Ordinances & Zoning

Downtown buildings
The City of Lockport has a number of ordinances for the Downtown area. View the full listing of city ordinances, or view information on commonly referenced ordinances below.

Wildwood Gallery and Framing sign
The City of Lockport has a number of parameters for signage. All ordinances are subject to change. Be sure to contact the Planning Department with any questions.
New Business Permit
A New Business Permit Application is required for any new tenant occupying a unit in Lockport, as well as any change in ownership or name of business. All inspections must be completed and approved prior to opening for business. A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued once all conditions of the New Business Permit have been met, allowing the business to open. 

Downtown building
Local Landmarking
The City of Lockport has provided an application for locally landmarking your property. In addition, we have attached the application for a certificate of appropriateness. This is required for any improvements to the building that require a building permit. The Heritage and Architecture Commission must review all applications. We have also included a printable version of maintenance recommendations for buildings in the historic district.
Zoning Map
View the city's zoning map.