Online Permitting & Licensing
The City of Buffalo is now partnering with Citizenserve to provide comprehensive community development e-government application, processing and payment solutions for building permits, code enforcement, planning and zoning, business licensing applications and renewals, and customer request tracking
DO I NEED A PERMIT?
A permit is required for projects which include constructing, building, demolishing, altering, moving, or adding onto any building or structure, or projects including grading, or adding impervious surface.
In some cases a permit is not necessary. The following activities do not require a permit.
Special Events are defined as any parade, race, procession, carnival, community picnic, celebration, fundraiser, dance, concert, large assembly, or other special event on City property within the corporate limits of the City of Buffalo. The full City of Buffalo Special Events Policy is attached to the Special Events Permit (PDF) A completed application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the first date of the event. Your event may also require a Temporary Liquor License or other separate permits as needed (see permits below).