensing for electrical contracts.

Other Information:

Rental Permits
If you are planning a move to a rental property in the City of Oswego, be sure to check to see if your apartment has been inspected. The City of Oswego has a Rental Permit Law that requires the owners of all rental units to register their properties with the City and have them inspected to insure that they meet defined safety standards. Inspections are provided free of charge and are a must to insure safe housing for everyone in the community. For more information on inspections or to verify the status of a prospective apartment, call the City's Housing Inspector, Patricia A. Kelly @ (315) 342-8178

Landlord / Tenant Conflict Resolution Services

"Don't let problems get out of control, let us help"

The Center for MediationIs Located on the SUNY Oswego Campus. It's mission is to help prevent or resolve potential conflicts. Open to the community, the center's staff of 25 trained mediators address such issues as renter's agreements, Landlord / Tenant disputes, roommate disagreements, and neighborhood conflicts. The Center is open Monday through Friday, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. All cases are dealt with on the basis of strict confidentiality and neutrality. Services are offered free of charge.

Related Departments:
Fire, Police, Community Development, Plumbing, Zoning, Assessment, City Court, Department of Public Works, Oswego County Health Department

Related Links:
Application For Rental Permit

Code FAQ

Snow Removal Q & A

Building Permit Application



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