West Seneca Town Hall
1250 Union Rd Room 210
United States

Code Enforcement

John Gullo:
Department Head /
Senior Code Enforcement Officer
558-3238 Email: jgullo@twsny.org
Jeffrey Schieber
Code Enforcement Officer
558-3237 Email: jschieber@twsny.org
Jeffrey Baksa
Asst. Code Enforcement Officer
558-3241 Email: jbaksa@twsny.org
Doug Busse
Housing Inspector
558-3260 Email: dbusse@twsny.org
Suzette Luongo
Senior Clerk Typist
558-3242 Email: Sluongo@twsny.org
Amy Kobler
Licensing Coordinator-Deputy Town Clerk
 558-3243 Email: akobler@twsny.org
Steve Lomison
Electrical Inspector
558-3221 Email: slomison@twsny.org

Room 210

1250 Union Road

Phone: (716) 558-3242
Fax:     (716) 677-4488

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Inspectors available in office: 9-10 AM, 12-2 PM, 4-5PM on weekdays


Click here to go to Code Enforcement Literature and Downloads

Mission Statement
Code Enforcement is committed to enforcing the Town of West Seneca's ordinances to abate and prevent nuisances within the community, through the inspection of commercial and residential properties in order to uphold and enforce codes and community standards thereby maintaining the town's high standards of curb appeal.

Department Responsibilities

  • Site plan review for Town Zoning compliance
  • Building plan review for N.Y.S. Code compliance
  • Field Inspections during construction of building


Fire Inspections

State Law mandates every industrial, commercial, and multiple dwelling be inspected once a year and follow up corrective inspections must be made if necessary.


Electrical Inspections 

The Code Enforcement office is now conducting inspections internally. We are licensing Electricians now. You can find the information letter and annual application in our list of flyers below. You may view the list of current licensed Electricans below. 

Click here for electrical permit.

Click here for list of Licensed Electricians


Plumbing Inspections

Our office requires all plumbing and sewer work to be conducted by a West Seneca Licensed Plumber or Sewer Contractor. These individuals are knowledgable with the code and what is required for permits and inspections. You may view the list of current Licensed Master Plumbers and Sewer Contractors.  

Click here for the Licensed West Seneca Plumbers

Click here for the Licensed West Seneca Sewer Contractors


Property Maintenance

The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of Property Maintenance which inludes

  • Unlicensed vehicles
  • High Grass
  • Garbage and Debris
  • Nuisances


Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, Gas Inserts & Pellet Stoves 

All stoves and fireplaces require a Building Permit.
A Property Survey and a stove/fireplace specification sheet are required to apply for permit.
All units must be UL Listed or they can not be installed.

Two inspections are required:

  • Rough-in Inspection
  • Final Inspection

When inspections are successful, you will receive a Certificate of Code Compliance
Inspectors are available from 9:00 - 10:00AM and 1:00 - 2:00PM


It's the law!  All truss buildings need to have decals to assist first responders.





Emergency escape plan

Escape grid

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

In 2012, there were an estimated 365,000 reported home structure fires and 2,380 associated civilian deaths in the United States.


Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. 

Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes.  Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.

         For easy planning, download NFPA's escape planning grid.Safety Tip                                  Read NFPA's escape planning tips and download our free safety tip sheet.



1.   Within each dwelling unit or sleeping unit, on each story having a sleeping area.
2.   Within each dwelling unit or sleeping unit, on each story where a carbon monoxide source is located.
3.   Carbon monoxide detectors required where the dwelling unit has appliances, devices or systems that may emit carbon monoxide or has an attached garage


PROHIBITED LOCATIONS:  Carbon Monoxide alarms shall not be located within or near the openings to garages, bathrooms or furnace rooms.  Carbon monoxide alarms shall also not be located in or near locations specified as 'prohibited,' 'not recommended' or the like in the manufacturer's installation instructions.


 Literature/ Handouts


Accessory Structures

Alternate Sump Pump Discharge Handout

Approved Fire Pit Handout

Building Department Fee Schedule  

Building Department Inspection Sheet

Building Permit Application Requirements

Building Permit Information Sheet

Candle Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Protection

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

Clothes Dryer Safety

Complait Flowchart Handout

Cooking Safety

Electrical Permit

Electrical Safety

Electrical Licensing Application

Electronic Signs

Escape Planning

Fee Schedule 2014

Fence Handout

Fire Safety in Manufactured Homes

Fire Watch

Fireplace Safety

Generator Safety

Grilling Safety

Heating Safety

Home Fire Sprinklers

Home Occupancy Application

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

Inspection Requirement Sheet

Knox-Box 3200 Series

Lightning Safety

Microwave Oven Safety

Mold Removal

Pool Alarm Handout

Pool and Hot Tub Pre-Inspection Checklist

Pool Electrical Code

Pool Fences

Pool Requirements Handout

Powerline Safety Handout

Preventing Freeze-up Impairments

Property Line Requirements Handout

Rat Control Handout

Residential Backup Generator

Re-Zoning and Special Permit Process

Road and Sidewalk Maintenance

Sign Regulations

Siteplan Review Process

Smoke Alarm Safety at Home

Smoking and Home Fire Safety

Snow Plowing

Solar Panel Requirements

Stormwater Retention Pond

Sump Pump-Gutter Piping System

Truss Decals

Truss Identification Decals

Truss Invoice

West Seneca Sign Ordinance

Winter Furnace Safety

Winter Holiday Safety

Zoning Board of Appeals Procedure

Zoning Board of Appeals Sign-Off Sheet

Zoning Map 2015 -- Zoning Map Instructions

Licensed Plumbers 2016.pdf
Licensed Sewer Contractors 2016.pdf
electrical permit.pdf