FAQ's

If you have a question that is not covered here or anywhere else on this site,  please don’t hesitate to either give us a call or complete our online form.  

ADMINISTRATION:

When do the Supervisors meet and who can attend their meeting?

The Board of Supervisors Meeting is held the 1st Wed of every month @ 7:00 PM EST. It is a public meeting anyone can attend. If you have something to discuss, please sign up for the Public Comments section of the meeting.  Each person signed up will have 3 minutes to civilly discuss or present their topic.

 

BURNING/RECYCLING:

Can I burn leaves or trash within Township limits?

Yes

 

Do we have a recycling program?

We offer recycling bins for your use, but all recycling would be through your current waste disposal provider.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Considering purchasing a property in Oakland Township?

All tax information is available from: Sherry Filges, Tax Collector - 724-285-8181.
Oakland Township does not have water or sewage service.
Oakland Township does not have zoning.
Trash/Recycling: Each resident/owner arranges for their own trash pickup. The township does not have any one particular service.


Where do I send for a municipal no lien letter and what is the cost?

Municipal lien letters are generally requested by your lender or your closing agent. The request should be made in writing with a $25.00 check enclosed made out to Oakland Township, 565 Chicora Road, Butler, PA 16002. 

Who do I call to report road kill or have a dead deer removed from a road?

State Roads:  1-800-FIX-ROAD/1-800-349-7623

Township Roads:  1-814-432-3187

ORDINANCES:

Does the Township have a burning ordinance?

Oakland Township does not have a burning ordinance.

 

Does the Township have a dog barking ordinance?

Yes, please refer to Chapter 2, Article 1.

 

Does the Township have a weed ordinance?

No.

 

Is there a nuisance ordinance?

Not specifically, but please refer to all ordinances for specific issues.

 

PROJECTS/PERMITS:

What's the best way to get my questions answered regarding projects I'm thinking about doing?

Attend a Board of Supervisors meeting the first Wednesday of each month or a Planning Commission meeting the second Tuesday of each month.

 

When do I need to call PA One Call?

You must notify PA One Call at 811 prior to digging. They will notify all of the utility companies that serve your property to mark buried lines

 

When do I need a building permit?

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

 

A permit is required whenever an owner or agent intends to construct, move, re-locate, enlarge, alter, or demolish any residential dwelling. This would include work such as:    New dwellings and structures, including modular home and mobile home installation (new or used), Additions of any size, Most decks that are over 30-inches in height at any point above the ground, Sunrooms.

For all projects, please review the UCC and check in with the township before beginning to verify what permits are needed.

For more information, please visit our Permits & Forms Section.

Does Oakland Township have zoning?

No

 

Is a building permit required for an above-ground pool?

Please be advised that a UCC Building Permit is required prior to the installation and/or construction of all above-ground swimming pools more than 24” deep and all in-ground swimming pools.

 

Is a permit required to install new windows or siding?

No

 

Is a permit required to pave or concrete an existing driveway?

Yes

 

Is a permit required to replace shingles on a roof?

No

 

Is a subdivision required to give a son/daughter a piece of your property to build a house?

Yes

 

I want to subdivide my property, where do I start?

Start with our Subdivision Worksheet.  Please visit our Subdivisions Page for more details.

 

To whom do I refer questions about on-lot disposal systems / pumping program?

Doug Duncan, please visit our Sewage Permit page for more details.

 

What are the setbacks in Oakland Township?

76.5 Fee from the center of the road, 60 feet from side of the road, 15 feet from all other property lines.

 

What fees are charged to the public for certain services?

Please see Oakland Township Fee Schedule Resolution 2017-03.

 

TAXES:

Does Oakland Township have a Per Capita Tax?

Yes.  Each resident or inhabitant over 18 years of age in Oakland Township shall annually pay for the use of the Township of Butler per capita tax of $5.

 

Does Oakland Township have a wage tax?

Yes.  Oakland Township has a 1% Earned Income Tax payable quarterly to Berkheimer Associates. For more information please visit our Earned Income Tax page.

 

May I pay my real estate taxes at the Township Municipal Office?

No, all taxes are handled through our Tax Collector, Sherry Filges.

 

VOTING:

Where do I vote?

Faith Fellowship Alliance Church Social Hall

200 Faith Way - Fared Drive, Butler

 

Where do I register to vote?

Please contact the Butler County Bureau of Elections, 124 West Diamond Street, Butler, PA 16001

(724) 284-5309.

565 Chicora Road ~ Butler, PA  16001

phone: 724-287-8067

fax: 724-287-3979

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