Planning & Zoning
Lockport’s planning and zoning laws establish the boundaries for residential, commercial, retail and industrial space within the city. Learn more about the city’s zoning laws and applying for permits or variances here.
A permit is required for any new construction project within the City of Lockport. Permits are also needed for demolition work and some major structural repairs. Learn more and find permit application forms for different projects here.
Code enforcement in Lockport is intended to ensure all buildings are maintained to meet international building code standards. Code enforcement also deals with public nuisances and debris issues. Learn more about the office here.
The Building Inspection Department oversees the approval of construction and demolition projects within the City of Lockport. The department also works with the Common Council and state and national agencies to maintain compliance with building code standards and requirements, ensuring the safe design and construction of new structures or renovation of existing properties.
The department is also responsible for the planning and zoning activities within the City of Lockport. For questions related to zoning or the variance application process, please contact the Building Inspection Department.
Building Inspection Staff:
Senior Building Inspector
Inspection Data Coordinator / Zoning Officer
Property Maintenance Inspector
With extreme cold weather temperatures forecasted over the next two days, the City of Lockport has issued a Code Blue for Thursday, Feb. 13 and Friday, Feb. 14. Overnight from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. during the Code Blue, the Code Blue Warming Shelter will be open to assist...
With extreme cold winter weather forecast to impact the City of Lockport, a Code Blue is planned overnight Friday night, Feb. 7 through Saturday morning, Feb. 8. The Code Blue Warming Shelter will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each night during the Code Blue to assist...
Bike Buffalo Niagara will host two workshops in February to help gather community input on the Draft Regional Bicycle Master Plan for Erie and Niagara counties. The first meeting is scheduled to be held in Lockport from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the YWCA of the...