Planning to Build

Updates to Permit Applications

Recently, the Department of Housing & Community Development has recently updated Permit Applications and the Township has updated its Fee Schedule. As such, there are some modifications to the Permitting Process. New Applications:

Building Permit Application – This Permit Application covers all commercial and almost all residential construction. The application now incorporates all the Zoning information needed for your construction project so there is no need for additional applications and extra forms to be signed. On the last page of the application is a checklist to ensure that you have included all relevant information. It is important to note that without submission of all the bolded items on the checklist, our staff will not accept your application.

Residential Remodel Permit – This Permit Application is limited only to repairs to residential properties not exempted by the PA Uniform Construction Code as amended by East Pennsboro Township. It affords the possibility of a reduction in fees on qualifying work for properties meeting the conditions outlined in the Fee Schedule. Application for this permit requires the inclusion of either 3 estimates for the work to be performed or an affidavit of cost. On the last page of the application is a checklist to ensure that you have included all relevant information. It is important to note that without submission of all the bolded items on the checklist, our staff will not accept your application.

Zoning/Accessory Structure Permit Application – This Permit Application covers only elements of Zoning not covered by the Building Permit Application and Accessory Structure such as fences, decks under 200 square feet, etc.

Highway Occupancy Permit Application & New Driveway Checklist – This Permit Application covers all work performed within the Right of Way including, but not limited to street excavations, driveways, sidewalks & curbs. The application also includes a checklist to assist in the planning and installation of a new driveway.

Additional Links to all Housing & Community Development applications & forms can be found on this page in the Application section.

UCC Codes

The PA Department of Labor and Industry hosts & maintains the Statutes & Regulations which comprise the PA Uniform Construction Code

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Township Admendments UCC

For UCC modifications specific to East Pennsboro Township please click the link Municipal Code Changes & scroll to East Pennsboro Township.

East Pennsboro Construction Code

Full Text of this Ordinance is available on the Township Ordinances page.