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Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

Building & Planning Department

The Building and Planning Department guides property owners, developers and builders in land development and construction that meets the regulations, procedures and ordinances set down by the Township. The Building & Planning Department is located in the Township Municipal Complex on Church Hill Road.

This office should be your first stop when planning new construction or to secure a building permit for an addition or improvement to an existing residential or commercial structure.


Department News

The Township recently adopted a revised Zoning Ordinance and new Comprehensive Plan!
Use the following links to view and download the full documents:

Revised Zoning Ordinance (2017)           Township Comprehensive Plan (2016)


Township Ordinances

Click here to review township ordinances on-line via e-Code.

You may also purchase a Zoning Ordinance Book at the Building & Planning Department for $50 plus $5 postage. A zoning map is available for $5 at the Building & Planning Department. Call 412-788-8117 for details.


Regulations & Procedural Guidelines

A Regulations & Procedural Guidelines for Subdivision and Land Development Stormwater Management and Public Improvement book is available from the Building & Planning Department for $30, plus $5 postage. Call 412-788-8117 for details.



Plans Examiners handles ALL building-related inspections. To schedule an inspection, please call (412) 787-1510.


Downloadable Building & Planning Forms

The downloadable forms listed below cover a wide range of information regarding building and/or planning applications and guidelines. All forms are in PDF format.


General Information
Building Permits
Planning Commission & Zoning Hearing Board
Fire prevention
Swimming pools
Other permit applications