Otsego County Code Enforcement                                                        Updated 5/02/16



Who We Are:

Anthony Gentile

Code Enforcement Officer

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 Lary Gell

Deputy Code Enforcement Officer

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Howard Wood

Building/Fire Inspector

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Fire/Safety Inspector

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Please note-

All permit applications involve plan review.

Permits are generally issued within 7 -10

business days after your application is deemed complete.


Masonry Fireplace Permits will not be issued without detailed plans that address:

Clearance to combustibles

Dimensions of fire box including depth

Dimensions of the flue

Height of chimney in relation to roof

Type & size of block to be used

Detail of rebar







The Otsego County Code Enforcement Office is responsible for administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Construction Code (Uniform Code), the New York State Property Maintenance Code, and the New York State Energy Conservation Code (Energy Code).


Attention all homeowners who have transient rentals- call the office @ 607-547-6438 to get in the schedule so you are in complaince before the 2017 season starts


The Otsego County Code Enforcement Office does not have jurisdiction for properties that are located in the following municipalities--these are physical locations and not mailing addresses:

Town of Milford

          contact Barbara Monroe @ 607-267-7687

City of Oneonta

           contact Robert Chiappisi @ 607-433-3435

Town of Oneonta

           contact Paul Neske @ 607-432-8606

Town of Otego

           contact Daniel Wilber @ 607-435-8721

Village of Otego

           contact Michael Perry @ 607-287-0709

Town of Roseboom

           contact Lloyd Stannard @ 518-231-7779

Town of Worcester

            contact Lloyd Stannard @ 518-231-7779



In addition to the NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code, permits may also be required from a local official with your Town, Village, or City for local regulations such as zoning, special permits or variances.  Consult with you local municipal clerk for further information.  The Otsego County Code Enforcement Office will NOT issue its permits until it understands that any required local permits are in place.  In other words, a permit from the County may not be the only permit you may need.




The LOCAL LAW 2011     sets the terms and guidelines for the County Administraion and Enforcement of the New York State Codes.  The Otsego County fee schedule is currently being modified.



Additional Resources available below:

Code Enforcement Resources


For important documents and applications, please click on the "Get Adobe Reader" button below to download Adobe Acrobat Reader which will allow you to view the links and then print them on your printer.


Office Accessibility:

Mailing Address:

Otsego County Code Enforcement
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Physical Address:

140 County Highway 33 W- Suite #2

Cooperstown, NY  13326

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Public Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM  

ForJuly & August: 8:30 AM- -3:30 PM




Click for more Information...

NYS Codes Division Swimming Pool page

2010 New Pool Barrier Requirements

Existing Pool Barrier Requirement

Qualified Electrical Inspectors list-2016

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Placement for New Homes and Existing


Egress Window Sign Off Sheet

Stair and Railing Guides