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Real Property Permits, Sales and Leases

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The New York State Canal Corporation will consider, depending upon the circumstances, three major types of transactions. These transactions include occupancy and work permits, sales and leases. Whether we permit, sell or lease real property to you depends on the proposed use and the length of time you wish to occupy the property. The decisions we make regarding the use of Canal real property is governed by

How do I inquire about a permit, sale or lease?

  1. Call First to Save Time and Money

    The first step is for you to contact the appropriate person to discuss what property you are interested in, which is the most appropriate transaction type, and to obtain assistance in completing the relevant application forms. Starting with a call will save you both time and money as you seek to move your desired transaction forward.

  2. Who is the Best Person to Contact?


    • Albany Office - Division Permit Engineer - (518) 449-6000 (Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
      Erie Canal from the Hudson River to the Montgomery/Herkimer County line; Champlain Canal; Glens Falls Feeder Canal; Port Henry Terminal; and Wilcox Dock (City of Plattsburgh). 

    • Utica Office - Division Permit Engineer - (315) 263-0909 (Mon.-Fri. 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)
      Erie Canal from the Herkimer/Montgomery County line to the east end of Oneida Lake (including Sylvan and Verona Beaches); Adirondack Canal Lands and all other Reservoirs and Feeder Canals in Oneida, Madison and Herkimer Counties with the exception of DeRuyter Reservoir and Cazenovia Lake.


    • Syracuse Office - Division Permit Engineer -  (315) 423-2080 (Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
      Erie Canal from Oneida Lake (excluding Sylvan and Verona Beach) to the Monroe/Wayne County line; Oswego Canal; Cayuga-Seneca Canal; Jamesville and DeRuyter Reservoirs; and Cazenovia Lake.
    • Buffalo Office - Division Permit Engineer -  (716) 686-4400 (Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
      Erie Canal from the Monroe/Wayne County line to the Niagara River.


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