Code Enforcement

John Gullo
Department Head /
Code Enforcement Officer

Jeffrey Schieber
Code Enforcement Officer

Jeffrey Baksa
Asst. Code Enforcement Officer

Carol Mager
Clerk Typist

Room 210
1250 Union Road

Phone: (716) 558-3242

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mission Statement
Code Enforcement is committed to enforcing the Town of West Seneca's ordinances to abate and prevent nuisances within the community, through the inspection of commercial and residential properties in order to uphold and enforce codes and community standards thereby maintaining the town's high standards of curb appeal.

Department Responsibilities

  • Site plan review for Town Zoning compliance
  • Building plan review for N.Y.S. Code compliance
  • Field Inspections during construction of building


Fire Inspections

State Law mandates every industrial, commercial, and multiple dwelling be inspected once a year and follow up corrective inspections must be made if necessary.


Property Maintenance

The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of Property Maintenance which inludes

  • Junk Cars
  • High Grass
  • Garbage and Debris
  • Nuisances


Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, Gas Inserts & Pellet Stoves 

All stoves and fireplaces require a Building Permit.
A Property Survey and a stove/fireplace specification sheet are required to apply for permit.
All units must be UL Listed or they can not be installed.

Two inspections are required:

  • Rough Inspection
  • Final Inspection

When inspections are successful, you will receive a Certificate of Code Compliance
Inspectors are available from 9:00 - 10:00AM and 1:00 - 2:00PM


Below/Above Ground Swimming Pools

  1. A minimum of 3 feet is required on the side and rear of pool.
  2. A minimum of 10 feet is required from a house and attached garage.
  3. A minimum of 5 feet from an unattached garage or accessory building.
  4. There are to be no over-hanging wires within 10 feet of the pool.
  5. On below-ground pools a fence is required around the pool - Minimum of 4 ft. high.
  6. On above-ground pools, a safety ladder is required   (A ladder that can be removed or locked up in place).
  7. A Ground Fault Interrupter shall be used for electrical service.
  8. A Permit is required for any pool or fence before it is erected.
  9. Any deck attached to the pool needs to be 10 feet away from the house.

Notice: Swimming Pools must be drained to a storm sewer or a road ditch by means of direct piping.   Any connection to a storm sewer must be of a temporary nature and disconnected immediately upon completion of draining or backflushing of swimming pool.