Permit Applications


Development Permits and Approvals

Fee Schedule Application Process | Application Deadlines & Meeting Dates Site Design Criteria Property Information

A site development permit and a building permit are required for any new building or any addition or alteration that affects the structural design of the building or its mechanical, electrical, or plumbing system. These permits are also required for any change in use of land or existing building.

These permits are legal documents that grant permission to construct or alter a building or other structure in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Permits help assure that the construction meets all safety standards of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code and the Town of Canandaigua code. Many repairs may not require a permit, such as siding, flooring, replacement of windows, etc. Check with the Development Office by calling 394-1120, ext. 2246, or send an email to

  • Please do not send payment for permits until after permit is approved. The invoice will be in your Cloudpermit application workspace after the review is finished.
  • NO permits shall be issued without proof of insurace attached in Cloudpermit workspace (see Insurance Requirements)
  • Please allow at least 5-10 business days for your permit to be issued - if no Board approval is required.
  • If Board approval is required from either the Planning Board, Zoning Board, or both, then all applications are due on the first business day of the month no later than 12:00pm. There will be no exceptions to this rule as the Town has internal reviews and processes that take time to complete prior to the board meetings.
    • See board calendar above for deadline dates and meeting dates. 


CLICK BELOW to fill out an application for planning, zoning, building/site development permits, or Short Term Rental permits.  New to Cloudpermit? Click below to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and GET STARTED!

Cloudpermit Instructional Brochure

‚Äč VIDEO: How To Submit an Application

Forms to Use with Your CloudPermit Application

Easement and Dedication Forms to be proposed (please uploaded completed form to Cloud Permit)




Short-Term Rental Permits are required for all short term rental operations. See here for details. 

The fee is $900 and the permit must be renewed every three years. All applications are done online with Cloudpermit. Click below to get started. The Short Term Rental application is in the Building Permit module. 


Property Information

To find information about a particular property including tax map numbers, acreage, zoning information, and more, please follow the link below to access Ontario County’s publicly available online property mapping software program called OnCor: Once there, scroll down and click on “OnCor Property App.” The software will allow searches by address or tax map number and also by the location on the map.  


Other Information

Formal Complaint Form

Truss / Pre-Engineered Wood / Timber Form

Septic System Requirements

Insurance Requirements For Homeowners and Contractors

Approved Electrical Inspectors

NYS Worker's Compensation CE-200 Exemption Form Instructions

CE-200 Exemption Step-by-Step directions


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