The Department of Code Enforcement review plans and conducts inspection on various projects, such as site work, underground utilities, new structures, parking lots and other types of site development. of building construction. It maintains housing and property codes and enforces compliance with the Syracuse zoning ordinance. The Department conducts inspections for elevators, escaltors, lifts, hoists dumbwaiters and moving stairs. It conducts building permit inspections for the construction and alteration of pools, fences and decks. The Department of Code Enforcement issues building permits, certificates and licenses. Its housing complaints division works to protect lives and property of residents. The department is a part of the City of Syracuse, N.Y.