FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

When am I required to get a building permit?

All new construction requires submitting a Zoning/Building Permit Application. The Zoning Permit determines if the proposed construction is consistent with the Township's Zoning Ordinance. For example, is the new structure compliant with the property set back requirement, etc. Often times applications for small improvements like fences or sheds will only require a zoning permit and not require a building permit. Generally projects requiring structual changes, new additions, decks or patios will require both a zoning permit and a building permit.

Note some electrical, plumbing and mechanical improvements require a separate application. The Township  Zoning Officer will review the application and determine what is required.

Permit Check List