Keep in mind when planning an improvement to first check with the Zoning and Building Department. Also, you may need to check with your homeowners association and architectural control committee for conditions, covenants and restrictions that run with the land. Some improvements can be enforced and governed by your neighbors.
Why do I need a building permit?
It’s the Law – State Building Code and Township Ordinances require permits must be obtained for certain types of work.
Why do I need an inspection?
Inspections ensure that work is done and completed safely and meets the minimum Building Code requirements.
Where can I get a permit?
Application for Zoning and Building Permits are available at the Township Municipal Building 3630 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem PA 18017.
When do I need a Zoning Permit?
When ever you plan to build, alter or install accessory structures such as sheds, fences, when creating a new or enlarging parking area, driveways, patios and other such structures not required under the Building Code.