5 Clarence Center Road
P.O. Box 227
Akron, NY 14001
Welcome to the Town of Newstead's Building Department. The following information has been provided to guide you, but is not meant to replace the personal service we provide. We welcome any questions you may have and are available to assist you in any way we can.
The Town of Newstead follows the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes.
A large portion of the northern section of Newstead is located in a designated flood zone. There are state and federal wetlands throughout the town. Specific information and flood zone maps can be obtained at Fema.gov.
With the completion of water district 10, the majority of the Town of Newstead has public water available from the Erie County Water Authority. There are small sections in the town, mostly in the northern floodplain area (and other areas) that currently do not have access to public water. These areas are under consideration, with no definite plans. Before you purchase property, you should check with the building department regarding the availability of public water.
Subdivision of property, which creates a new building lot, requires planning board approval. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR HOUSE IS CLEARLY MARKED WITH 4” NUMBERS SO THAT THE BUILDING INSPECTOR, EMT & FIRE CO. CAN EASILY FIND YOUR HOME
Permits are required for all new construciton except as noted below:
**CALL OUR OFFICE TO SEE IF YOU NEED A PERMIT AND CHECK THE SETBACK AND ZONING REQUIREMENTS.
If you have any questions or concerns about needing a permit, please contact the Building Department at (716) 542-4574 or by email. A complete fee schedule is available by clicking on the above FEE tab.
Construction inspections are required as follows:
Conditional certificates of occupancy can be issued upon the discretion of the Building Inspector.
Required for conducting the activities or using these categories: manufacturing, storing or handling hazardous materials (see us for quantities)