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Commercial Building Permit Application

  1. North Strabane Township
    Department of Building Code Enforcement
    1929 Route 519 S
    Canonsburg, PA 15317

    Phone: 724-745-8880
    Fax: 724-745-8935

  2. Commercial Building Permit Application Requirements

    Construction drawings are necessary to obtain a building permit for most structures. Only complete applications that include construction drawings and other required documents, as described below, will be accepted for review.

    Plans and drawings supplied for planning or zoning review and approval will not be transferred to the building department. Copies of the approved site plans must be submitted along with the construction plans.

    Once plans are submitted, any revision to the project that alters the original description must be approved.

    This checklist is provided to insure you have all materials necessary to submit for your project. This checklist will be used to review your application submittal for acceptance. Plans will not be accepted if the checklist is not followed.

    All documents are to be prepared, sealed and signed by a licensed Architect or professional engineer under the Architects Licensure Law (63 P.S. sections 34.1 to 34.22), or the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P.S. Sections 148 to 158.2)

    For questions or to schedule an appointment contact the Building Department.

  3. General Requirements for Submittal (as Applicable)

    • Completed Permit Application. 
    • Site Plan showing the dimensions and setbacks of existing and proposed structures. 
    • Contractors Certificate of Workers Compensation, listing the Township as the certificate holder, or waiver. 
    • Proof of property ownership. (Deed or Tax Receipt) 
    • Proof of accepted means of sewage disposal. (septic / municipal) 
    • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Highway Occupancy Permit, if accessing a state highway. 
    • Application for road occupancy if accessing township road. 
    • See attached application requirements for commercial plan submission. Apply requirements as applicable. 
    • All documents which are prepared by state licensed professional(s) shall be stamped and wet signed (including revisions) before issuance of permits. 
    • Proof of electrical plan review and approval from Middle Department Inspection Agency 
    • 3 complete sets of architectural / structural drawings (At least 1 set 30 inches by 42 inches) 
    • Energy compliance documentation (Envelope, Mechanical, Lighting) 
    • For sites with multiple buildings or structures on 1 parcel; provide a separate application and address or designation for each.

  4. Commercial Building Permit Application

  5. Applicant Name

  6. Applicant is:

  7. Owner Name

  8. Property Information (Location of Proposed Work):

  9. Zoning Information

  10. Purpose of Application

  11. Declaration of Applicant

    I hereby certify that all the statements contained above are, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct and hereby apply for a building permit to perform the work on the premises as described above. I further understand that I must comply with the provisions of all laws and ordinances as adopted by the Township and the Unified Construction Code of Pennsylvania.

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