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Zoning/Building Code Office

A Building Permit shall be required for all construction and development, including any alterations or repairs to existing buildings or structures:

A Building Permit is required for, but not limited to the following:

House
Addition
Shed or Storage Building
Garage
Porch, Patio, or Deck
Swimming Pools
Mobile Home
Demolition
Other Structures
 

Building Permit  Applications are available at the Zoning Office, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

***For more information on Act 45 (Uniform Construction Code) that was adopted in 2004; please link to following sites:

For More Information on the State Building Code and referenced Standards:

 

www.dli.state.pa.us             Labor and Industry
www.pabuilders.org            PA Builders Association

www.engr.psu.edu                Pennsylvania Housing Research Center          
www.iccsafe.org                   International Code Council

 

 

For More Information about planning:

 

www.10000friends.org        10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
www.planning.org                American Planning Association

www.newpa.com                  Invent Pennsylvania
 


For recent and pending legislation:


 

www.pabulletin.com           PA Bulletin
www.house.state.pa.us    PA House

www.senate.state.pa.us         PA Senate
www.governor.state.pa.us     Governor


Other Permits required in Unity Township are as follows:

Sign Permits
Occupancy Permit
Road Occupancy Permits
Solicitation Permits
Conditional Use Permits
Grading Permits

A Land Development/Subdivision Application is required for the following:

Simple Subdivision
Major Subdivision
Conditional Use
Site Plan Review

All plans complete with application fee and necessary documentation, must be submitted to the Zoning Office no later than 10 calendar days before the first Tuesday of each month.


A Zoning Hearing Board Application is required for the following

Variance
Change of Use
Appeal from Decision of Zoning Officer
Challenge to Validity of Zoning Ordinance
Interpretation of Ordinance
Expansion of Nonconforming Use
Special Exception

Application must be submitted at least 21 days before the meeting date to allow for advertising in the local newspaper. The ZHB meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.


Additional Resources and Forms:

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Information Regarding Complaints of Code, Ordinance and Zoning Matters

Zoning and Code Violation Complaint Form

** Please contact the Zoning Office for further information regarding permits.

Information on the Unity Township website is provided as a service to the community.
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, official documentation is available at the Township offices.