Permits

The Borough opted to enforce the newly adopted State Uniformed Construction Code.
(PA Department of Labor Industry-Click on Building Codes)

Our Code Enforcement Officer, Albert Rohrbach, is available to assist you with any questions of what permits are required. You may contact Mr. Rohrbach at 610-867-5124 or email at zoning@fhboro.org with any questions between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Apartments and multi family dwellings are required to notify the Borough when a unit becomes vacant. A rental inspection is required.

DO YOU NEED A DUMPSTER, OR STORAGE POD ON THE STREET IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME ?
You must fill out a ROAD OCCUPANCY PERMIT application a minimum of 7 (seven) days prior to having a dumpster placed.  A dumpster or storage pod cannot be placed without a permit.  A fee of $35 is required when the permit is issued.  The permit is valid for a period of up to 30 (thirty) days.  The time can be extended upon filing a new application. A hold harmless agreement is also required.

REPLACEMENT OF ROOFING MATERIAL:
A roofing permit application must be completed and submitted. 

Click here for more information regarding permits, inspections, and pricing or call KeyCodes Inspection Agency at (610) 866-9663.


See Permit Application Section for individual applications. 
 

Additional Information

This department regulates the use of land and the construction of buildings and other structures. The other area of responsibility in this department is general code enforcement. REQUIRED PERMITS: (For detailed information please call the Zoning Office at 610-867-5124)

BUILDING PERMITS
Required for pools, new construction, and additions, or alterations extending the exterior of existing structures. All plans for the construction of new houses and/or commercial structures, as well as, new additions to houses or commercial structures that require a footing, must be approved by the Building Inspector before a building permit will be issued.

Inspections will be performed when deemed applicable and at:
  • footing, before pouring
  • foundation
  • drywall
  • electrical
  • mechanical
  • framing
  • insulation and fire seal
  • final, before the issuance of an occupancy permit

INSPECTIONS
Building Inspections are performed by Keycodes Inspection Agency

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL PERMITS
New construction & repairs

PLUMBING PERMITS
New construction & repairs. Inspections required: rough & final.

ZONING PERMITS
Examples of zoning permits that are required would be for sheds, fences, patios, grading, retaining walls, construction of a new driveway or alteration of an existing driveway, signs, etc.

WATER & SEWAGE PERMITS
Required for the installation of a new water service or sewage connection and for the repair or enlargement of an existing system.

MOVING PERMITS
Required when moving into, out of, or within Fountain Hill Borough.

OCCUPANCY PERMITS
Required when occupying a residential rental dwelling or business. 
§ 401. Inspections Required. [Ord. 637, 1/3/2000, § 401]
 1. All residential rental properties shall be inspected to assure compliance with
the minimum maintenance requirements and standards for such properties
set forth in this Part. Such inspection shall occur each time the property
changes ownership or tenants; provided, however, that no inspection shall be
required within one year of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy


SOLICITATION PERMITS 
Must be obtained before engaging in peddling in Fountain Hill Borough.