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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!

Building Department Documents

Use the following links to view/print Building Department Forms and Documents. Do not send any payment with the applications. Payment can be made only after application approval.
Site Plan Approval Form
1.43 MB
Zoning Variance Application
1.7 MB
Building Permit Application
1.12 MB
The Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Preble
232.93 KB
Preble Zoning Map
186.08 KB
Full Environmental Assessment Form (SEQR)
1.01 MB

Questions? Email The Code Official...