Building & Zoning

Township Code

Building Permits

Building permits, both commercial and residential, are required in Richland Township to erect, modify, and/or repair structures. This includes, but is not limited to: new homes, new commercial buildings, structural changes to existing buildings, additions, accessory structures 1,000 square feet or greater, decks, and swimming pools.  Permit applications are available below, or they can be picked up from the Township building at 4019 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.   All permit applications must be approved prior to beginning construction.

Zoning Permits

A zoning permit is required for new construction projects including, but not limited to: fences, sheds, accessory structures less than 1,000 square feet, and signs.

Demolition Permits

Residential demolitions require the Township’s building permit application (above), and a signed copy of the Demolition Regulations (below).

Commercial demolitions require the Township’s permit application (above) and a permit from the Allegheny County Health Department.

Driveway Permits

Grading Permits

Logging Permits

Occupancy Permits (Businesses)

*Must be secured to operate any business in Richland Township.

Solicitor’s Permits

Solicitor’s permits can be obtained from the Northern Regional Police Department (724-625-3156).

Stormwater Sump Pits

Land Developments and Subdivisions

Variances, Special Exceptions, Interpretation Rulings

Commercial Plan Reviews


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