EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2020, by order of the Governor of Pennsylvania, construction activities are allowed to resume in strict accordance with "Guidance for businesses in the construction industry permitted to operate during the COVID-19 disaster emergency" issued on April 23, 2020. Please CLICK HERE for the Pennsylvania Construction Industry guidance. (latest update November 23, 2020)
Findlay Township Building Inspection has adjusted their Permit Submittal, Permit Pick-Up and Inspection processes to coincide with the State Guidelines until further notice. Please CLICK HERE for the Township Plan of Permit Issuance and Inspections due to COVID-19. (updated 12-16-2020)
Please refer to this location for further updates.
Building permits are required for the following commercial and residential projects in Findlay Township: new construction and additions, remodeling and alterations (with the exception of residential remodeling and alterations that do not involve structural changes or changes in the means of egress), decks (where the floor of the deck is more than 30 inches above grade-a zoning permit only is still required for decks less than 30 inches above grade), and swimming pools (both in-ground and above-ground pools with water depth greater than 2 feet). PLEASE NOTE: Findlay Township does not require Contractor or Business Licenses, however proof of Worker's Compensation Insurance is required.
Building permits are also required for all commercial detached miscellaneous use/utility structures such as garages, carports, greenhouses, storage sheds, etc. A building permit may or may not be required for a residential use/utility structure depending on the type of residence the structure is accessory to and the size of the structure. Building permit fees are based on the square footage of the proposed construction.
All construction is inspected by the Findlay Township Inspection Department for compliance with the 2015 I-Codes. If you are not sure if your project requires a building permit, please contact the Findlay Township Building Inspection Department at 724-695-0500 before you start construction.
PLEASE NOTE: ON OCTOBER 30, 2019, THE FINDLAY TOWNSHIP BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT ADOPTED A NEW ELECTRICAL INSPECTION POLICY. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BUILDING INSPECTION OFFICE
AT 724-695-0500 X 250 OR X 258