PERMITS

BUILDING PERMITS

Dunkard Township has adopted the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code. These codes require inspections, for foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical and energy efficiency. The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code does not apply to the following structures if the structure has a building area of less than 1,000 square feet and is an accessory to a detached single family dwelling:
1) Carports
2) Detached private garages
3) Greenhouses
4) Sheds

A permit is not required for the following items as long as the work does not violate a law or ordinance:
Uncovered decks not more than 30” above finished grade
Fences that are not over 6’ high
Retaining walls not over 4’ high
Sidewalks or driveways not over 30” above grade
Prefab swimming pools less than 24 “ deep
Window/Door replacement without any structural change
Portable appliances
Replacement of existing siding
Repair of existing roof
Replacement of kitchen appliances
Replacement of toilets or sinks
Replacement of a switch, receptacle or light fixture rated 20 amps &120 volts or less except GFCI protected devices
Alterations and repairs with exceptions

Please contact the Township office prior to beginning any construction project. Dunkard Township has authorized the following to provide building inspection services:

  • K2 Engineering, Frank Monak; 724-322-2166
  • Electrical Inspection Services
    Contact one of K2 Engineering’s electrical inspectors for costs and services:
    Gus Rossi, 724-550-6200
    Brian Coll, 724-562-4618

A REMINDER THAT ANYONE WISHING TO REMOVE A MOBILE HOME PLEASE CONTACT THE TAX COLLECTOR THERE IS A PERMIT THEY MUST HAVE IT THEY MOVE IT FROM THE PROPERTY.


SEPTIC SYSTEMS

Construction of a new septic system or renovation of an existing system can only be carried out after obtaining a permit from Dunkard Township:
Timothy D. Neil, SEO 03174
724-880-0914 (cell)
Or his  Alternate SEO Brian Sokol -724 833 4376

New single family home sewage system. Site evaluation to include up to 4 test pits, one percolation test, one design review, one contractor consultation, one interim and one final inspection. $650.00 . Add $200 for each unit on multiple lot subdivisions if done on same visit). PASS OR FAIL WILL BE AFTER SITE SURVEY.

Repair single Family Home Sewage system. $450.00
Pit evaluation (separate o over 4 for new application) $200
Percolation test (without application or 2nd site on app.) $200
Preliminary site evaluation (without permit app.) $200
Interim or final inspections (without permit app.) $200
Dye tests for home sales or malfunctions or Lot Splits $200.
Malfunction investigation (any testing or reviews required will be billed at listed rates) $45 / hr.
10 acre exemption review $200 flat rate (over 4 hours billed at hr. rate)
System design review $35 / hr.
Any additional work not listed above $45 / hr.

Water samples (when required) to be billed to the local agency.

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