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Town of Vernon Codes Department

Codes Enforcement Officer: Jody Thieme
Building Inspector: Reay Walker
Codes Clerk: Heather Mair

Phone: 315-829-2434
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM
PLEASE NOTE: Jody Thieme, our code enforcement officer is not in the office on Mondays or Fridays.

*** Please call ahead to schedule an appointment to meet with a Code Enforcement Officer or our Building Inspector. ***

Monday, February 17th, 2020 for President's Day
Friday, April 10th, 2020 for Good Friday
Monday, May 25th, 2020 for Memorial Day
Friday, July 3rd, 2020 for July 4th
Monday, September 7th, 2020 for Labor Day
Monday, October 12th, 2020 for Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 for Election Day
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 Veteran's Day
Thursday & Friday, November 26th & 27th, 2020 for Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24th, 2020 for Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25th, 2020 for Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31st, 2020 for New Year's Eve
Friday, January 1st, 2021 for New Year's Day

REMINDER: Chimneys, wood stoves, pellet stoves, coal stoves, etc. and gas burning devices require a Building Permit.

*** A Building Permit application is available on our website, for your convenience. To retrieve, look on the left side of the screen click 'FORMS AND DOWNLOADS' and then click on 'Building and Zoning Permit Application' ***


The leading information and knowledge resource
on fire, electrical and related hazards
Smoke Alarms at home:

• A closed door may slow
the spread of smoke, heat,
and fire.
• Smoke alarms should be
installed inside every sleeping
room, outside each separate
sleeping area, and on every
level. Smoke alarms should
be connected so when one
sounds, they all sound. Most
homes do not have this level
of protection.

• Install alarms in the basement.
• It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms.
When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
• Test all smoke alarms at least once a month.
Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
• There are two kinds of alarms; Ionization smoke
alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires.
Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about
smoldering fires. It is best to use both types of
alarms in the home.
• A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high
on a wall.
• People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use
special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights
and bed shakers.

It is also very important to have Carbon Monoxide detectors in your home, and garage, as well. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can be harmful when inhaled in large amounts. Carbon monoxide can come from;
Clothing dryers
Water heaters
Furnaces or boilers
Fireplaces, both gas and wood burning
Gas stoves and ovens
Motor vehicles
Grills, generators, power tools, lawn equipment
Wood stoves
Tobacco smoke

*** If you are unable to purchase smoke or carbon monoxide detectors for your home, Oneida County Health Department's Healthy Neighborhoods Program may be able to help. For more information please call 315-798-5414 or 315-798-5064 ***

Updated February 21st, 2020 at 5:10pm

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