Controlling the rodent population in our neighborhoods is a community effort. Code Enforcement and Resident participation is vital. For more information on how to keep our properties free from infestation, please visit this page on our site for more information or the Erie County Department of Health page.

Loads of topsoil, mulch, stone or any other material are not permitted to be deposited on roadways, in the road right of way or impede the use of sidewalks at any time.


Contact Information:

Matthew Fischione, Code Enforcement Officer

21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086

Phone: 716-684-4171
Fax: 716-685-5317

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Main Function of Department:

Issue and inspection of issued building permits for the Town and Village of Lancaster. We enforce International Building Codes, Fire Codes, Local Zoning Codes, Federal Flood Plains. Receive resident complaints with regard to building and zoning issues.

General Information:

Any structural changes, including roofs, accessory structures, sheds, pools, fences and decks require a building permit to be issued.

Please contact this department for information and specifications regarding set back, permitted size and height of structures, prior to building permit application submittal.

Inspection Requirements

Please call the office at 684-4171 to schedule inspections listed on customer copy of permit.