Building and Zoning


Uniform Construction Code

On May 11, 2004, York Township (via Ordinance 2004-7) adopted the Uniform Construction Code, establishing the administration and enforcement of the code, a Board of Appeals and fees assessable by York Township. This was approved as required by the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act of 1999.

The new statewide building code, titled the Uniform Construction Code, applies to the construction, alteration, repair, movement, equipment removal, demolition, location, maintenance, occupancy or change of occupancy of every building or structure which occurs on or after May 11, 2004 and all existing structures that are not legally occupied. BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Applications for a building permit must include a site plan, construction drawings and specifications, floor plan, elevations, wall sections and details, etc. The Code Enforcement Official has 15
business days to review a residential building permit and 30 business days for a commercial building permit. Even if a building permit is not required, a ZONING PERMIT MAY BE REQUIRED.
Applications for a zoning permit must include the location and dimensions of the lot, abutting streets with names and widths, structures, yards and setbacks with locations, dimensions and uses of existing and proposed structures on the lot. The Zoning Officer has 10 days to issue the permit, unless approval of a Special
Exception or Variance is required from the Zoning Hearing Board. The York Township Zoning staff and Code Enforcement officials are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to answer questions or sit down with residents/ contractors to review plans needed to comply with all codes. Please call and make an appointment at 741-3861.

BUILDING PERMITS MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE YOU START THE WORK. 

THE PERMIT MUST BE DISPLAYED ON THE WORKSITE!

Preliminary Checklist for Building Permit

View Permit Application Checklist

This checklist must be submitted and completed with the building permit application.

 

Building Permit Application

Contact the Township for additional information regarding the need for a building permit for proposed work.

Residential Building Permit Application

Commercial Building Permit Application

Request for Certificate of Occupancy

BUILDING PERMITS MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE YOU START THE WORK.

THE PERMIT MUST BE DISPLAYED ON THE WORKSITE!

 

Fee Schedule

View Fee Schedule

Building Inspections – Scheduling

At the time a building permit is issued the applicant will be provided with a list of required inspections. Building Inspections can be scheduled for Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The township office must be notified 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection. To schedule an inspection please call the administration office at 717-741-3861, and press 5.

Driveway Permit Application

Contact the Township for additional information regarding the need for a driveway permit for proposed work.

DRIVEWAY PERMITS MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE YOU START THE WORK. 

Codes Enforcement

Codes Enforcement Officers are employed by York Township to enforce building  and property maintenance codes. They complete building inspections of new construction and modifications to existing buildings. To schedule an inspection of construction please see our Building Inspections – Scheduling section of this page.

Plumbing Permit Application

In 1993 York Township adopted Resolution No. 93-2 requiring that all plumbing work performed within York Township be done by a York Township licensed plumber.  A licensed master plumber is required to apply for all plumbing permits.  Examples of work that can be done without a plumbing permit are the repair or replacement of existing plumbing fixtures (i.e., sink, faucet, toilet, etc.), clearing of stopped drains, and the replacement of a water heater as long as the energy source does not change.

Contact the Plumbing Inspector at the township administration office for additional information regarding the need for a plumbing permit for proposed work.

View the Plumbing Permit Application

Zoning Hearing Board Application

View the Zoning Hearing Board page for more information.

 

Contact Building and Zoning

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Contact Building Code Official (Online Form)