Volunteer Opportunities

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device001Volunteers in the City of Cortland Fire Department serve in many diverse roles, and use their talents in many aspects of fire department activities. Their commitment to serving the community is what binds the membership, which is comprised of individuals of all ages, experiences and backgrounds. However, because not everyone has a special interest in each aspect of the fire department, our structure allows folks to explore the areas that interest them most.

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Cortland Fire DepartmentThe City of Cortland (NY) Fire Department has two fire stations staffed around the clock.

Our Headquarters, located at 21 Court Street, is a historical building built in 1914. We believe it is the second oldest continuously working firehouse listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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 The mission of the City of Cortland Code Enforcement Division is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents and visitors of our community through education, enforcement and impartial application of all laws and ordinances under our jurisdiction.


Deputy Chief Knickerbocker              D. Rainbow Picture for website       


                                         Office Hours:   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                                               City Hall, 25 Court Street

                                                 Cortland, NY 13045

                                                Phone:  607-753-1741

                                                   Fax:  607-753-6051



      The City of Cortland Code Book is available online.  Click here to view.

       Click here for a link to City of Cortland Code Enforcement and Zoning








Code Enforcement is provided by the Code Enforcement Division of the City of Cortland Fire Department.  Staffed by career firefighters and Code Enforcement Officials, the Code Enforcement Office handles all aspects of the code enforcement and education.  The daily functions include the issuance of building permits, zone reviews, construction reviews, on-site construction inspections, issuance of plumbing and heating permits and field inspection of these installations.  In addition, this staff performs all  required inspections of commercial occupancies, public assembly space and multiple residence buildings.  Fire safety consultations for single family residences are available upon request.   


           CEO Thomas Tobin CEO Roy Everett        





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