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Code Enforcement Resources/Town Code

Mission Statement

"It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Department of the Town of Evans to work in partnership with the Evans Town Board, Planning Division, Director of Community Development and the Police Department to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain or improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of the Building Codes of New York, Municipal Codes, and land use requirements."

All Code Enforcement Officers are New York State certified and are members of the International Code Council and Niagara Frontier Building Officials Association.Please contact the Code Enforcement Office for the fee schedule.

NOTE: Contractors/homeowners are encouraged to make an appointment to ensure that there is an inspector in the office to provide assistance. Please make an appointment by contacting the Town's Code Enforcement Department at 716-549-5753.

Please click here for more details on the complete Town of Evans TOWN CODE.

This document is available to all town residents and visitors and includes legislation adapted through 4/18/2018.



All contracted plumbing work is required to be completed by a master plumber, who is licensed in the Town of Evans to perform such work.

Please click here for list of the LICENSED PLUMBERS in the Town of Evans.

Safety Bulletins

The following publications are available to be printed or can be obtained from the Erie County Housing Programs website.

Erie County Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

Erie County Rental Rehabilitation Program

Erie County Mobile Home Repair Program

Erie County Housing Accessibility Program

Erie County Lead Paint Remediation Grant Program

Erie County Utility Connection Program

Additional Resources

The following publications are available to be printed or can be obtained at the Code Enforcement Department at the town hall:

Town of Evans Building Permit Application

Complaint of Violation of Code

Contractor Hiring Tips-Do Some Homework First!

Is Your Family Safe? FAQ

Family Safety Tips To Live By

Fire Safety For Kids, a site brought to you by the U.S. Fire Administration for Kids.

If you would like to order some reflective house address number signs for your home, to make it more efficient for first responders to locate you in the event of an emergency, or even to comply with the Town of Evans code click on the link below and fill out the infrmation as directed.

Reflective House Address Signs


Helpful Phone Numbers

EC Health Dept. (Septic Systems) 961-6800
EC Sewer Dist. #2 (Sewer Systems) 549-3161
Allied Waste (Garbage Issues) 1-800-283-4220
Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYS Flood plain & CEHA) 851-7000
Federal Emergency Management Assoc. (Flood Hazard Areas) 800-462-9029
US Army Corp. of Engineers (Federal Wetlands) 879-4330
National Grid Customer Service 800-642-4272
NYSEG Customer Service 800-572-1111
National Fuel Gas Customer Serivce 686-6123
Verizon for Residences 890-7100
AT&T Customer Service 888-227-3824
Dig Safely NY (Underground Utilities) 811
Town of Evans Highway Dept. (Roads & Culverts) 549-3533
Erie County Highway Dept. (EC Roads & Culverts) 858-7966
NYS Dept. of Transportation (NYS Highway Areas) 847-3238
Town of Evans Planning Dept. 549-0945
Town of Evans Assessor Dept. 549-5752