Building Permit Fees and Inspections

  • Sheds, pools, decks, porches - $25
  • Additions, polebarns, or garages - $75
  • House under 2000 sq. ft. - $200                              
  • House at, or over, 2000 sq. ft. - $300
  • Political sign permit - $25
  • Peddling or Solicitation Permit - $100
  • Demolition permit - $40 per building
  • Cellular, Television, or Similar Tower - $1,000


  1. Foundation with drainage installed before backfill
  2. Framing
  3. Plumbing
  4. Insulation
  5. Electrical* (must be completed by NYS Certified Electrical Inspector)
  6. Final

NOTE:  The Town of Binghamton does all inspections for heating, plumbing, HVAC, footers, foundations, drainage, framing, and insulation. The Town does not require a licensed electrician, plumber, or HVAC technician to do work in the Town of Binghamton.

*The Town does not do electrical inspections. Electrical inspections are conducted by a third party NYS Certified Electrical Inspector.



  • Complete set of NYS approved stamped plans
  • Energy study (architect usually provides along with prints)
  • Plot plan
  • Broome County Health Dept. Sewage Approval

If the home is being built in a municipal water/sewer district, you will also incur the following fees (in addition to the cost of the meter):

  • Water Connection Fee - $450 (if user is inside the district)
  • Water Connection Fee - $1,000 (if user is outside the district) 
  • Sewer Connection Fee - $250 (if user is inside the district) 
  • Sewer Connection Fee - $1,500 (if user is outside the district)
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