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Town of Lewiston

Building Permits

The Town of Lewiston Building Department ensures that all construction and major renovation projects in the Town comply with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention & Building Code and Town of Lewiston Zoning Ordinance. The Office reviews building plans, issues work permits, conducts building and site inspections, issues certificates of compliance and certificates of occupancy, and conducts other work in support of the Building Code and Zoning Ordinance. Some projects that require a work permit may also require Town of Lewiston Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals review (see below).


Please contact the Town of Lewiston Building Department if you are planning a construction or major renovation project in order to obtain the necessary work permits.


Town of Lewiston Building Department

Town Hall - 1375 Ridge Road, PO Box 330

Lewiston, New York 14092

Phone: (716) 754-8213

Fax: (716) 754-2189

Town of Lewiston building permit application
Town of Lewiston pool permit application


Zoning Map & Ordinance

The Town of Lewiston Zoning Ordinance establishes allowable land uses in each zoning district identified in the Zoning Map and sets forth requirements for site design, building heights and setbacks, subdivision of land, issuance of special permits, and the administrative processes for project review including review by the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, among other regulations.

Town of Lewiston Zoning Ordinance

Town of Lewiston Zoning Map




Planning Board Review Process

The Town of Lewiston Planning Board reviews and approves site plans, special permits, and requests to subdivide or combine tracts of land. It also reviews and makes recommendations on any matters referred by the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals. In addition, the Planning Board makes recommendations to the Town Board on zoning amendments. Some projects that require Town Planning Board review may trigger Niagara County Planning Board review and/or New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR).


Please contact the Town of Lewiston Building Department if you have any questions regarding the Planning Board review process.


Town of Lewiston Building Department

Town Hall - 1375 Ridge Road, PO Box 330

Lewiston, New York 14092

Phone: (716) 754-8213

Fax: (716) 754-2189


Town of Lewiston Planning Board application
Town of Lewiston sketch plan form
Town of Lewiston site plan review application


Zoning Board of Appeals Process

The Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals reviews and approves requests for use variances and area variances, which are exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance Some projects that require Zoning Board of Appeals review may trigger Niagara County Planning Board review and/or New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR).


Please contact the Town of Lewiston Building Department if you have any questions regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals process.


Town of Lewiston Building Department

Town Hall - 1375 Ridge Road, PO Box 330

Lewiston, New York 14092

Phone: (716) 754-8213

Fax: (716) 754-2189


Town of Lewiston variance application


Community Plans

The Town of Lewiston Comprehensive Plan establishes goals and priorities for the development and redevelopment of land, which serves as the basis for the Town's Zoning Ordinance.


Town of Lewiston Comprehensive Plan
Town of Lewiston Comprehensive Plan Update




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