Building and Code Enforcement

The Building and Code Enforcement staff deals with building and code enforcement, residential and buidling inspections, permits, and construction issues. The department issues permits for decks, fences, swimming pools and other common residential and commercial structures.  Plum Boro enforces the Uniform Construction Code (UCC).

How do I obtain a permit for a residential deck, pool or shed?

 

Build a deck.  (A building permit is required)

        Submit:

  • Completed building permit application – signed by the property owner.
  • Two (2) sets of construction drawings.
  • Proof of Workmen’s Compensation Insurance or Affidavit of Exemption for builder.
  • Stamped survey showing the location of the deck on the lot, drawn to scale, along with the distances from each property line.
Install a swimming pool.  (A building permit is required)

   Submit:

  • Completed building permit application – signed by the property owner.
  • Two (2) sets of construction drawings or copy of manufacturer’s brochure with pool details.
  • Proof of Workmen’s Compensation Insurance or Affidavit of Exemption for pool installer.
  • Stamped survey showing the location of the swimming pool on the lot, drawn to scale, along with the distances from each property line.
Install a shed under 200 ft² in size.  (A zoning certificate is required)

  Submit:

  • Completed zoning certificate application – signed by property owner.
  • Stamped survey showing the location of the shed on the lot, drawn to scale, along with the distances from each property line.
  • Drawings or manufacturer’s brochure of proposed shed.
Install a shed 200 ft² or more in size.  (A building permit is required)

  Submit:

  • Completed building permit application – signed by the property owner.
  • Two (2) sets of construction drawings.
  • Proof of Workmen’s Compensation Insurance or Affidavit of Exemption for builder.
  • Stamped survey showing the location of the shed on the lot, drawn to scale, along with the distances from each property line.

 

Code Enforcement Schedule:

     Current Code Enforcement Schedule

Knox Box:

A key box allows police and fire personnel to safely enter a building without causing any damage when responding to an emergency.  Key boxes are required to be installed in an accessible location for all non-residential new construction exceeding 5,000 square feet, or the change of ownership of an existing building exceeding 5,000 square feet.

Please contact the Code Enforcement Officer for more information.