Full-Time Zoning Enforcement Officer

The Central Keystone Council of Governments is seeking a full-time Zoning Enforcement Officer.  Work will involve providing municipal zoning information, conducting field inspections, issuing citations, researching property legal information and testifying at hearings related to violations or citations.  Additional requirements will include storm water management, special flood hazard areas and nuisance abatement.  Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in land use planning, architecture or related field preferred, or a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the same.  Excellent benefit package. Job description available here: Zoning Officer Job Description

Resumes or applications may be submitted by Friday, July 28, 2017 via email to permits@ckcog.com or delivered to:

Central Keystone COG
Attn: Terry Matrey, Office Manager
1610 Industrial Blvd., Suite 400A
Lewisburg, PA  17837

The Central Keystone COG is an equal opportunity employer.



Request for Proposal – Building Permitting Software

The Central Keystone Council of Governments is Seeking Professional Services Regarding Implementing a Building Permitting and Code Enforcement Inspection System

The Central Keystone Council of Governments (CKCOG), Pennsylvania is inviting consultants to submit proposals for obtaining software services to update the CKCOG’s Building Permitting and Code Enforcement processes, including integration of the COG’s existing database systems and local GIS.

The contractor will provide data migration, implementation, training, and software maintenance and technical support on a monthly or yearly fee schedule.

All detailed information needs are outlined in the request for proposal (RFP) found here: RFP – Software Solution

Contractors can access the detailed RFP on the CKCOG’s website (http://www.ckcog.com) from the “News” page or by searching RFP on our website. The RFPs will be accepted at the CKCOG Office no later than Monday, July 31, 2017, at 1:00 pm (EST).

Each proposing firm will be responsible for the timely delivery of their proposal.  All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Central Keystone Council of Governments office and clearly marked “CKCOG Permit Software – Proposal”. The CKCOG will not be responsible for proposals that are mis-marked, delayed in the mail, or delivered to the wrong office.

RFP should be sent to:

Chad Smith, Director

Central Keystone Council of Governments

1610 Industrial Blvd., Suite 400A

Lewisburg, PA  17837

Should you have any questions regarding the RFP, please email or call:  Chad Smith at csmith@ckcog.com or (570) 522-1326, Monday through Friday  between  8:30  a.m.  and  4:30  p.m.

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Welcome New Members

The Central Keystone Council of Governments is pleased to welcome two new Member Municipalities; Anthony Township, Lycoming County and Rush Township, Northumberland County, have both been approved for full Membership in the COG.  Together, these two Municipalities add nearly 3000 residents to our service area. Our staff looks forward to meeting the unique challenges each of these new Municipalities faces and delivering professional, efficient, and cost-effective inspection services to their residents.

Anthony Township will be utilizing our UCC Building Permit and Plan Review services, you can click on their map icons here for additional information and Zoning contact numbers for these townships.  Rush Township will be utilizing both UCC Building Permit and Zoning services, and we anticipate this “one-stop shop” will streamline the permitting process for township residents as it has in our other full service Municipalities.

If you are a resident of any of these Municipalities and have questions regarding our services, please contact us by phone at 570-522-1326/1-877-457-9401 or email to permits@ckcog.com

Attention Monroe Township Permit Holders and Residents

The Central Keystone Council of Governments (CKCOG) is an organization of central Pennsylvania municipalities which have pooled resources to more efficiently manage the Uniform Construction Code, Property Maintenance, Rental Licensing programs and Zoning Enforcement.  Through this cooperation, member communities are able to deliver efficient, cost-effective inspection services to homeowners, businesses and the contractors and builders who are serving them.

This notice as a courtesy to let you know of current changes to the ‘contractual’ relationship between Monroe Township, Snyder County and the CKCOG. As with any contract terms, Monroe Township and the CKCOG have always reserved the right to terminate the agreement with a 60-day notice to either party.  The Monroe Township Supervisors took action to terminate the current UCC Building Inspection contract at their March meeting.

Therefore, effective June 24, 2017, the CKCOG will no longer be providing UCC Building Permitting and inspection services to the residents of Monroe Township.

However, if your UCC Application for Plans Examination and Building Permit was submitted prior to this deadline, the CKCOG will still issue your UCC Building Permit and continue to perform inspections through completion of such UCC Building Permit. You should continue to contact our office as inspections are required, and will receive your Certificate of Occupancy from this agency.

In the future (after June 24, 2017), should you need to apply for a new UCC Building Permit, please contact Monroe Township to be directed to their new Building Code Official (BCO) of record.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.

Permit Expiration

Pursuant to Act 87 of 2012 (S.B. 1263), which amended Act 46 of 2010, a ‘permit extension’ was originally provided through the time period July 2, 2016. Recognizing the deadline of July 2, 2016 has passed without further extension by the Pennsylvania Legislature, all ‘active’ permits prior to 2012 will be re-listed as ‘inactive’ and all accompanying plans, drawings or submittals could be destroyed. Read more

Commercial Plan Review Fee

Effective May 1, 2014, a $1000.00 Plan Review fee will be collected at the time an “Application for Plans Examination and Building Permit” is submitted for all Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Family construction. Read more