Residential Permits

button_Codes inspections web Opens in new windowEffective August 3, 2020

Cranberry Township has a new procedure for scheduling inspections.

All inspections will be scheduled through our new Online Inspection Scheduling system.  This system allows you to schedule inspections 24/7.

Inspections must be scheduled by 3:30 PM the day before the inspection is needed, or by 3:30 PM on the last business day of the week, if requesting a Monday inspection.

Using the above Online Inspection Scheduling button, please provide all requested information and check the box or boxes corresponding with the type of inspection needed.

Multiple inspection types can be requested for the same time.

Our inspectors try to accommodate specific time requests for concrete pours. Please add the pour time in the notes section.

Most residential construction projects require a building permit.

Residential Building and Zoning Permit Package

Permit types, project requirements, descriptions, and permit applications, including:

Self-service applications:

If you are constructing any of the following, please use one of the applications posted above.

  • Deck (<30" from grade)
  • Shed
  • Greenhouse
  • Carport

Request for Occupancy Form for new home construction only

No Impact Home Based Business

Affidavit of Exemption for Workers Compensation

Inspection reminder - All permits that have been issued for those decks, pools, or basements need to have the final inspection completed to close out the permit. Please use the Online Inspection Scheduling form to request your inspection time.

Plan Ahead - If you're planning on that spring/summer project, the PAUCC allows up to fifteen (15) working days for review of your residential building plans.

Deck Guide - Want to try your construction skills, looking for some tips on building that deck, or simply need some ideas.....here's a link to the American Wood Council Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide based on the 2015 IRC.

To receive your Building Permit by mail: Provide a self-addressed envelope with postage, or packaging to accommodate all materials that are to be returned, with your Permit payment. Or, with an air bill and the proper payment account numbers, your materials and Permit can be returned to you via FedEx or UPS.  

Additional information:

image_home inspectionPennsylvania Consumer Protection Law

Home improvement contractors must be registered and licensed by the Office of the Attorney General. Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Information.

Please Note: Cranberry Township is not involved in the enforcement of the PA Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act 132.