Building and Zoning Codes

This  Department 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 resident & business concerns.

Effective October 1, 2018 - Cranberry Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and will adhere to the 2015 International Codes, as well as the referenced standard ICC ANSI A117.1.2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

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? Please call,  Ph: 724-776-4806 x 1153.

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 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 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.