What is the difference between a Type I and Type II permit?

Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code applies to certain types of structures and requires building permits for them, while exempting others; the ones that are required are called Type I permits. However Cranberry also requires permits for certain accessory structures and structures which are exempt from the state code to make sure they satisfy the Township’s zoning regulations. Those are called Type II permits.

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1. What is the difference between a Type I and Type II permit?
2. Do I need a permit for a deck, shed, or addition to my home or porch?
3. Is a building permit required for a swimming pool?
4. Are permits required when finishing a residential basement?
5. Does a children’s play-set require a permit?
6. Does a fence require a permit?
7. What is the required guardrail height for a deck, balcony, or porch?
8. Do plans for a new house or addition have to be stamped by an architect or engineer?
9. Who does electrical inspections in Cranberry Township?
10. What are the regulations for a septic system and who enforces them?
11. What buildings require sprinkler systems for fire suppression?
12. Do I need a building permit before starting construction or alteration work?
13. Do I need a permit to build a new driveway onto my property?
14. How can I get an application for a building permit?
15. How long does it take to get a Residential building permit?
16. Do I need to pay for a permit when I drop off the application?
17. How many sets of plans must be submitted with a building permit application?
18. Is there an ordinance prohibiting high grass?
19. Are there regulations regarding junk vehicles?
20. What are the regulations regarding dilapidated or unoccupied buildings?
21. Can I build a pond, and if so what are the regulations?
22. Can a single family residence be a rental property?
23. How do I file a complaint regarding building, zoning or property maintenance?
24. Is there a noise ordinance regarding barking dogs?
25. Do I need a permit to install a concrete slab or paver type patio?
26. Do I need a permit to install a retaining wall?
27. Where can I find information on building a code-compliant deck for my house?
28. Can I hire my own Building Inspector for work done in Cranberry Township?