What is a building permit required for?

A building permit is required for everything that is not considered an ordinary repair or maintenance. Permits are required for finishing basements, decks, raised patios, swimming pools, renovating bathrooms & kitchens, water heaters, sheds, gazebos, new electrical wiring and new plumbing installations. A building permit is required whenever you are constructing, moving, altering, converting, improving, repairing or demolishing a structure in any area of the Township. It applies to work on the interior as well as exterior of the structure. Work covered by the building permit must be inspected by the Township before the project can be considered complete.

Please note that this list is not all-inclusive; contact the building department with any questions regarding building permits.

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1. What is a building permit required for?
2. What happens if I am caught working without a permit?
3. How much do permits cost?
4. When are inspections required for new buildings, alterations, additions, and renovations?
5. Is a C.O (Certificate of Occupancy) required for sale of my home?
6. Will I be able to schedule an inspection the same day I make the request?
7. What if I have an old permit for which I never scheduled an inspection?
8. How do I obtain a building permit?
9. What does the Zoning Official do?
10. Do I Need Zoning Approval?
11. What is the Uniform Construction Code?
12. Do I need Historic Preservation Commission Approval?