Highway Dept.



Code Enforcement Officer:  Dan Strong



Monday thru Thursday 8:30am to 11:00am or call for an appointment

Office Phone: 585-589-4592   Ext. 20  
Cell phone 585-520-0039  
Email: codeenforcer@townofgaines.org  


Permit Applications (click to open using Adobe Acrobat Reader):

     Pool Installation Application

    Building Permit Application - Home

     Building Permit Instructioins and Requirements


Non-Refundable Processing Fee Schedule


 Houses and Garages*


 $30.00 plus .15 per square foot

 Commercial Buildings*


 $30.00 plus .15 per square foot

 Multiple Housing*


 $100.00 plus .15 per square foot

 Addition to Permanent Structures*


 $30.00 plus .15 per square foot

 Agricultural Buildings*


 $50.00 plus $1.00 per thousand square foot

 Bank Inspections



 Replace Roof

 Chimneys & Wood Burning Stoves




 Porches, Decks & Gazebos


 $30.00 plus .15 per square foot

 Swimming Pool (Above-Ground)



 Swimming Pool (In-Ground)



 Storage Buildings


 $30.00 plus .15 per square foot







 Subdivision Review (Minor)


 $50.00 plus $15.00 PER LOT (Site Plan Review not included)

 Subdivision Review (Major)


 $250.00 plus $15.00 PER LOT (Site Plan Review not included)

 Special Use Permit (RA District)


 $50.00 (Includes Minor Site Plan Review)

 Special Use Permit (C and CH District)


 $250.00 (Includes Minor Site Plan Review)

 Site Plan Review (Minor –Type 2SEQR)



 Site Plan Review (Major –Type 1 SEQR)



 Telecommunications Towers (All District)


 $2500.00** (Includes Major Site Plan Review)

 MET Tower ***


 $5,000.00** (Includes Major Site Plan Review)

 MET Tower (1 Year Renewal)



 Variance Permit



 Document Copy Charge (Per Page)



 Development Manual



 Replacement Roof      $30.00
 Permanent Back-up Generator-up to 10 kw      $30.00
 Permanent Back-up Generator-up to 12 kw >      $100.00
 Solar Panel Permit-Roof To Installation      $50.00
 Solar Panel Permit-Stand Alone Unit      $50.00

WECS Special Use Permit for Residential and

Commercial Towers up to 80 Feet


WECS Special Use Permit and/or Site Plan

Review for towers in an Ag District over 121 ft.

Variance Permit      $50.00

Demollition - Removal

Outside Wood Burning Boilers      $30.00
Document Copy Charge Per Page      $     .25
Development Manual      $35.00
Town Zoning Ordinance      $25.00


*Site Plan Review is required and does not include fee for “Site Plan Review”

**20% of the fee will be applied toward the Town of Gaines cost for an Engineer to review an Applicant’s Site Plan and/or Project. Any Engineer fees that exceed 20% of the above scheduled fee will be borne the applicant.

***$5,000.00 for the first “MET” tower by an applicant, $2,500.00 for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th “MET” tower by the same applicant.

All fees must be paid at the time of submitting an application and are not refundable. Make checks payable to the “Town of Gaines.”




Town of Gaines

ALBION, NY 14411



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