5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424     Main Desk Call: 585.394.1120    Receiver of Taxes Call: 585.394.1120     FAX: 585.394.9476
Welcome to the Development Office Online

office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 4:00

whom to contact

Doug Finch
Director of Development
(585) 394-1120 ext. 2234

Dale Zukaitis
Code Enforcement Officer
(585) 394-1120, ext. 2235
cell (585) 690-3084

Chris Jensen, P.E.
Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer
(585) 394-1120 ext. 2246
cell (585) 315-3088

Ron Bement
Fire Inspector
(585) 394-1120 ext. 2247

Amanda Catalfamo
Office Specialist
(585) 394-1120 ext. 2233

Sarah Reynolds
Planning Aide
(585) 394-1120 ext. 2230



The Development Office assists residents, businesses, and developers with a variety of activities. For example, by law, new construction and major changes to existing structures within the Town require building permits. We will help you determine if your project requires a building permit and how you can obtain it. You can browse our web page for the type of permit you are seeking. Our office also processes applications for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. We meet with property owners and builders to review applicable Town zoning and development regulations and the requirements of the State building code that may affect your project. Our overall objective is to assist you in understanding the requirements that affect your project and advise you on how to obtain the needed Town approvals so you can properly proceed with your project as quickly as possible.

With your help, we will keep this web page current and make sure it remains an important resource for the community on development requirements, issues and activities in the Town of Canandaigua. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

To schedule an inspection, call the Development Office at 394-1120. To email someone regarding questions, comments, concerns or requests, please refer to the contact list to the left.

Our mailing address is:
5440 Route 5 & 20 West
Canandaigua, NY 14424






What's Happening
Development Regulations
Development Permits and Approvals

A site development permit and a building permit are required for any new building or any addition or alteration that affects the structural design of the building or its mechanical, electrical or plumbing system. These permits are also required for any change in use of land or existing building.

These permits are legal documents that grant permission to construct or alter a building or other structure in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Permits help assure that the construction meets all the standards of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code and the Town of Canandaigua code. Many repairs may not require a permit, such as siding, flooring, replacement of windows, etc.

To be sure, you should check with the Development Office by calling 394-1120, ext. 2246, or email cjensen@townofcanandaigua.org. You may also obtain a copy of site development and building permit applications from this web page. Once the form is filled out, please print, sign and submit it.

DO NOT send payment with your application. Payment shall not be made until the fee is determined & the permit is issued.

No building permit shall be issued unless INSURANCE CERTIFICATES are on file in the Development Office!

Please allow 5-10 business days for your permit to be issued - if no Board approval is required.

For tax map numbers and zoning information, please see the Assessor's page under "Your Assessment."

Download Application for Permits and Approvals for:

Planning Board & Zoning Board of Appeals

Planning Board
- Sketch Site Plan Review
- Preliminary Site Plan Approval - Phased
- Final Site Plan Approval - Phased
- One Stage Site Plan Approval
- Sketch Subdivision Review
- Preliminary Subdivision Approval - Phased
- Final Subdivision Approval - Phased
- Single Stage Subdivision Approval
- Admin. Review Lot-Line Adjustment
- Special Use Permit
- Extension Request Application
- Waiver Request Form
Zoning Board of Appeals
- Zoning Interpretation
- Area Variance
- Use Variance
Town Board
- Amend Official Map
- Amend Official Map - MUO District

Permit Applications

- Site Development: Roof, Interior Renovations, Driveway, Woodstove, Pond, Basement
- New House
- Tear Down/Rebuild Single Family Home
- New Multi-Res/Comm/Indus. (vacant land)
- Change of Commercial Occupancy/Tenant Notification
- Principal Structure Addition
- Accessory Structure
- Agricultural Structure (submit with Site Development form)
- Demolition
- Sign
- Manufactured Home Park
- Manufactured Home
- Fence
- Swimming Pool / Hot Tub
- Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
- Floodplain Development Permit
- Temporary Display Form
- Temporary Tent Form
- Operating - Fireworks
- Operating Permit Application
- Truss / Pre-Engineered Wood / Timber Form
- Unified Solar Permit Form

Current Planning Reports
Development-Related Links