Apply for Building Permits

  1. Apply for Permits
  2. Schedule Inspections
  3. Video Inspections
  4. Policies

There are several ways to apply for permits. Please use only one method.  Please do not apply more than once.


Please see the "Permit Submittal and Inspection Requirements" page for information on submittal requirements.

Apply for Permits via the...

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Please be advised, staff is not notified when additional documents are uploaded to the Portal.  If you are providing additional information, uploading a requested document, or submitting a revised plan, please send an email indicating you have done this so the document(s) may be processed.

Apply for permits via email

Applications can be printed from the Building Permit Applications page and sent in with all required documentation to the Building Division to the email address on the application.

Rapid Plan Review

Wednesdays, from 9-11 a.m., staff is on-hand to review residential permit applications for simple projects including most basement finishes, decks, pergolas, etc. Not all projects qualify for rapid review. It is at the discretion of the plans examiner as to whether or not a rapid review is appropriate.

  1. Applicants may request a rapid review appointment via email. The email subject must say "RAPID REVIEW REQUEST".  
  2. All documentation for review (application, construction documents, homeowner affidavit, etc.) must be submitted electronically at least 36 hours in advance (by 4 p.m. on Monday).
  3. Staff will notify applicant by 4 p.m. on Tuesday of their appointment/ time slot.
  4. Appointments will be scheduled for either 20 or 30 minutes depending on the scope of the project. If a review will require more than this amount of time, it does not qualify for rapid review.
  5. All contractors on the project must have current Town of Erie license and current certificate of insurance on file for project to be reviewed.

Limit of one plan reviewed per person/company.

If all required documentation is not submitted or any of the contractors listed are not current, you may submit your application however, your plan will not be reviewed during the rapid review time.