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Construction Permits       Other Borough Permits

   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. 

2017 Fee Schedule (pdf)

The following Construction permits are required:

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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.

Plot Plan (pdf) must be included with the Building Application.

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Change of Use or Occupancy - when changing uses or adding units to a dwelling as a Home Occupation or for a Commercial Use

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Curb and Sidewalk Permit Application (pdf) - when replacing or installing curb and/or sidewalk.  Curb and Sidewalk Specs

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Demolition Permit Application - when demolishing a structure. Demolition Guidelines       Safeguards for Demolition/Construction

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Electrical Permit Application (pdf) is required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical system regulated by the Uniform Construction Code.

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Fence and Wall Questionnaire (pdf) must be submitted with the Zoning Application when installing or replacing a fence or wall. 

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HVAC Permit Application (pdf) is required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any mechanical system regulated by the Uniform Construction Code.

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Plot Plan (pdf) must be submitted with each building or zoning permit along with plot plan of entire property.

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Plumbing Permit Application - required when adding new or relocating existing fixtures.  A Plumbing Plan Application is required unless noted in building plans.

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Pool Permit Application (pdf) is required to erect or replace all swimming pools greater than 24" in depth.  Click for information on fees and zoning requirements

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Shed Questionnaire (pdf) must be submitted with the Zoning Application when installing or replacing a shed.

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Street Opening Permit (pdf) is required when cutting into a Borough street for utility and curbing.

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Subdivision and Land Development Plan Submission Application must be submitted to go before the Planning Commission.  Submission Info   Subdivision Escrow Agreement

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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.  Plot Plan (pdf) must be included.

Other Borough Permits

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Banner Permit (pdf) - For installation of an event banner across Main Street (Rt. 100)

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Fireworks (pdf) - required for all fireworks displays within the Borough

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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.

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Joint Building Board of Appeals Appeal Application - Instructions and Application form

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Moving (pdf) - All residents moving In, out or within the Borough are required to complete this form.

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Soliciting

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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 permit.

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