Zoning Permits are required for new dwellings, additions, garages, decks, porches, sheds, swimming pools and signs. Maintenance on buildings (such as new paint or siding, window replacement, roof repairs) does not require a permit.
Contact the Zoning Officer to discuss specific permit requirements.
To estimate cost to obtain a Zoning Permit, see Fee Schedule. There is a minimum processing fee of $30.00 for any Zoning Permit application.
NOTE: Anyone planning to dig, drill, blast, auger, bore, grade, trench or demolish anywhere in Pennsylvania is required to contact PA One Call (1-800-242-1776) three days prior to construction.
Construction of and/or resurfacing of a driveway requires a driveway permit. If a driveway has access to a Township road, a driveway permit is issued by the Township Office. If a driveway has access to a State road, a PA DOT permit is required. All driveways must be set back at least
five (5) feet from property lines.
The fee for a Driveway Permit is $30.00.
Sewage Permits are required for new and replacement of on-lot sewage disposal systems. Contact the Sewage Enforcement Officer to discuss testing and permit requirements. Any malfunctions of on-lot sewage disposal systems must also be discussed with the Sewage Enforcement Officer.
The fee schedule for sewage testing and permitting will be explained by the Sewage Enforcement Officer, Len Spencer.
Contact Mr. Spencer at 717-989-8439 or SEOsvcs@ptd.net
Storm Water Management Permits
All land disturbance activity, including installation of impervious surface, requires that the Township be notified prior to installation. In some cases, a Storm Water Management Permit may be required. Please contact the Storm Water Management Engineer with specific questions.
The fee for a Minor Storm Water Management Permit is $500.00 (for land disturbance activity involving between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet). For over 2,000 square feet of land disturbance activity, the fee is $1,000.00.
The Township Storm Water Management engineer is Bob Lynn. He can be reached weekdays at 717-721-7444.