BUILDING PERMITS

Oakland Township in compliance with the Uniform Construction Code, Act 45 of 2004, requires Building Permits. 

 

Review the Building Uniform Construction Code Permit Requirements to determine if your project requires a permit.

**  Certain construction projects that are exempted from the Uniform Construction Code may still be required to be assessed by the Butler County Assessment Office.  Please visit our Assessment Permit page for more information.

Before Building Permits can be processed:

  • Addresses must be established.

    • To get an address assigned to your parcel:  visit our Address Request page.

  • Driveway permits are required any time a resident installs a new driveway or alters an existing driveway.

To Proceed with Building Permit application, fill out the following documents and submit them, along with your permit fee to Oakland Township:

Once this is completed, Oakland Township will review and forward your information to the township approved BCO of your choosing. 

Please visit the township office for details.

Start of Construction: Work on the proposed construction and/or development shall begin within six (6) months and shall be completed within twelve (12) months after the date of issuance of the Building Permit or the Permit shall expire unless a time extension is granted, in writing, by the Building Permit Officer. Construction and/or development shall be considered to have started with the preparation of land, land clearing, grading, filling, excavation for basement, footings, piers, or foundations, erection of temporary forms, the installation of sewer, gas and water pipes, or electrical or other service lines from the street.  Time extension shall be granted only if a written request is submitted by applicant, which sets forth sufficient and reasonable cause for the Building Permit Officer to approve such a request.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HOME IMPROVEMENT FRAUD

 

Effective July 1, 2009, contractors who perform home improvements totaling $5,000 or more per year must register with the Office of Attorney General. The law requires the contractor to display their official registration number on all contracts, estimates, proposals, and advertisements distributed within the Commonwealth. To verify a contractors registration number or for additional information, visit the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s website at www.attorneygeneral.gov or call toll free 1-888-520-6680.