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Town of Cambria

Building Permits

The Town of Cambria Building Inspector's Office 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 Cambria 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 Cambria Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals review (see below).


Please contact the Town of Cambria Building Inspector's Office if you are planning a construction or major renovation project in order to obtain the necessary work permits.


Town of Cambria Building Inspector's Office

Town Hall - 4160 Upper Mountain Road

Sanborn, New York 14132-9416

Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext. 26

Fax: (716) 433-7164


Zoning Map & Ordinance

The Town of Cambria 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 Cambria Zoning Ordinance

Town of Cambria Zoning Map




Planning Board Review Process

The Town of Cambria 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 Cambria 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 Cambria Building Inspector's Office if you have any questions regarding the Planning Board review process.


Town of Cambria Building Inspector's Office

Town Hall - 4160 Upper Mountain Road

Sanborn, New York 14132-9416

Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext. 26

Fax: (716) 433-7164


*The Town of Cambria Planning Board application is available from the Building Inspector's Office


Zoning Board of Appeals Process

The Town of Cambria Zoning Board of Appeals reviews and approves requests for special permits, 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 Cambria Building Inspector's Office if you have any questions regarding the Zoning Board of Appeals process.


Town of Cambria Building Inspector's Office

Town Hall - 4160 Upper Mountain Road

Sanborn, New York 14132-9416

Phone: (716) 433-8161 ext. 26

Fax: (716) 433-7164


*The Town of Cambria Zoning Board of Appeals application is available from the Building Inspector's Office


Community Plans

The Town of Cambria 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 Cambria Comprehensive Plan




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