A Residential Building Permit is required for any residential new construction, addition, or alteration (including plumbing, electrical, or mechanical systems). A Non-Residential Building Permit is required for any and all Non-Residential construction, alterations or change in use. All Building Permit Applications should be accompanied by detailed (2 sets) construction drawings. All non-residential construction plans are required by Commonwealth Law to be prepared by a licensed designer, architect or professional engineer.
The list below is a general guide for various types of projects; the list is not all-inclusive and is intended to be used only as a starting point. A Zoning Permit may need to accompany the building permit for some projects.
- Basements, Kitchens, Bathroom Alterations/Additions
- New House, New Deck, New Store, New Office Building
- Change in Use
- Re-Occupy a Commercial Space
- Swimming Pools
- Re-Roof (Roof Application)
- Accessory Building >250 sq. ft.
- Demolition of a Building/Structure
- Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical work
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Help Sheets & Sample Plans
UCC Board of Appeals