Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division is a Shared Service between the Town and Village of Massena. The enforcement of the New York State, Town, and Village of Massena Code is done by the Career Fire Fighters of the Village of Massena Fire Department. Code Enforcement as a shared service is a very cost effective way for both, the Town and Village of Massena to provide it's residents and business owners with a professional and dedicated staff to handle the different code enforcement needs of the community. This system allows the Town and Village of Massena to have code enforcement officials available five days a week, Monday through Friday with regular business hours for property maintenance complains and building needs. Also, code enforcement officials are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for any fire and life safety issues that arise in our community. Our Code Enforcement Division is a system that is coveted in many other communities and municipalities in the surrounding area. Many areas may have a Code Enforcement Official that is part-time or only is scheduled a few days and hours per week. Our System provides our residents and business owners with the greatest quality service a municipality can give.

The Town and Village of Massena Code Enforcement Division is committed to serve and protect the residents, business owners, and visitors of Massena. We are here to protect against fires and unsafe building practices, while ensuring life safety and property maintenance concerns are met by enforcing minimal New York State and Town/ Village of Massena Code. 

The duties that the Town and Village of Massena Code enforcement are as follows:
  • Enforcing New York State Fire and Life Safety Standards
  • Conducting yearly fire inspections for the businesses of Massena
  • Conducting apartment inspections for the various apartment buildings
  • Conducting various on-site construction inspections
  • Issuing various types of building permits
  • Guiding residents and construction companies through safe building and permitting practices
  •  Receiving, inspecting, investigating, and following up on various types of code complaints
  • Enforcing New York State Building, Residential, Existing Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel gas, Energy, Fire, and Property Maintenance Codes
  • Enforcing Town and Village of Massena Codes