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Applications & Permits

Link to Application and Permit Downloads
Application Requirement Required for Where obtained? Fee
Subdivision and Land Development Plans Reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved by Town Council Development of land with streets, utilities, etc; creating new lots for building construction, changing usage of existing lots. Borough Planner
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3232
Call for information.
Land Use/Use & Occupancy Permit Construction of buildings, additions to or remodeling of existing buildings, construction of parking lots. Also demolition of buildings. Signs/billboards.

Also change in use of commercial building.

Borough Planner
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3232
No fee for Borough review. After Borough approves, applicant must contact PA Municipal Code Alliance at 717-496-4996.
Signs/Billboards Permit

(Use Land Use Application)

Advertising signs and off-premises billboards. Borough Planner
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3232
No fee for Borough review. After Borough approves, applicant must contact PA Municipal Code Alliance (PMCA) at 717-496-4996.
Excavation Permit Any excavation. Penn DOT permit may be required for excavation in State routes. Borough Engineer
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3228
No fee if non-state route.
$10.00 if state route.
Curb, Sidewalk, and Driveway Ramps Permit Construct, repair, replace any curb, sidewalk, or driveway approach on public streets. New driveways on State routes require a permit from Penn DOT. Borough Engineer
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3228
$15.00 for non-state route.
$45.00 for state route.
Zoning Variance Approved by Zoning Hearing Board Relief from zoning regulations such as building set-backs, parking, etc. Borough Planner
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3232
$150.00
Plumbing
(Need to be Borough licensed)
Permit Any plumbing work or work on water or sewer services. Plumbing Inspector
Service Center
80 S. Franklin St.
263-4111
Contact plumbing inspector at 263-4111.

Utility Deposit required for new service.
Electric
(Need to be Borough licensed)
Permit Regulated Electrical Work per Chapter 135 of Chambersburg Code Dispatcher
Service Center
80 S. Franklin St.
263-4111
Utility Deposit required for new service.
Health License Permit Any place that serves food. PA Municipal Code Alliance (PMCA)
380 Wayne Ave.
717-496-4996
Call for information.
Flammable Liquid Storage Permit Placement of storage tanks for flammable liquids, LPG, etc. PA Municipal Code Alliance (PMCA)
380 Wayne Ave.
717-496-4996
Call for information.
Blasting Permit Any and all blasting. PA Municipal Code Alliance (PMCA)
380 Wayne Ave.
717-496-4996
Call for information.
Street Events/Parades Approved by Town Council Assistance from Police and/or Fire Police for traffic and/or crowd control. Borough Secretary
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
261-3254
Fee only if Police coverage is needed.
Rental Inspection No permit needed; however, rental units must be inspected once every three (3) years. All residential rental units. Property Maintenance
Officer
Borough Offices 2nd Fl
100 S. Second St.
263-2337
$75.00 for every three years. Fee is collected at $25.00 every year.
Fire Code and Other
Fire Prevention Issues
Call for information. Auto Body shops, bulk plants compressed gases, dry cleaning plants, garages, grain storage, hazardous materials, LP gas, lumber yards, places of assembly, plastic manufacturer, salvage yards, service stations, this includes home installation, tire rebuilding, welding shops, flammable finished, bowling establishments, ovens and furnaces, tents and air supported structures, combustible fibers, cryogenic liquids, fireworks, magnesium, matches, organic coatings. PA Municipal Code Alliance (PMCA)
380 Wayne Ave.
717-496-4996
Call for information.