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con address 8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006


Code Enforcement Office Staff 

Richard Vasile
Part Time
EMAIL Richard

David Heckman
Part Time

Jesse Gilbert

Jennifer Renaldo
EMAIL Jennifer



Mission Statement

"It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Department of the Town of Evans to work in partnership with the Evans Town Board, Planning Division, Director of Community Development and the Police Department to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain or improve the quality of our community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of the Building Codes of New York, Municipal Codes, and land use requirements."

 Please contact the Code Enforcement Office for the fee schedule.

NOTE: Contractors/homeowners are encouraged to make an appointment to ensure that there is an inspector in the office to provide assistance. Please make an appointment by contacting the Town's Code Enforcement Department at 716-549-5753. 

All contracted plumbing work is required to be completed by a master plumber, who is licensed in the Town of Evans to perform such work. A list of the licensed plumbers in the Town is provided below:

The following publications are available to be printed or can be obtained at the Code Enforcement Department at the town hall:

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Fire Safety For Kids, a site brought to you by the U.S. Fire Administration for Kids.

All Code Enforcement Officers are New York State certified and are members of the International Code Council and Niagara Frontier Building Officials Association.

If you would like to order some reflective house address number signs for your home, to make it more efficient for first responders to locate you in the event of an emergency, or even to comply with the Town of Evans code click on the link below and fill out the infrmation as directed.

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EC Health Dept. (Septic Systems) 961-6800

EC Sewer Dist. #2 (Sewer Systems) 549-3161
Allied Waste (Garbage Issues) 1-800-283-4220
Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYS Flood plain & CEHA) 851-7000
Federal Emergency Management Assoc. (Flood Hazard Areas) 800-462-9029
US Army Corp. of Engineers (Federal Wetlands) 879-4330
National Grid Customer Service 800-642-4272
NYSEG Customer Service 800-572-1111
National Fuel Gas Customer Serivce 686-6123
Verizon for Residences 890-7100
AT&T Customer Service 888-227-3824
Dig Safely NY (Underground Utilities) 811
Town of Evans Highway Dept. (Roads & Culverts) 549-3533
Erie County Highway Dept. (EC Roads & Culverts) 858-7966
NYS Dept. of Transportation (NYS Highway Areas) 847-3238
Town of Evans Planning Dept. 549-0945
Town of Evans Assessor Dept. 549-5752


RESOLUTION 2020 #170 Advertise for Property Maintenance

Supervisor Hosler moved and Councilman Schraft seconded,

WHEREAS, the Town of Evans Code Enforcement Office determines from time to time that certain properties are not in compliance with local and/or state laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations regarding the lack of upkeep of said properties; and

WHEREAS, certain work is needed on such properties (i.e. seasonal clean-up, grass cutting, board-up, etc.) when the owners of such properties fail to bring them into compliance with local and/or state laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Evans hereby establishes payment rates for such work for various properties in the Town of Evans for the calendar year 2020 as set forth in the attached Schedule; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Code Enforcement Office is hereby authorized to advertise through the Town of Evans Facebook, Town of Evans Website and the Dunkirk Observer for interested parties for such property maintenance services for the calendar year 2020.  


                             Councilman George          Aye

                             Councilman Schraft          Aye

                             Supervisor Hosler             Aye

Lynn M. Krajacic RMC
Evans Town Clerk

pdf Property Maintenance Notice Looking for Interested Parties & 2020 Rates

pdf FORM 2020 Property Maintenance

Once again the Town of Evans is seeking eligible contractors to participate in the Town’s Property Maintenance Program.  The pricing was approved by the Evans Town Board on March 25, 2020.

All contractors interested in providing any of the following type of Property Maintenance services (Grass cutting, seasonal clean-up, Board –up, Emergency Board-Up, Close Up of In-Ground Pool and Close-up/removal of above ground pools and decks for the Town of Evans shall fill out the property maintenance application no later than April 20, 2020. Please call 549-5753 between 8am and 4pm if you have any questions.

New York State Department of Environment & Conservation's Webpage - Burn Ban

DEC Announces Residential Brush Burning Prohibited in New York State March 16 Through May 14

Annual Burn Ban Has Decreased Spring Wildfires 42.6 Percent Since 2009

Ban Reduces Wildfire Risks, Protects Lives and Property

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced a statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16 and run through May 14. With spring approaching, DEC is reminding residents that conditions for wildfires are heightened in springtime when most wildfires occur.

"While many associate wildfires with the western United States, the start of spring weather and the potential for dry conditions increase the risk for wildfires in New York," Commissioner Seggos said. "To protect our communities and natural resources, New York prohibits residential burning during the high-risk fire season to reduce the potential for wildfires. The burn ban has effectively reduced the number of wildfires over the last decade, and we're encouraging New Yorkers to put safety first."

Even though areas of the state remain blanketed in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise. DEC will post a Fire Danger Map rating forecast daily for the 2020 fire season and the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App, on DEC's website. Currently, fire conditions in most of the state are low risk.

Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State. When temperatures are warmer and the past fall's debris and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation.

Every spring as the snow melts and vegetation dries out, New York's partnering local responders all too often have to leave their jobs and families to respond to wildfires caused by illegal spring debris fires. DEC Forest Rangers respond to and assist local agencies with the larger and more remote fires. Complying with the burn ban prevents unnecessary burdens on and dangers to state resources and local responders.

New York first enacted strict restrictions on open burning in 2009 to help prevent wildfires and reduce air pollution. The regulations allow residential brush fires in towns with fewer than 20,000 residents during most of the year, but prohibit such burning in spring when most wildfires occur. Since the ban was established, the eight-year annual average number of spring fires decreased by 42.6 percent, from 2,649 in 2009, to 1,521 in 2018.

Campfires using charcoal or untreated wood are allowed, but people should never leave such fires unattended and must extinguish them. Burning garbage or leaves is prohibited year-round. For more information about fire safety and prevention, go to DEC's FIREWISE New York website.

Some towns, primarily in and around the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, are designated "fire towns." Open burning is prohibited year-round in these municipalities unless an individual or group has a permit from DEC. To find out whether a municipality is designated a "fire town" or to obtain a permit, contact the appropriate DEC regional office. A list of regional offices is available on DEC's website.

Forest Rangers, DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs), and local authorities will be enforcing the burn ban. Violators of the state's open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC's website.

DEC's Forest Rangers prepare in a variety of ways for wildland fire response. Last June, DEC and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) conducted a multi-agency tabletop training exercise on Long Island that helped prepare local, state, and federal agencies for a rapid response in the event of a fire in the Central Pine Barrens, the expansive 100,000-acre ecosystem that is Long Island's largest natural area. Prescribed fire is also a tool regularly used to manage fire-dependent ecosystems like the Pine Barrens and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve in a manner that develops a resilient natural balance of fire in the desired vegetation.


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Building Permits can be applied for on-line by clicking on the tab to left in the Quick Links column for Online Building Permits & Complaints.

Property Complaints/Concerns can also be registered through this same tab then click on Submit a Request.

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Residential Brush Burning Prohibited
in New York State
Through May 14

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