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Why do I need a permit?
The purpose of requiring a Building Permit is to verify compliance with the Township Zoning Ordinance. The items of interest that pertain to the Zoning Ordinance are: setbacks of the structure from property lines, height of structures, use of structures and distance from other structures.
When do I need a permit?
The Following are "examples" only. Permits are not limited to this list.
|Permit is required prior to the construction of the following.|
|2.||Additions to homes|
|4.||Garages-Attached or Integral|
|6.||Deck roof, Porch roof|
|7.||Porches-with or without roof structure|
|9.||Remodeling-Any remodeling or alterations of the house which involves changing the structure or supporting members, such as creating new window or door openings, as opposed to replacing windows or doors.|
|10.||Roof-changes to the roof (such as adding dormers or in changing from a flat roof to a gable roof)|
|12.||Swimming pools-(in-ground pool and above ground pools that ore over 24" deep)|
|13.||Spas/Hot tubs-Indoors and outdoors|
|14.||Finished basements-permits are required when new walls, doors, windows, bedrooms, or other passageways are created.|
|15.||Pluming/mechanical/electrical installations in new homes or additions|
|17.||New Electrical Work that is not a repair or replacement of existing systems.|
|Depending on the nature of work performed a variety of inspections maybe required.|
How do I get a permit?
The Permit process is as follows: