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Applications & Permits

PDF Document Description

Building Permit Guide

A Building Permit package is required to be completed for all buildings exceeding 1,000-sq. ft., fences over 6 feet high, decks, sheds, any other accessory structure, signs, or solar units, as well as any new single family construction activities. Click on the appropriate folder for the permit information.

Butler County Planning Commission

This application is to be used when applying for a review from the Butler County Planning Commission. The Butler County Planning Commission can be contacted at 724-284-5300 and additional information can be found on their website at

Conditional Use Application

This application is to be used when applying for any Conditional Use function. Typically a meeting would be convened to discuss this in advance and you would be directed to utilize this resource. 

Driveway Permit Application

Application in accordance with Lancaster Township Ordinance #90 which requires homeowners and/or their contractors to obtain a Driveway Permit. Prior to any project related to your existing driveway or creating a new one, it is imperative to speak with the Lancaster Township Roadmaster.

Floodplain Permit

A Permit shall be required before any construction or development is undertaken within any area of Lancaster Township

Subdivision & Land Development Application Guide Checklist, guide, and application procedures for any land development, subdivision, or lot consolidation processes. 

Property Owner Authorization Form 

 This forms gives the contractor permission to act on the property owners behalf in submitting any building permit. 

Right-to-Know Request Form

This form should be utilized to make all Right-to-Know Requests assure compliance with the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. § 66.1 et seq., as amended, by Act 3 of 2008, to provide access to all public records. For additional information pertaining to Right-to-Know Requests in Lancaster Township, please click here. 

Road Occupancy Permit Application 

Required to be completed and submitted prior to any earth disturbance activities within a public roadway or any right-of-way. Please note that open cuts of the improved surface are not approved without approval from the Board of Supervisors.Also known as a street opening permit.  

Solicitor Permit Application 

A license is required of any person engaged in the business of peddler, solicitor, canvasser, transient merchant, road side peddler or itinerant vendor within Lancaster Township.  Please submit this application to Lancaster Township. A solicitors permit is subject to a 5 day approval process. 

Stormwater Small Project Worksheet 

Required to be completed and submitted for all construction projects and any earth moving activities in which a new impervious surface will be created. 

Subdivision Application & Checklist 

Application and submission guide to be used for the subdivision of residential lots. 

Swimming Pool Information 

A guide for the design and construction of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.

Workers Comp Waiver 

Affidavit affirming property owner performing work, no employees, or, claiming a religious exemption. 

Zoning Hearing Board Application

An application is made to the Zoning Hearing Board in order to initiate a variance request or to challenge a determination made by the Lancaster Township Zoning Officer.  

Zoning Map

The Zoning Map of Lancaster Township identifies all the Zoning Districts, Tax/Map/Parcel numbers, and major roadways.