Building and Zoning Codes

Update, April 28, 2020

Effective May 1, 2020 construction in Cranberry Township is permitted to resume pursuant to the Governor’s safety guidelines.  The township is currently accepting inspection requests for all projects by calling 724-776-4806, extension 1161. For the health and safety of our employees, all inspections will be performed while maintaining proper social distancing.  We request that the inspection site be cleared prior to the inspector’s arrival.  Our inspectors will call the requesting contractor prior to arrival to make sure the area is safe to enter.  

Any building permits that have been received are in the process of being released.  To continue to practice social distancing, township staff will make contact with all applicants for a payment and make arrangements for you to receive the documents needed for the project.  Our goal is to make this process as smooth as possible with the least amount of contact with all parties as possible. 

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.

Building Permit applications are being accepted at this time in digital format only. 

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.