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Permit Information

The purpose of a permit is to assure safe construction, thus protecting public health, safety and welfare. The permit process allows code officials to reduce the hazards of unsafe construction. The process ensures that minimum standards are being met and appropriate materials are used. Most construction or remodeling projects - large or small - require a permit. A quick check with the Permit Officer at the municipal building can verify this and save you a possible headache in the future.

The permit process also provides the information that is necessary to comply with the zoning regulations of the community. The zoning regulations pertain to the use of land and to the position of a structure on that land. These zoning regulations also protect you and your property rights by allowing you to predict what will be built next to you and how close it will be to your property.

Please see the links below for frequently asked questions pertaining to popular permits.  For complete details, please contact the township Zoning Officer at 724-285-1168.


Car Ports


Is a structure to house or protect motor vehicles, which is open to the weather on one side.

Sample Zoning Permit (PDF Format)

A $75.00  permit is required for all new driveways as well as alterations to existing driveways.


The Roadmaster will complete an initial and final inspection of the project.

Driveway Diagram
(PDF Format)



Attached Garage:

Requires Municipal Codes Association inspections and fees.  A Summit Township zoning permit is also required.  The following zoning fees apply:


  $35.00 for structures under 200 square feet

  $85.00 for structures 200 square feet – 1,000 square feet

  $85.00 for structures over 1,000 square


Detached Garage:

Requires a zoning permit.  The following zoning fees apply:


   $35.00 for structures under 200 square feet

   $85.00 for structures 200 – 1,000 square feet

  $85.00 for structures over 1,000 square feet plus Municipal Codes Association inspections and fees

Sample Zoning Permit (PDF Format)



A small, portable (non-permanent) accessory structure used to store household goods, tools, and/or equipment.  A shed may not be used as a dwelling.  To be considered a shed, the structure may not exceed 144 SF in area, may not exceed 12.5 ft., in height (including roof panels), and shall be limited to one floor.

Sheds under 100 square feet do not require zoning permit.

Sheds over 100 square feet requires a $35.00 zoning permit.


Sample Zoning Permit (PDF Format)


Swimming Pools

Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 24 inches deep. This includes in-ground, above-ground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas. As herein defined, the term “Swimming Pool” shall be deemed a structure.

Requires Municipal Codes Association inspections and fees.  Also, a Summit Township zoning permit fee of $85.00. 

Sample Zoning Permit (PDF Format)



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