Development Services

City Hall, 3rd Floor
47 Castle Street
Geneva, New York 14456

Phone: (315) 828-6570
Fax: (315) 789-8373

Development Services Manager: Neal Braman

The Division of Development Services oversees all construction activity in the City of Geneva. It is our mission to ensure that your building project runs smoothly, and that the development process is predictable and easy to follow.

Outside of smaller, interior renovation projects, most construction activity will require a permit. The very best way to ensure that your project is completed according to code is to call or stop into our office. We will review your project with you, make suggestions on next steps, and provide you with a thorough overview of the development process.

Below you will find some forms to help you get started. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about the process or your project.


Zoning Updates

Planning and Zoning Schedule and Deadlines
Geneva Municipal Code
Schedule of Permitted Uses
Fee Schedule


Building Permit Application
Workers’ Compensation Waiver
Utility Disconnect Form


Please email with any city code complaints