At its meeting held on December 16, 2009, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council determined that adopting this rule on an emergency basis was required in order to comply with legislation, Amanda’s Law, which will go into effect on February 22, 2010, and to preserve public safety by clarifying requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
This rule has been adopted as an emergency rule, effective as of February 22, 2010 – the text is below. The following link provides background on the legislation.
Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs: due to the safety issues surrounding these installations, building permits are required prior to installation. Please contact the building department for specific codes to ensure your family’s safety.
The current swimming pool requirements are available in PDF form. Please click on the link below to access the file.
Swimming Pool Regulations
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As citizens of the Town of Big Flats, we all have the right to enjoyment of our own properties. Some may not be aware that New York State has adopted a property maintenance code requiring that all properties be reasonably maintained both the interior and exterior of the structure. This also includes the area of property surrounding the structure. The Town of Big Flats has adopted these codes and is actively enforcing them. It is our responsibility to respect our neighbors’ right to enjoyment of their property.
Town citizens may be proactive in assisting with violations to this code by completing a Citizen Complaint Form. We will then investigate, determine whether the violation exists and is enforceable, and act upon it accordingly. Due to the nature of possible litigation, we cannot accept or acknowledge anonymous complaints.
Please contact our office with any further questions.
Citizen Complaint Form
An operating permit is required for all new businesses in the Town. Please click on the link below for the form. Please fill out and return to the Code Department for review. Please call us if you have any questions.
Big Flats Operating Permit
The Town of Big Flats Municipal Code is available in PDF format. To access the document please click on the link below.
Building Code Design Criteria
Residential Building Code Design Criteria
TABLE R301.2(1) - CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA