City of Rye, NY

Building Department

(914) 967-7372


Hours of Operation
Winter Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Counter Closes at 2pm Wednesday and Friday)

Summer Hours (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (Counter Closes at 2pm Wednesday and Friday)


Description of Services

The Building Inspector is responsible for the effective, timely, and consistent enforcement of local and state law, and the education of those whom they affect.


Key Services


  • Building, Demolition and Floodplain Management Permits
  • Notices of violation of many City codes
  • Appearance Tickets, when applicable, for violation to the above codes.


  • Building and Zoning codes
  • Flood insurance rate maps

Inspects work being conducted in conjunction with Building Permits


  • Direction to residents, design professionals, real estate
  • Professionals for compliance with requisite laws and codes
  • Information regarding local landmarks

Regulates excavation, zoning, signs, private recreational facilities and fences per City Code. Enforces the New York State Building Code


Document Links



City Mapping

Relevant Planning Documents and Information:


Kerry Lenihan, Asst. Buildiing Inspector

Guy Carpenito, Asst. Building Inspector/Code Enforcement

Dawn Szczerba, Office Assistant

Clare Shields , Office Assistant