Code Enforcement

Contact: Stan Waddle, Code Enforcement Officer

8 E. Main Street
PO Box 447
Fonda, NY 12068

Telephone: (518) 853-4335
Fax: (518) 853-4555


The Village Code Enforcement Officer is given their authority through New York State and Village laws. The Mayor appoints the Code Enforcement Officer with approval of the Board of Trustees. Through this appointment, the Mayor extends his or her legal authority to the designated officer.


Code Enforcement responsibilities are extensive within the protection of life and property. Included among these duties is the enforcement of laws. The Code Enforcement Officer will respond to personal observations and complaints received from the public. The Code Enforcement Officer must review all applications for a Building Permit and provide inspection for any alteration, demolishment, removal, or relocation of any structure, new construction, additions to an existing structure. You may find information regarding these requirements under New York State Law and Local Village Law or our FAQ page. Some of the exceptions that do not require the Code Enforcement Officer to receive an application or perform an inspection include re-roofing any building where an existing roof consists of one layer of asphalt shingles that found in satisfactory condition as a base for an additional layer. The Code Enforcement Officer does not need to issue a Building Permit or Inspect construction or installation of a one-story detached structures associated with one or two-family dwellings or multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) used for tool and storage sheds, playhouses or similar uses, provided the gross floor area does not exceed 144 square feet (13.88 square meters). The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for answering any questions you may have regarding code requirements and exceptions.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or by appointment

Fee Information:

For permits and fees handled by Code Enforcement, please visit here.

Document and Forms:

Please visit our Documents Page for all documents used by the Village. Disclaimer: While we intend to keep our documents and fee lists updated to the most current in effect, this may not always be possible, so it is best to call the Village Office if you need exact and accurate information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

You can answer many of your questions may on our Frequently Asked Questions Page. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please contact the Code Enforcement Office directly by telephone or email.



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