Building and Zoning Codes
The group is primarily responsible for building, zoning, sign and fire prevention permit review, issuance and inspection. Key functions include enforcement of the building and zoning code(s), the Property Code and responding to citizen concerns related to such matters.
|Residential|| Most residential construction projects require a building permit
|Non-Residential||Request a permit packages for commercial buildings, zoning approvals, tenant build-outs and renovations.
|Signs||Exterior signage is regulated by the Township's zoning ordinance.
|Code of Ordinances||The fee schedule for inspections, technical reviews, utility services, rentals, permits and application approvals.
|Fire Alarms, sprinkler systems, hood/Ansul systems and testing; plus false alarms and fees for false alarms.
|Building / Fire Code Appeals Board||The Building / Fire Code Appeals Board meets as needed. Before filing a request for a variance, please call Planning & Development Services.|
|The Zoning Hearing Board meets on the 3rd Monday at 7:30 PM as needed. Before filing a request for a variance, please call Planning & Development Services.
|Issued Permits||We publish a monthly summary report for Residential and Non-Residential construction permits issued.|
- What Building Codes are enforced by the Township?
- What is the difference between a Type I and Type II permit and why does Cranberry Township issue permits that way?
- Do I need a permit for a deck, shed, or addition to my home or porch?
- How do I obtain a building permit for a swimming pool (in-ground or above-ground)?
- Are permits required when finishing a residential basement?
- Does a children’s play-set require a permit?
- Does a fence require a permit?
- How many new homes are built in Cranberry Township per year?
- What is the required guardrail height for a deck, balcony, or porch?
- Why are certain builders permitted to build in the Township even though there are complaints against them?