Building and Planning

About the Department

The Building and Planning Department is a unit within the Town's Department of Public Works. The Senior Planner ensures that all building construction in the Town is in compliance with applicable building, safety and zoning regulations. The planning staff reviews proposed construction projects for conformity with the Town's Comprehensive Plan and overall community development goals. This department staffs the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Board, Architectural Review Board, and the Historical Preservation Commission.  

Land Use Board and Commission Meeting Schedule

Building Code

The Town of Brighton has adopted the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code with additional town requirements for sprinklers

  • See 'Applications and Forms' below for Building Permit Applications.

Zoning Code

The Town of Brighton Code includes the Comprehensive Development Regulations which controls land use and development. 

  • Zoning Applications include Planning Board (PB), Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Architectural Review Board (ARB), Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), Sign Review, and Certificate of Compliance (C of C). See 'Applications and Forms' below or contact Building and Planning staff.

Common Projects

View here for a list of common residential projects, including basic zoning review and building permit requirements. 


Applications and Forms

  • CLICK HERE for online applications for Building Permits, Zoning Board and Planning Board, Signs, Architectural Review Board, Certificate of Compliance, and Single Family Dwelling Zoning Information Form. 
  • CLICK HERE for online applications for Plumber Registration.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to roll out the online application process. If you have questions or any trouble applying online, please call Jason Haremza, Planner, at 585-784-5259. Please note: online payment is not yet available.