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.
To begin, please stop in the Oakland Township Office to fill out and submit the following:
Remit Oakland Township fees per Fee Schedule.
Once this is completed, Oakland Township will review and forward your information to Municipal Code Association. MCA will review the documents and get in touch with you to walk you through the rest of the process.
Municipal Code Association
1227 Sunset Drive Phone: 724-841-0141
Butler, Pennsylvania 16001 Fax: 724-841-0043
MCA Will Need from You:
Two (2) copies of your plans for review and approval
A copy of the Certificate of Liability Insurance from your contractor OR if you are self-contracting and doing the construction yourself, complete and return the Addendum to Building Permit form. It does not need to be notarized, only signed
We are required to have a copy of your contractor’s PA Contractor ID#. Please include a photocopy or write the ID# on your paperwork
For Manufactured Homes on Piers:
Please include a copy of your home installer’s Manufactured Housing Installer Certification
Some projects such additions, decks, porches, and roofing may need additional paperwork/plans filled out with extra information such as materials or measurements. We will let you know if this is the case and will provide forms for you or your contractor to fill out
Building Permit Fees:
Once all paperwork has been received, your building plans will be reviewed by our Building Code Official for approval and a building permit fee will be determined based on square footage of the project. Building permit fees cover the cost of plan review, permit issuance, and several inspections required by state. We will contact you with your permit fee once plans have been approved
How to Pay Permit Fees:
Permit fees are payable by cash, check, money order, or PayPal. (Please note that if you are paying by PayPal, there is a 3% + .30¢ charge for processing.) We accept payments in office during business hours or through the mail. Please make checks payable to “MCA”
If you have any other questions about the building permit process, or need any additional paperwork or information regarding your permit, please get in touch with us at the number or email address listed above, or stop in during office hours. We are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm.
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.