Residential Permits

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Repairs and Work Not Requiring Permits
Permits are not required for ordinary repairs on the following:
  • Roof shingle replacement
  • Siding installation or replacement
  • Fences
  • Residential play ground equipment
  • Window replacement (as long as there are no opening size changes to the bedroom or basement windows)
  • Door replacements
  • Finished basements (as long as there is no structural work)
  • On grade patios
  • Sidewalks and Driveways
  • Deck floor board replacement only (deck floor boards do not include the supporting structure such as posts, beams, or floor joists).

Decks


Decks less than 30 inches above grade, detached accessory structures (such as sheds, carports, or garages) less than 1,000 square feet, and agricultural buildings are required to obtain a zoning permit. However, these structures do not require a building permit.

Pools


Any Swimming Pool capable of containing greater than 24 inches of water (whether permanent, portable, or inflatable) must obtain a building permit and meet safety barrier requirements.

Residential Permits

Due to COVID-19, and until further notice, changes have been made to the permit process. Please click here for details.



Informational Guides

  • Sample Residential Survey (PDF): Sample survey for reference purposes. 
  • Residential Final Inspection Guide (PDF): Guide for what is needed at a final residential home inspection. 
  • Pennsylvania Energy Alternative (PDF)
  • Environment Encroachment Agreement - Application and Procedures for the installation of fences, pools, or detached structures on easements.Opens a New Window.
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