Housing Code 



Bob Burnett, Housing Code

      109 N. Main St.
     Oneida, NY 13421

       (315) 367-0218   Fax: (315)363-3437

   Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00 Mon. – Fri.


The purpose of “The Housing Code of the City of Oneida”, Chapter 77, is to provide housing standards applicable to residential premises within the boundaries of said city, including inside and outside districts. It is also to provide basic and uniform standards, in terms of performance objectives implemented by specific requirements governing the condition, occupancy and maintenance of residential premises and establishing reasonable safeguards for the safety, health and welfare of the occupants and users thereof.

For more information on the codes referenced in your inspection report you may visit www.dos.ny.gov/dcea. Click on “Free Online Codes” located to the right. Choose 2010 Property Maintenance Code or, if noted with FC, the 2010 Fire Code. Any code listed noted with 19NYCRR are supplemental updates and not noted in the 2010 codes. These updates will be included in the next full updated version of the State Codes.

See The City of Oneida Code Book for links to the ordinances enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer.

HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT (Housing, Fire Code, Lawn, etc):

A signed complaint form must be on file with the City before an inspector can respond and, if deemed legitimate, take action.  There are several ways in which to file a complaint.  You may call 363-1910 and speak with an enforcement officer.  Complaint forms are available at the Fire Department Administrative Office or Fire Marshal’s Office.  Complaint forms are also available online. Enter here to view.  You may fill it out and fax it to 363-3437 or mail it to:

Housing Inspector
 Office 109 N. Main St.
Oneida, NY 13421

All complaint forms must be signed by the person making the complaint and a phone number provided.  Once the complaint has been investigated and found to be legitimate enforcement actions will be taken.

Please be aware that we are bound by the confines of the New York State Fire and Property Maintenance Codes and the Code of the City of Oneida.

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NYS General Heating Requirements

In Oneida, residential buildings shall maintain a temperature of not less than sixty-eight (68) degrees Fahrenheit between September 15th and May 31st, whenever the outdoor temperature falls below fifty-five (55) degrees Fahrenheit (property Conservation Code Section 27-54).