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Most residential construction projects require a building permit.
                    Residential Building and Zoning Permit Package
Permit types, project requirements, descriptions, and permit applications, including:

  • Type I Residential Building Permit Application
  • Type II Residential Accessory Zoning Permit Application (also available online)
  • Contact Information                    

Type II Residential Accessory Zoning Permit Online Application 

If you're constructing any of the following, and would like to apply on line, please use the above application:

  • deck (<30" from grade)
  • shed
  • greenhouse
  • carport 

Request for Occupancy Form for new home construction only

No Impact Home Based Business

Affidavit of Exemption for Workers Compensation

Inspection reminder - All permits that have been issued for those decks, pools, or basements need to have the final inspection completed to close out the permit.  Please call the inspection scheduling line at 724-776-4806, extension 1161 to schedule your inspection today.

Plan Ahead - If you're planning on that winter project, the PAUCC allows up to fifteen (15) working days for review of your residential building plans. 
Deck Guide - Want to try your construction skills, looking for some tips on building that deck, or simply need some's a link to the American Wood Council Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide based on the 2009 IRC:

To receive your Building Permit by mail: Provide a self-addressed envelope with postage, or packaging to accommodate all materials that are to be returned, with your Permit payment.  Or, with an air bill and the proper payment account numbers, your materials and Permit can be returned to you via FedEx or UPS. 

Additional Information

Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law

Home improvement contractors must be registered and licensed by the Office of the Attorney General. Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Information. 

Please Note:  Cranberry Township is not involved in the enforcement of the PA Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act 132.