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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Common Code Violations


Code of the City of Cortland Section 220-6 A. No owner or occupant of any lot, yard or place within the City shall permit at any time any growth of grass, weeds or other uncultivated vegetation upon the premises owned or occupied by him as shall constitute a health menace to neighboring property owners or members of the public. This growth shall be defined as reaching six inches.

Open Storage of Garbage

Code of the City of Cortland Section 220-1 It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in an unsightly or unsanitary manner, upon public or private property within the City, any human or animal excrement, garbage, rubbish, waste material, bulk items or other objectionable waste, as those terms are defined by Chapter 241, Solid Waste, Article I, Collection of Refuse, Recyclables and Other Waste Materials, § 241-1.

Junk Vehicle

Code of the City of Cortland Section 220-15 Open storage of one or more junk vehicles shall not be permitted on private or public property within the City of Cortland except as permitted by Chapter 164, Junkyards and Scrapyards, of the Code of the City of Cortland.


Code of the City of Cortland Section 245-7. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner of any lot fronting upon any public street, alley, park or place within the City to maintain the entire width of the sidewalk in front of the premises and street crossing access on corner lots free and clear from snow, ice and other obstructions. Such removal shall be completed by 6:00 p.m. the following day. In the event of a continuous long-term snowfall or blowing and drifting of snow, removal shall occur on a minimum of twenty-four-hour intervals

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