When engaging in construction activity within Harmar Township an applicant must follow the Harmar Township Zoning Ordinance, which is the municipality's rules and regulations pertaining to various construction activities occurring within the Township, and the Uniform Construction Code ("UCC"), which was established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and adopted by Harmar Township. The Township's Zoning Ordinance is enforced by an appointed Zoning Officer, who also processes all Zoning Permit applications, while the UCC is enforced by the Township's Third-Party Building Inspector, which is currently Code Enforcement Agency("CEA"). This process begins with a Zoning Permit Application and may progress through various UCC related inspections/permits that are processed by CEA.
To start the permit process, please complete a Zoning Permit Application and submit it to the Township. Once a Zoning Permit is approved, a project will either be allowed to begin or a building permit application will then need to be submitted to CEA. Projects that typically only require a Zoning Permit include, but are not limited to, sheds, fences, and small signs.
Upon completion of the Zoning Permit process and the submission of a Building Permit application, Township administrative staff will submit the building permit application, along with the corresponding approved Zoning Permit to CEA, who will then take over the review process for a project. Please do not send permit applications directly to CEA unless instructed by a Township Official to do so.
If you have any questions pertaining to the Zoning Ordinance or Building Inspection process, please do not hesitate to contact the Township's administrative staff who will be happy to assist.