Permits March 2018

data.buffalony.gov | Last Updated 26 Mar 2018

This is a dataset of all permits issued from 1/2/2007 - present by the City of Buffalo. The Building Permit Office within the Department of Permit & Inspection Services is responsible for issuing permits, plan review and enforcement for compliance with the New York State Building Codes and all applicable ordinances in the City of Buffalo. The value of work is for the entire project cost which may entail multiple permits. Phased projects will appear in our value of work field when the first permit is secured.

Tags: permit, permits, construction, repair, demolition, use, building, electrical, plumbing, hvac, alteration

This dataset has the following 19 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
PERMIT NUMBERapnotextInitial tracking number associated with a project
PERMIT TYPEaptypetextType of permit
ISSUEDissuedcalendar_dateThe date and time the permit was issued
ADDRESSstnametextThe street address where the parcel of real property associated with a permit is located
CITYcitytextThe municipality where the parcel of real property associated with a permit is located
STATEstatetextThe state where the parcel of real property associated with a permit is located
ZIPziptextThe zip code where the parcel of real property associated with a permit is located
APPLICANTapplicanttextThe name of the applicant who applied for the permit. Applicant can be an owner, tenant, contractor, or property manager
CONTRACTOR LICENSE NUMBERlicnotextAn internal tracking number used to monitor contractors
LICENSE TYPElictypetextThe type of license that was applied for
FEESfeesnumberAssociated cost with respect to issuance of the permit. This fee may include special reviews such as Planning Board approval or cost associated with a public hearing
VALUE OF WORKvaluenumberDeclared value of the work performed
PLANS SUBMITTEDplansnumberWhether or not plans were required to issue the permit. Typically, 3 sets of plans are required. For smaller work, only one set of plans or a sketch or detail may be required.
SBLsbltextA unique geographic identifier for a parcel of real property, stands for Section-Block-Lot number
LAND USElandusenumberA description of the primary use of each parcel of real property associated with a permit
INSPECTORinspectortextThe name of the inspector assigned to the project
EXPIRATION DATEexpdatecalendar_dateThe date the permit expired or expires. Permits are generally good for six months but may be extended depending on the nature of the work or special circumstances.
DESCRIPTION OF WORKdescofworktextA description of the permitted work
COUNCIL DISTRICTcouncil_districttextThe council district where the parcel of real property associated with a permit is located