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Certificate of Use and Occupancy

Review Administrative Order 2017-2 for requirements pertaining to requirements for certificates of use and occupancy for existing residential and non-residential structures.

General Requirements for all Existing Structures:

  • The owner of record or an authorized agent may request a copy of the current Certificate of Use and Occupancy. If a valid Certificate of Use and Occupancy is on file with the Township, a copy will be provided.

  • Existing structures that do not have a valid Certificate of Use and Occupancy require the owner to complete an Application for Certificate of Use and Occupancy, pay the applicable fees and schedule an inspection with a Code Official.  Per the Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act (MCOCA) – PA Act 133 of 2016, any documented violation(s) shall be classified as either a basic violation or a substantial violation. Inspection results shall determine the type of Certificate to be issued. Refer to Section 3 for Certificate types.

    

  • If a change of use occurs on the premises, even if there is a valid Certificate of Use and Occupancy on file for the previous use, the owner must follow the procedures described above for existing structures that do not have a valid Certificate of Use and Occupancy.

  • Any owner or authorized agent requesting a re-issuance of an existing Certificate of Use and Occupancy must follow the same procedures described above for existing structures that do not have a valid Certificate of Use and Occupancy. At the Director of Code Compliance’s discretion, a re-issuance for a name change only may be granted without an inspection for a nominal fee as listed on the current fee schedule.






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