Building and Zoning Codes

Update, March 27, 2020

Due to the Governor’s shutdown order, construction inspections cannot be conducted unless a construction project has received a waiver granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. In order to apply for a waiver, please visit the DCED website at

Update, March 24, 2020

The health and safety of our community and employees is Cranberry’s top priority. We are taking the current spread of COVID-19 very seriously.  

The Cranberry Township Municipal Center is closed.  We have limited staff in the office and most staff is working from home.  We are accepting submissions and will be processing any building permits/land development, subdivision and PRD applications received.

Please note
Building Permits will NOT be issued until we return to normal business practices.   

Building Permit applications are being accepted at this time in digital format only. Please be advised, no permits will be issued until the Governor’s order banning all construction activities is lifted.

Please email files or a drop box link to
You will receive a confirmation email once the files have been received.

Submissions must include the following separate files:

1.   Completed permit application.  If a review fee is due, a customer service representative will be in contact to take  payment over the phone.

2.  Copy of the contractor’s worker’s compensation certificate

3.  Permit drawings

4.  Cut sheets and/or job manuals (if applicable)

5.  Copy of your survey showing the location of the proposed structure

6.  Payment for building permits will be taken when we resume business.

Building & Zoning resources can be found below.


Residential Permits  Most construction projects require a building permit
Non-Residential  We have permit packages for commercial buildings, zoning approvals, tenant build-outs and renovations
Code of Ordinances  This is the fee schedule for inspections, technical reviews, utility services, rentals, permits and application approvals
Fire Prevention  Fire Alarms, sprinkler systems, hood systems and testing; plus, false alarms and false alarm fees
Monthly summary issued permits for Residential and Non-Residential construction 
Signs  Exterior signage is regulated by the Township’s zoning ordinance
Building/Fire Codes Appeals Board  Before filing a variance request, please contact Planning & Development Services
Zoning Hearing Board  Before filing a variance request, please contact Planning & Development Services
Sidewalk Maintenance Ordinance  Sidewalks are the responsibility of each property owner. In the warmer months, keep sidewalks clear of debris, such as bush and tree limbs. During the winter, snow and ice removal is the responsibility of each resident and business whose properties abut those sidewalks.Questions: Ph: 724-776-4806 x 1153.