Building Permit Requirements

Building Permit Requirements


Do not proceed with work without a permit. If work proceeds without a permit, the owner may be subject to fines determined by the district magistrate. A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration, replacing or repairing an existing structure. If you have any questions regarding the requirement of a building permit, the permit process, applications or Fee Schedule, please call the Inspection Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 412-343-3408.

ALL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS REQUIRE PERMITS.



The following are just some examples of when a permit is required:


Additions


A Building Permit and a Certificate of Occupancy Permit are required for an addition. Also include two copies of construction drawings/plans and two copies of your property survey marked with the location of the addition. Any questions regarding your specific project please contact the building inspector at 412-343-3475

Air Conditioning Unit


For new, replacing or relocating an air conditioning unit, you will need a Mechanical Permit. Along with the application, it is required to provide two copies of your property survey indicating the location of the unit. For all R-1 and R-2 Districts the unit must be seven feet from a property line. See Chapter XX, Section 804.1 of the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Code.

Deck


A Deck Permit is required when building or replacing a deck. In addition to the application, you will need to provide two copies of construction drawings and two copies of your property survey marked with the location of the deck. IMPORTANT: If all required information is not provided on the drawings, your application will not be reviewed and therefore delay your project.

Electrical


National Electrical Code
Electrical permits, plan reviews and inspections are provided by a third party agency. Electrical permits are required for the installation of new electrical service equipment, existing service relocation, service increases, as well as fixed appliances and equipment connections. Electrical permits are based on the size of service, number of circuits and type of installation. An electrical permit or fee information may be obtained by contacting Middle Department Inspection Agency at 1-800-362-6342. Proof of approval is sent to the Mt. Lebanon Inspection Office. State Code electrical requirements: 2014 (NFPA 70) National Electric Code.

Furnace


A Mechanical Permit is required for a furnace. An electrical inspection may also be needed depending upon the scope of the replacement.

Generator


For a new, replacing or relocating a generator, a Mechanical Permit is required. Also submit two
copies of your property survey marked with the location of the generator.

Hot Tubs


A Building Permit is required for all hot tub and swimming pools. Two copies of the Property survey, marked where the hot tub or swimming will be located, needs to accompany the Building Permit application. View the State Code requirements. An electrical permit and inspections are obtained and preformed by Middle Department Inspection Agency at 1-800-362-6342. 2014 (NFPA 70) National Electric Code

Plumbing


Allegheny County Plumbing Code
Plumbing Inspections are done by the Bureau of Environmental Health. Contact Allegheny County Plumbing at 412-922-6196. Proof of approval is sent to the Mt. Lebanon Inspection Office.

Roof


A Building Permit is required only when structural repairs are made to a residential roof. All commercial roof repairs or replacements require a permit.

Storage Sheds


A Building Permit is required for any storage shed. With the application, submit two copies of your property survey showing the location of the proposed construction. Storage sheds are not allowed in a front setback. All sheds must meet setback requirements, 5 feet from property line.

Windows


A Building Permit is required for replacing windows only when the size of the opening is changed or structural alterations are needed.