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Village of Youngstown

Building Permits

The Village of Youngstown Building Inspection Office ensures that all construction and major renovation projects in the Town comply with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention & Building Code and Village of Youngstown 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 Village of Youngstown Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals review (see below).


Please contact the Village of Youngstown Building Inspection Office if you are planning a construction or major renovation project in order to obtain the necessary work permits.


Village of Youngstown Building Inspection Office

Village Hall - 240 Lockport Street, PO Box 168

Youngstown, New York 14174

Phone: (716) 745-7721

​Fax: (716) 745-3400


Zoning Map & Ordinance

The Village of Youngstown 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.

Village of Youngstown Zoning Ordinance

Village of Youngstown Zoning Map




Planning Board Review Process

The Village of Youngstown 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 Village of Youngstown 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 Village Planning Board review may trigger Niagara County Planning Board review and/or New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR).


Please contact the Village of Youngstown Clerk-Treasurer's Office if you have any questions regarding the Planning Board review process.


Village of Youngstown Clerk-Treasurer's Office

Village Hall - 240 Lockport Street, PO Box 168

Youngstown, New York 14174

Phone: (716) 745-7721

​Fax: (716) 745-3400


*There is no Village of Youngstown Planning Board application


Zoning Board of Appeals Process

The Village of Youngstown 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 Village of Youngstown Clerk-Treasurer's Office if you have any questions regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals process.


Village of Youngstown Clerk-Treasurer's Office

Village Hall - 240 Lockport Street, PO Box 168

Youngstown, New York 14174

Phone: (716) 745-7721

​Fax: (716) 745-3400


*There is no Village of Youngstown Zoning Board of Appeals application


Community Plans

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


Village of Youngstown Master Plan Summary Report


The Village of Youngstown Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) establishes goals and priorities for the use of water and waterfront resources.


Village of Youngstown LWRP





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