Frequently Asked Questions
What current Building Codes do you enforce?
Residential – 2015 IRC
Commercial – 2015 IBC
2018 IBC Chapter 11 and Appendix E for Accessibility Standards (effective 6/15/2019), ICC A1171.1 (2009)
In what areas do you enforce Building Codes?
All of Union County
All of Snyder County (EXCEPT Monroe Township)
East Chillisquaque and Rush Townships in Northumberland County
Howe Township, Perry County
Anthony, Bastress, Limestone, Piatt, Upper Fairfield & Susquehanna Townships as well as Jersey Shore and Montoursville Boroughs in Lycoming County
Haines Township in Centre County
Washingtonville Borough in Montour County
Who do we contact for Building Code enforcement outside of your coverage area?
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has the most up-to-date records on enforcement agencies. For more information visit PA Dept of Labor & Industry.
In what municipalities do you enforce Property Maintenance (International Property Maintenance Code)?
(Municipalities with an * require approval from Township Supervisors/Borough Council Members to investigate)
Lycoming County: Limestone, Old Lycoming*, & Susquehanna Townships; Jersey Shore & Montoursville* Boroughs
Montour County: Washingtonville Borough
Northumberland County: East Chillisquaque* Township
Snyder County: Jackson*, Center* & Perry Townships, Beavertown*, Freeburg*, McClure*, New Berlin*, Selinsgrove* & Shamokin Dam* Boroughs
Union County: Buffalo*, East Buffalo, Gregg, Hartley*, Lewis, and White Deer Townships; Hartleton, Lewisburg, New Berlin & Mifflinburg* Boroughs
Please contact your local municipality if you are looking for property maintenance enforcement in an area not listed above.
In what municipalities do you enforce Zoning?
Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, & Montoursville Boroughs; East Chillisquaque, Howe (Perry County), Kelly, Rush, West Buffalo, and White Deer Townships.
Please click “here” to see contact information for all other municipalities.
How long is my permit good?
Work must begin within 6 months and be completed in 2 years. Six-month extensions can be requested in writing prior to the expiration date. It is the responsibility of the Permit holder to contact this office for all required inspections, including a final Occupancy Inspection.