What is the process for obtaining a building permit?

Building permits, both commercial and residential, are required in the Township of Hampton to erect, modify, remove or repair all structures. This includes everything from new building constructions and additions to accessory structures such as sheds, garages, and fences. A permit is also required for signs, both temporary and permanent. Supplemental documents such as a survey or plans are required for most building permits. The specific supplemental items required to obtain a building permit depend on what type of permit application you will need.  By State law, the Township has 15 business days to process residential building permits and 30 business days to process commercial building permits; however, turn-around time is often 1-2 weeks, depending on the complexity of the review.  

Building permits vary in cost and scope according to the type of construction. The basic building permit fees and supplemental requirements are listed on each individual application. For more information about building permits and fees, please contact the Permitting Office located at 3101 McCully Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 412-486-0400 Extension 1304.

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1. What is the process for obtaining a building permit?
2. What types of structures require a permit?
3. How long will it take to get an answer on my permit application?
4. Will I need engineered plans?
5. Can I use a hard top / retractable / auto cover instead of a fence for my in-ground pool?
6. Do I need a permit to install or improve a driveway or patio?
7. Can I get a verbal answer on my plans?
8. What do I need if I'm putting a fence on my property?
9. How do I schedule a building inspection?
10. Can I have chickens on my property?
11. What do I need if I'm putting in a pool or hot tub?
12. What do I need if I have to do excavation on my property?
13. How do I get a demolition permit?
14. How do I go about getting a conditional use permit?