On July 6, 2004, Macungie Borough
Council adopted the Uniform Construction Code, Act No. 45 of 1999 and
the amendments. The
Uniform Construction Code applies to the construction, alteration, repair, movement, equipment, removal, demotion, location, maintenance,
occupancy or change of occupancy of every building or structure which
occurs on or after April 9, 2004 and all existing structures that are
not legally occupied.
2018 Fee Schedule (pdf)
Construction permits are required:
Building Permit Application
(pdf) is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move,
demolish or change the occupancy of a commercial or
residential building, structure or facility regulated by the
Uniform Construction Code. Permits are also required to erect,
install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace
any electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing system regulated by
the Uniform Construction Code.
Exclusions and Exceptions - List of exclusions and exceptions
for required permits.
(pdf) must be included with the Building Application.
Curb and Sidewalk Permit Application (pdf) - when replacing or installing curb and/or sidewalk.
Curb and Sidewalk Specs
Demolition Permit Application -
when demolishing a structure.
Safeguards for Demolition/Construction
Electrical Permit Application (pdf) is
required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove,
convert or replace any electrical system regulated by the Uniform
Questionnaire (pdf) must be submitted with the Zoning
Application when installing or replacing a fence or wall
(pdf) is required to erect, install, enlarge,
alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any mechanical system
regulated by the Uniform Construction Code.
(pdf) must be submitted with
each building or zoning permit along with plot plan of entire
Plumbing Permit Application -
required when adding new or relocating existing fixtures. A
Plumbing Plan Application is required unless noted in
Pool Permit Application
(pdf) is required to erect or replace all
swimming pools greater than 24" in depth.
for information on
fees and zoning requirements
must be submitted with the Zoning Application when installing or replacing a shed.
Street Opening Permit (pdf)
is required when cutting into a Borough street
for utility and curbing.
Subdivision and Land Development Plan Submission Application
must be submitted to go before the Planning Commission.
Subdivision Escrow Agreement
Zoning Application (pdf)
- for certain sheds and garages over 200 sq. ft., fences or walls under 6'
in height, decks more than 18" above grade, patios, signs and driveways
a building permit maybe required also.
(pdf) must be included.
Change of Use or Occupancy - when changing uses
or adding units to a dwelling as a
Home Occupation or for a
Banner Permit (pdf) - For installation of an event banner
across Main Street (Rt. 100)
Fireworks (pdf) - required for all fireworks displays within
Garage/Yard Sale Permit (pdf) - Only 4 yard sale permits, per
household, per year are permitted. The permit cost is $6.00
for one day or $12.00 up to 3 days.
Joint Building Board of Appeals Appeal Application -
Instructions and Application form
Moving (pdf) - All residents moving In, out or within the
Borough are required to complete this form.
Transient Retail Permit (pdf) - Transient Retail Permits
(Soliciting Permits) cost $10.00 per person/day or
$25.00/person/week; each person in the group needs their own