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Town of Wilson

Building Permits

The Town of Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals review (see below).


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


Town of Wilson Building Department

Town Hall - 375 Lake Street, PO Box 537

Wilson, New York 14172

Phone: (716) 751-6705 ext. 17

Fax: (716) 751-2671

Town of Wilson Building Permit application


Zoning Map & Ordinance

The Town of Wilson 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 Wilson Zoning Ordinance

Town of Wilson Zoning Map




Planning Board Review Process

The Town of Wilson Planning Board reviews and approves site plans and requests to subdivide or combine tracts of land. It also reviews and makes recommendations on any matters referred by the Town of Wilson Zoning Board of Appeals. In addition, the Planning Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Town Board on special permits and 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 Wilson Building Department if you have any questions regarding the Planning Board review process.


Town of Wilson Building Department

Town Hall - 375 Lake Street, PO Box 537

Wilson, New York 14172

Phone: (716) 751-6705 ext. 17

Fax: (716) 751-2671


Town of Wilson subdivision application


Zoning Board of Appeals Process

The Town of Wilson 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 Wilson Building Department if you have any questions regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals process.


Town of Wilson Building Department

Town Hall - 375 Lake Street, PO Box 537

Wilson, New York 14172

Phone: (716) 751-6705 ext. 17

Fax: (716) 751-2671


Town of Wilson Zoning Board of Appeals application


Community Plans

The Town of Wilson Master 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 Wilson Comprehensive Plan





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