Certificate Required, No Permit

Projects that require a Borough Certificate but are excluded from Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code and are exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit. Local amendments relating to these items are allowed.

- Detached garages, carports, sheds, or greenhouses less than 1,000 square feet that are accessory to a single-family dwelling
- All residential repairs – ordinary, emergency, or otherwise, unless the repair includes a structural change or affects means of egress
- Replacement of residential equipment
- Residential alterations (remodeling, renovations, maintenance, etc.) that are not structural in nature
- Installation of solar panels, geothermal systems, windmills and other alternative energy source equipment and structures (Some municipalities consider the installation of equipment on existing roofs to be structure alterations, and thus require permits without having a local amendment.)
- Finish work, including: painting, papering, carpeting, tile work, cabinetry, countertops, etc.
- Sidewalks, driveways, and other flatwork
- Swimming pools with a water depth of less than 24 inches
- Window replacements
- Installation of residential elevators and lifts for use in a single dwelling unit (There are Department of Labor and Industry regulations separate from the UCC for elevators and lifts.)