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What is a building permit?
A building permit is the permission granted by a local government to build a specific structure or reconfigure an existing building at a particular site. For example, when an individual desires to construct a small office building or home, a building permit must be obtained from the Township to allow the construction to proceed legally.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. When is a residential building permit required?
3. Is a permit required for a roof replacement?
4. Why can't I find a permit application on-line?
5. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater, furnace, heat pump and/or boiler, etc.?
6. What is a Certificate of Use and Occupancy?
7. How can I obtain a copy of a valid certificate of use and occupancy for my residential property?
8. Is the burning of refuse, leaves and trimmings permitted in Manheim Township?
9. Are recreational fires permitted in Manheim Township?
10. Do I need a permit to install a fire alarm, and/or burglary, panic or robbery alarm system in my home or business?
11. How do I hire a reputable contractor for my construction project and must my contractor be licensed?
12. Do you have any information on decks and deck safety?
13. Do you have any tips on saving energy in our home?
14. What is a radon control system and how do they work?
15. Where can I find information on housing assistance for owners, landlords or developers?
16. Do you have a mosquito complaint?
17. Who are the third-party, non-residential, electrical inspectors contracted by the Township?
18. How do I sign up for news and alert notifications?
19. What are the regulations for posting an "issue sign" (i.e. political signs)?
20. Does the Township require an inspection of a property before the property is sold or title transferred?
21. If I file a complaint with the Township, will it remain confidential?

Manheim Township • 1840 Municipal Drive • Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601 • 717-569-6408
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