James P. McCann, Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer ~ bldginsp@townofcambria.com
Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext 126

Matthew Cooper, Deputy Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer ~ mcooper@townofcambria.com
Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext 133

Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm (Inspections & Site Work require the Building Inspector to be out of the office. Calling ahead to schedule an appointment is strongly encouraged.)

Krista Brocious - Clerk ~ kbrocious@townofcambria.com
Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext 111
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm


The Town of Cambria Building Inspector is also the Code Enforcement Officer.  He is charged by the Town Board to enforce federal, state and municipal regulations to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.  If your project requires an appearance before the Planning or Zoning Board, applications must be obtained from the Building Inspector and submitted to our office by the 2nd to last business day of the month to be placed on the next month's agenda. Special permits, variances, sub-divisions charges are based upon the complexity of the project and include consulting engineer costs, advertising fees, etc.

The Building Department requires permits for many projects. If you are unsure of whether your project requires a permit, what is needed before you begin, or what your property is zoned, we welcome you to call and ask! We will be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions that you may have.

Section 1305

Any construction company, contractor, individual carpenter or labor used or employed to construct or erect a building or structure thereafter in the Town of Cambria, shall be held liable and subject to the full penalties of this code along with the property owners. The cost of required permits for all construction shall be increased by 50% if not obtained in accordance with this Ordinance.

It is strongly recommended that individuals review the application and procedures with the Building Inspector prior to completing and or submitting these forms.

The Path to Obtaining a Building Permit                            Abbreviated List of Building Requirements

Building Fee Schedule                                                            Approved List of Electrical Inspectors

Building Inspector Forms:
Accessory Structure Permit Application

Deck/Porch Permit Application

Demolition Permit

Fences (as found in the Zoning Ordinance) Fence Permit Application

Generator Permit Application Generator Requirements

Pool Permit Application  Pool Requirements 

Roofing Permit Application 

Roof Mounted Solar Panels Permit Application Niagara County Solar Panel Form

Sign Use Permit Application

Single Family Home Application

Truss Permit for Contractors  Truss Codes  Truss Sign

Planning Board Forms: All Planning applications should accompany and Agricultural Data Sheet and SEQR statement. Please complete only Part 1 of SEQR, but bring in the full form.
Agricultural Data Statement              SEQR 1-3

Ground Solar Permit  Niagara County Solar Panel Form

Minor Sub-Division Application  Procedure Sub-Division 

Filing of a Sub-Division Niagara County Subdivision Map Filing

Rezoning Application

Site Plan Review Application

Special Events Permit Application Special Events Procedure

Zoning Board Forms:
Zoning Ordinance-updated

Guidelines for Applicants for Zoning Board of Appeals     Please read these before completing applications.

Area Variance Application  

SEQR 1-3 Please complete only Part 1 of SEQR but bring full form (Special Permit & Use Variance only).

Special Use Permit Application Complete Part I SEQR (MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION) Ag Data Sheet

Use Variance Application Complete Part I SEQR (MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION) Ag Data Sheet