DRIVEWAY PERMITS ARE REQUIRED ANY TIME A RESIDENT INSTALLS A NEW DRIVEWAY OR ALTERS AN EXISTING DRIVEWAY.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP DRIVEWAY PERMIT/MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
All driveways in Oakland Township are subject to Ordinance No. 2011-01.
(1). Complete an Application for Driveway Permit.
(2). Create a sketch of the proposed or existing driveway.
Indicate where and the type of work to be done.
(3). For new construction, stake out the driveway.
(4). Determine whether or not this work requires Stormwater Management Planning.
Review Stormwater Management Ordinance. Oakland Township adopted the County’s Stormwater Management Plan. If your driveway or land development is more than 5,000 square feet, a Stormwater Management Plan is required. You will need to contract the services of an engineer to develop your plan and submit the required forms to the municipality.
Act 167 was originally adopted by the Commonwealth in 1978 but was considered by most counties as an unfunded mandate and largely ignored. The Rendell Administration provided implementation funds to various counties in 2008 and Butler County used those funds to develop and adapt a storm water plan. All municipalities within Butler County were required to adopt the proposed plan as well.
Instances of Earth disturbance that may affect storm water runoff are subject to the regulation of this Ordinance. These “regulated activities” include (but are not limited to) land development, subdivision, construction of new buildings and diversion of piping or any natural or man-made stream channel.
(5). Send the Application, along with the applicable fee to the Township.
The Township address is: Oakland Township, 565 Chicora Road, Butler, PA 16001.
When the Municipality receives your application and fee, the Secretary/Treasurer will fax a copy of the application to their Driveway Enforcement Officer and the Township Engineer. The Driveway Enforcement Officer and Engineer will then contact you directly to arrange a convenient time to meet at the site to review the sight distance and proposed plans. When all is satisfactory, a Driveway Permit will be issued and construction may begin.
The Township requires a final inspection after the work is completed. You can contact Oakland Township at 724-287-8067 to make arrangements for a final inspection.
If the driveway is more than 5,000 square feet, a stormwater management plan is required.
Any costs that the Township may incur with regards to Engineer review and Stormwater Management Planning will be the responsibility of the resident requesting development.
Oakland Township’s Engineer is: Gannett Fleming Engineer - Thomas Thompson - 724-662-2402
Copy of the Pennsylvania Code for Driveways can be obtained here: