The City of Buffalo is now partnering with Citizenserve to provide comprehensive community development e-government application, processing and payment solutions for building permits, planning and zoning.
Effective 9/1/23 the Buffalo City Council passed a new ordinance allowing chickens to be raised within the city. The ordinance requires that the owner of the chickens shall live in the dwelling on the property and the property owner is in receipt of the permit. To see the ordinance and all other rules visit the Backyard Chicken page.
Through the Citizenserve portal you have access to all of our online services including building and zoning permits, and land use applications. To access the portal, click on the Citizenserve button above.
Paying with an e-check is FREE.
Credit or Debit Card
Starting January 1, 2023, the City of Buffalo will be charging a credit card convenience fee on our permits and licenses. That fee is 2.75%, with a minimum charge of $2.95.