A valid license is required to conduct certain businesses within the official limits of the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo Ordinance requires persons engaged in a home improvement business (i.e. painting, siding, roofing) or doing construction work in the City of Buffalo to obtain a City of Buffalo Contractor license. All mechanical contractors (i.e. electricians, plumbers, HVAC) must be licensed within the City of Buffalo. Licenses are required for certain business types in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the City. Upon submittal of a license application, the Office of Licenses will coordinate various reviews and inspections by agencies such as the Building Inspection Office, Fire Prevention Bureau, Health Department, Police Department, zoning, etc. in order to assist individuals in obtaining a city license.
This is a map of 2016 Clean Sweep locations. The Clean Sweep program is a collaborative program that brings together dozens of city departments, as well as partners from state, county and federal agencies and nonprofit health and human services providers to provide essential quality of life services to a targeted geographic area. These services include but are not limited to: dental services, health insurance enrollment, homeless outreach, fire prevention education, disaster preparedness, mental health services, youth and senior programming information, employment and training referrals, tree trimming, boarding and demolishing vacant homes, removing debris and abandoned tires, filling potholes, cleaning sewer receivers, and offering 311 information to assist in addressing neighborhood complaints.
This is a map of U.S. Census Blocks in the City of Buffalo. Blocks (Census Blocks) are statistical areas bounded by visible features, such as streets, roads, streams, and railroad tracks, and by nonvisible boundaries, such as selected property lines and city, township, school district, and county limits and short line-of-sight extensions of streets and roads. Generally, census blocks are small in area; for example, a block in a city bounded on all sides by streets. Census blocks in suburban and rural areas may be large, irregular, and bounded by a variety of features, such as roads, streams, and transmission lines. In remote areas, census blocks may encompass hundreds of square miles. Census blocks cover the entire territory of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. Census blocks nest within all other tabulated census geographic entities and are the basis for all tabulated data.
This is a dataset of all permits issued from 1/2/2007 - present by the City of Buffalo. The Building Permit Office within the Department of Permit & Inspection Services is responsible for issuing permits, plan review and enforcement for compliance with the New York State Building Codes and all applicable ordinances in the City of Buffalo.
The value of work is for the entire project cost which may entail multiple permits. Phased projects will appear in our value of work field when the first permit is secured.
All tows performed on behalf of the Parking Violations Bureau. Call (716) 851-5369 and notify the representative if your car is impounded. Any outstanding tickets under the registered owners name and/or the titled owner must be paid, the vehicle must be registered and insured and all towing and storage charges satisfied in order to obtain a release form. If the police have a hold on the vehicle you will also need written authorization from the Police Department in order to retrieve the vehicle.
The In Rem auction is run by the Department of Assessment and Taxation
with the goal of recovering unpaid property taxes, garbage user fees, water
utility bills, or sewer rents by selling the properties at the City of Buffalo auction.