ITHACA, N.Y.—City Hall is reopening to the public from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The building division office is maintaining hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week, and the building permit application hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m., or other times by appointment only.

Online applications for permits are recommended, and permit applicants with larger, more complex projects are encouraged to call for an appointment.

The City Chamberlain’s Office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and closes every day from noon to 1 p.m. until further notice.

Marriage licenses will be by appointment only through the City Clerk’s Office.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at