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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.
Any swimming pool – regardless of whether it is in-ground, above-ground, inflatable or portable – that can hold water more than 24 inches deep, is required to have a Type I permit issued by the Township prior to installation. Pools which can only hold less than 24 inches of water are exempt.
You will need to submit two printed sets of plans for a residential building permit application, three for non-residential building permit applications. One set of approved plans will be returned to you at the time your Building Permit is issued.
Residential deck construction must comply with the 2015 International Residential Code. The American Wood Council Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide available online.
Effective October 1, 2018 - Cranberry Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and will adhere to the 2015 International Codes, as well as the referenced standard ICC ANSI A117.1.2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.