Building Division

Duties & Services
Code Inspectors are employees of the Building Division and provide required inspections for building permits, housing inspections, exterior property maintenance and complaints.

The Electrical Inspector is located in the Building Division and is responsible for conducting electrical inspections and electrical surveys. Building permit applications for electrical work can be obtained between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The main office of the Plumbing Inspector is located in the Water and Sewer Department at 510 1st Street; call 607-272-1717 for more information. 


Commercial and non-profit building owners in the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County are eligible to apply for Energize NY Finance, which provides capital for clean-energy projects. Energize NY helps property owners identify incentive programs, find reliable and certified contractors/engineering firms, access low-cost long-term financing, and develop a plan to measure/verify energy savings after upgrades are complete. You will see an increase to the value of your buildings, while seeing decreased utility bills — translating into money in your pocket.  If your building has tenants, they will appreciate an increased level of comfort from efficient heating/cooling systems, which means fewer maintenance calls to you.

For more information, please click on the following link:

Energize NY Information