Planning & Zoning
Lockport’s planning and zoning laws establish the boundaries for residential, commercial, retail and industrial space within the city. Learn more about the city’s zoning laws and applying for permits or variances here.
A permit is required for any new construction project within the City of Lockport. Permits are also needed for demolition work and some major structural repairs. Learn more and find permit application forms for different projects here.
Code enforcement in Lockport is intended to ensure all buildings are maintained to meet international building code standards. Code enforcement also deals with public nuisances and debris issues. Learn more about the office here.
The Building Inspection Department oversees the approval of construction and demolition projects within the City of Lockport. The department also works with the Common Council and state and national agencies to maintain compliance with building code standards and requirements, ensuring the safe design and construction of new structures or renovation of existing properties.
The department is also responsible for the planning and zoning activities within the City of Lockport. For questions related to zoning or the variance application process, please contact the Building Inspection Department.
Building Inspection Staff:
Senior Building Inspector
Inspection Data Coordinator / Zoning Officer
Property Maintenance Inspector
Due to the deteriorating weather conditions, all meetings scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 6., (including the Mayor’s State of the City) will be postponed tonight until next Wednesday, Feb. 13. Next Wednesday, the Council will conduct Personnel at 3:30 p.m (as...read more
Due to the severe weather currently impacting the region, City of Lockport municipal offices are closed today, Jan. 30. All regularly scheduled city meetings have also been canceled due to the conditions. Any further updates on closings or cancellations will be posted...read more
With extreme cold temperatures in the forecast starting Friday, Jan. 25 and continuing through at least the end of the month, the City of Lockport Code Blue Warming Shelter is again opening for city residents in need. The warming shelter will be open each day from 8...read more