Building and Zoning Codes

The group is primarily responsible for building, zoning, sign and fire prevention permit review, issuance and inspection. Key functions include enforcement of the building and zoning code(s), the Property Code and responding to citizen concerns related to such matters.

Cranberry Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code which presently adheres to the 2009 International Codes. The 2009 edition of the ICC Codes will remain in effect with the following amendment: Effective April 16, 2016, Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the 2015 International Building Code and the accessibility provisions of the 2015 International Existing Building Code are adopted as required by Act 1 of 2011, as well as the referenced standard ICC ANSI A117.1 2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

Sidewalk Maintenance:
Sidewalk maintenance is the responsibility of every property owner.  In the warmer months, remember to keep sidewalks clear of debris, such as bush and tree limbs.  During the winter, remember that snow and ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of each resident and business whose properties abut those sidewalks.   Sidewalk maintenance
Questions may be directed to Jeff Musher, Manager, Code Administration.  
Ph: 724-776-4806 x1105.
Residential     Most residential construction projects require a building permit
Non-Residential   Request a permit packages for commercial buildings, zoning approvals, tenant build-outs and renovations.
Signs   Exterior signage is regulated by the Township's zoning ordinance.
Code of Ordinances   The fee schedule for inspections, technical reviews, utility services, rentals, permits and application approvals.
  Fire Alarms, sprinkler systems, hood/Ansul systems and testing; plus false alarms and fees for false alarms.
Building / Fire Code Appeals Board   The Building / Fire Code Appeals Board meets as needed. Before filing a request for a variance, please call Planning & Development Services.
Hearing Board
  The Zoning Hearing Board meets on the 3rd Monday at 7:30 PM as needed. Before filing a request for a variance, please call Planning & Development Services. 
Issued Permits   We publish a monthly summary report for Residential and Non-Residential construction permits issued.