Building Department

Permits are required when buildings or other structures are erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted, demolished, or changed in use or occupancy.  Additionally, if you are operating an in-home occupation, a permit is required for that as well.  There are also a number of new exceptions when building permits are no longer required; however a zoning permit is required. Residents are encouraged to call or stop by the Township office if they have any questions about their proposed project.  The function of the Building Code Official, and the Zoning Officer is to enforce Township Building Codes and Ordinances along with Zoning Regulations to ensure public health, safety, and welfare through construction built to a national standard.
Presently, the Township of South Hanover is enforcing Act 45, the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) adopted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Consideration of Applications and Inspections: 
2006 Act 157 - Pa General Assembly
Please read the Consideration of Applications and Inspections guidelines set for by Pennsylvania Law to find out turn around time on permit applications. 


Zoning inspections are done by the Township Zoning Officer. (Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) 
TO SCHEDULE A ZONING INSPECTION please contact us at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance at 717-566-0224.

Building Inspections are done by Approved Code Services. 
TO SCHEDULE A BUILDING INSPECTIONS please contact Approved Code Services at 717-506-0464

Click here to find out when permits are required.
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