Town Hall: (607) 749-3199
Town Justice: (607) 749-2377

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 Building Department

Rick Fritz - Code Official and Zoning Officer

Phone: 607-591-9898

The Code Official assists in following the NYS building codes to ensure the Health, Safety and Resilience of the Built Environment for all residents of Preble. 

Code Official W. Rick Fritz is available at the Town Hall on Mondays from 1-3 pm to help with applications. Building permits, certificates of occupancy, zoning information are among the services available from the Code office. The Code Official can also be reached at (607) 591-9898.



The  Building Process: If you are planning to build to build in the Town of Preble you'll first need to get approval from the Cortland Count Health Department. Once have approval from the Health Dept:

  1. Download a  Building Premit  Application and follow the instructions. 
  2. Bring your completed application to Town Clerk/Code Official with copy of survey/tax map showing the parcel....
  3. Bring a  drawing of what will be built. Drawings of Buildings over 1500 square ft. will need to be engineered approved. (stamped)
  4. Once approved, (you'll be notified by code official) then come to Preble Town Hall and submit it to the Preble Code Official. At that point, the cost of the permit will be determined and you will pay for the permit in person.
  5. Start building!

The Preble Town Board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Town Hall, 1968 Preble Road.

Supervisor: James Doring

Deputy Supervisor: Jim Harris

Town Board:

  • Dave Morse
  • David Pitman
  • Mike Griep

Local Laws Pertiaining to the Town Board


The Preble Planning Board’s regularly scheduled meeting for Wednesday, September 23, 2020, is cancelled as there is no agenda or filings.


Sue Wright, Secretary

Preble Planning Board

The Preble Planning Board meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Preble Town Hall, 1968 Preble Road.


Planning Board:

Chair: Maureen Knapp

Rick Burt

Amy Bertini

Jim McGee

Linda Bocian

 Donald Armstrong, Attorney

Sue Wright, Secretary





A public hearing will be held at a meeting of the Preble Zoning Board of Appeals at the Preble Town Hall, 1968 Preble Road, Preble, New York on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of reviewing the bulk variance application of Donald McMasters with regard to premises at 1908 Rittenhouse Square (tax map 7.14-01-39.000) in the Town of Preble, and for such other matters as may come before the Board.


Dated: October 6, 2020 

Daniel O’Shea, Chairman  



The Preble Zoning Board of Appeals meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Preble Town Hall, 1968 Preble Road.



Zoning Board of Appeals:

  • Daniel O'Shea, Chairman
  • Donald Armstrong, Attorney
  • Sue Wright, Secretary
  • Amy Bertini
  • Jay Currie
  • Nancy Dalley
  • Robert Lieber

Highway Superintendent: Jeffrey Griswold

Equipment Operator: Charlie Reagan

Equipment Operator: Kevin Baldwin

Plus one seasonal employee each summer

The Town of Preble maintains 25.4 centerline miles of roads. Sixteen miles of the 25.4 are plowed, making up 34 plowing segments. We also plow school bus pull-offs, turnarounds, the Fire Station and the Town Hall. The average route time is 2 hrs. 45 minutes.

Summer duties include: culvert replacement/ installation, ditch cleaning, road material hauling and placement (gravel, pavement), oil and stone treatments, cutting brush, mowing roadsides along with maintaining 5 abandoned cemeteries. We also provide the resources for the annual “Town Clean-Up”.

The Highway operation moved into a new building in January of 2018 at 6684 Rt. 281 next to the salt shed. All
equipment is now stored indoors. All 6 bays have in-floor hydronic heating with propane boilers. The building was paid for with money saved and a State grant from Senator Jim Seward.


Please feel free to call the highway garage at 607-749-2710 with any questions.