The following is a step-by-step list of our Building Permit procedures, fees, and other notes that may assist you in understanding the regulations involved.
1. Applications may be obtained at the Township Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or by mail. Checks are payable to Lehman Township. Inspector is available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
2. The Township requires a completed Building Permit application (signed and dated), copy of deed, copy of survey, copy of site plan, 3 sets of Building Plans, signed Trespass Waiver, Agent authorization (if applicable), Workers Compensation Insurance form and check payable to Lehman Township. Building fees will be determined by Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU) after review of your plans.
3. Once the Building Inspector has approved your application, you will be responsible for inspection requests. Some of the various inspections involved include: footers, foundation, concrete slab, rough plumbing, framing & masonry, special and final inspections.
** PLEASE NOTE that after the foundation is in, all work MUST cease until a Certified Foundation Survey Plan has been submitted, reviewed and approved by the Building and Zoning Officers. Inspection requests may be telephoned in during regular business hours, and will be placed in the Inspection Log Book for the following business day. However, a request for FINAL INSPECTION MUST BE IN WRITING ON PROVIDED FORM. To save time and re-inspection fee costs, make arrangements in advance so that the Building Inspector has access to the areas he will need to inspect. All temporary/permanent stairs must be installed.
4. In order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy, an Electrical Certificate, if applicable, must be submitted to the Building Inspector prior to the Final Inspection. Final Inspection to be submitted on provided form.
The Township also requires, prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, an inspection certificate, provided by a qualified individual, for all buildings using a gas appliance and any energy connection, other than electric, to verify that the installation is safe and in accordance with the manufacturers or trade specifications.
5. Occupancy of any structure prior to the Certificate of Occupancy’s issuance is unlawful, and will not be permitted. Avoid problems. If your builder has informed you of job completion, consult the Township Office to verify that your Certificate of Occupancy has been issued.
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Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU)
1010 Albright Ave.
Scranton, PA 18508