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Code Enforcement
Carolyn Meunier,
Code Enforcement Supervisor

City Hall
245 Washington St., Rm. 105
Watertown, NY  13601

Ph: (315) 785-7735
Fx: (315) 785-7854

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

The Bureau of Code Enforcement deals with Local and State regulations pertaining to life safety and the general welfare of the public. The Code Enforcement staff consists of the Supervisor, two officers, two Fire Prevention Bureau personnel and one aide.

Our officers review plans and make inspections in accordance with permits issued.

The Bureau of Code Enforcement also responds to citizens' complaints regarding property within the City limits.


This department falls under the engineering department and between the two departments, issue a varierty of permits from building to use permits.  Two of our permit types can be downloaded and the original can be brought into the Code Enforcement office, along with any applicable fees

Original Building and Maintenance/Repair Permits are completed at the Code Enforcement office.  There is a schedule of fees associated with the cost of the project.

A signature authorization  from the property owner may be required for obtaining permits.

Filing Complaints

A main function of the Code Enforcement Department is to respond to citizens' complaints regarding property within the City Limits

When making a complaint, be sure you have the correct address for the property about which you are complaining. Be specific about your complaint. Have the date, location, description available.