Building Permits

Building and Zoning Information

The Borough would like to remind residents and property owners that permits are required to repair, construct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a building or structure; change the use or occupancy of a building or structure requiring greater strength, exit, or sanitary provisions; or to install or alter any plumbing, electrical, mechanical equipment or systems. In accordance with Act 45 as mandated by the state of Pennsylvania, Highspire Borough has passed an ordinance adopting the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) as the standard for building, construction, remodeling, and repairs.

The following is a quick list of items requiring a permit. Other items may be included which are not listed. Please check with the Codes/Zoning Department before beginning any work.

New ConstructionSidewalks / DrivewaysWood / Coal / Pellet Stoves
Decks & PatiosShedsChimneys
RoofingRemodelingAccessory Structures
Additions / Alterations of Electric or PlumbingAdditions / Alterations of Structures Swimming Pools capable of holding 24" or more of water

**As a reminder; all contractors who perform more than $5,000 of work each year must register their business or themselves with the Pennsylvania Attorney Generals Office.

The intent of the Borough’s Building Codes and Zoning laws are to ensure public safety, health, and welfare. An application for a permit is to be filed with the Code Enforcement Officer and no work shall commence until a permit is issued.

Permit Applications

Copies of permit applications are available by clicking on the appropriate link. Applications must be filled out in their entirety. A Workers Compensation form must be submitted with all permit applications.

There may be other forms, that are not available online, that are required to be filled out. Please check with the Codes/Zoning Office.