Richland Township


Richland Township Building & Zoning

Building & Zoning Permit Applications
Subdivision & Land Development Application ONLINE PAYMENTS Zoning Ordinance

Township Building Code

The Township has adopted the UCC Act 45 PA Construction Code for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the construction, alteration, removal and use of buildings and structures. This also includes accessory structures such as utility and storage sheds, patios, porches and swimming pools. Required inspections for all building activities are accomplished during the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM unless a special appointment is made in advance.

Zoning Officer: Rich Brittingham            Code Enforcement Officer: Ray Constable

Zoning Hearing Board Members

Todd Koch, Chairman
Thomas Steinfort, Vice Chairman
Emery Ashton
Richard Brown, Solicitor
Albert McCrae Jr., Alternate
Kok Keng Yong, Alternate

Permits for Building & Zoning

Permits are required for:

  1. Change of Use of Occupancy
  2. Construction of a new building
  3. Signage
  4. Structural alterations or repairs
  5. Adding new structures, additions or dwelling units, with or without foundations
  6. Sheds, fences, swimming pools, concrete patios, paver patios, parking lots and driveways
  7. Plumbing fixtures, installed or replaced
  8. Moving or relocating a building
  9. Demolition, razing of a building (Ordinance #191)
  10. Earth disturbance over 1,000 sq. ft. (Ordinance #210)
  11. Temporary structures
  12. Well drilling

All applications for Building and Zoning permits should include the following information:

Building and Zoning Permits

Online permit documents are in Adobe PDF format.

Building and Zoning Permit Application
Business Permit Application
Earth Disturbance Application
Electrical Inspection Agencies
Shed, Deck, Pool, Fence and Patio Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Accessory Home Occupation Permit Application
Zoning Hearing Board Application
Conditional Use Hearing Application
Conditional Use Professional Escrow Agreement
Plumbing Permit Application
Automatic Sprinkler / Fire Alarm System Application
Floodplain Ordinance / Floodplain Permit Application
Demolition Asbestos Abatement
2017 Fee Schedule

Subdivision and Land Development

The following documents are needed for a complete submission:

Subdivision & Land Development Application
Plan Submission Checklist
Subdivision & Land Development Procedures
Checklist for Preliminary Plans
Checklist for Final Plans
Professional Escrow Agreement
Procedure for Water Request
Request for Water Service Application
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