If you are planning any project, you should contact the Zoning Officer to see if a zoning permit is required. Applications for permits must be made on forms available at the Borough Office or by downloading them from our Permits and Applications page. Each application must be accompanied by a plot plan with construction specifications, if applicable.
Zoning Permits are required by the Borough for, but not limited to, the following: new construction, additions, alterations, in-ground and above-ground pools, storage sheds, decks and fences. In addition to Zoning Permits, the Statewide Building Code went into effect as of July 1, 2004, and Building Permits are also required.
Building permit submittal involves structural details including depth of footings, design of foundations, wall, floor and roof construction details, electrical and plumbing components, insulation and exterior and interior sheathing. The issuance of a building permit necessitates subsequent field inspections to verify compliance with the approved plans. Field inspections will be coordinated through the building inspector. A certificate of use and occupancy will be issued by the Borough once all final inspections have been completed.
Building Permits are required for, but not limited to, the following: new construction, additions, alterations, in-ground and above-ground pools, window/door replacement, decks (more than 30″ above grade), water heater replacement and anything electrical or plumbing related, just to name a few.
Historic District Permits are required for any improvement to a home within the Historic District that is visible from the street. You may call the Borough Office at (717) 687-7732 for more information regarding Historic District Permits.
To learn more about the Borough’s Historic District and the Historical Architectural Review Board, please stop by the Borough office or download a copy of the Historic Strasburg District Informational Brochure.