Decks & Pool Decks

General Information

A permit required for the installation of any deck or stoop. If a contractor is used, that contractor must have general liability and Workman’s Compensation insurances filed with the Town of Greece as a certificate holder.

Plans Submittal Requirements

  • A copy of an Instrument Survey with dimensions indicating the location of the deck on the property.
  • A plan with dimensions indicating how the structure will be constructed and anchored.  This plan should include materials used and spacing of framing members.
  • A plan showing the guardrails as required by the New York State Residential Code.  Such guardrails are required to be a minimum of 36 inches in height.
  • Plans for pool decks must depict and label details regarding:

    – 48″ Gate swinging away from pool, that is both self-closing and self-latching
    – Gate must swing over a minimal 3′ X 3′ sq. ft landing.
    – Latch for pool gate must be set at a minimum of 3″ below top of gate.
    – Within an 18″ radius of the latch no space may be greater than 1/2″

(All construction documents must conform to Appendix G of the Residential code of New York State)

Additional Guidelines & Regulations Information:


An inspection of the footing & the finished deck will be required upon completion of work.

Applications & Fees

Building permit applications must be completed and submitted to the Technical Services Department at One Vince Tofany Blvd.  Hours:  Monday –  Friday, 9am-5pm.

Please contact the Technical Services Department at (585) 723-2443 for additional information.