Construction Permitting

Contractor Registration FormPermit Applications:

Building Permit
Electrical Permit
Mechanical Permit
Plumbing Permit

Complete permit applications may be emailed to lansdownepermits@borough.lansdowne.pa.us

One one and two unit construction projects are residential. Construction in excess of two units are commercial and different fees will apply.

Permitting Process:

  • Obtain prerequisite Zoning Permit and HARB Certificate of Appropriateness approvals, if needed
  • Obtain application for what trade in which you are working; IE. building, electrical. plumbing and mechanical.
  • Fill out application, submit with appropriate permit fees.
  • Application is submitted for review with Code Department for code compliance, if approved, the applicant will be notified via phone call that permit is approved and ready for pick up at Borough Hall.
  • If denied, you will be notified via email from Code Official with reason for permit denial and what revisions, additional details, or comments maybe be needed to gain approval for your permit submission.

Be sure to include your Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration  number or copy of the ID card.

A copy of the signed contract of both parties.

A copy of the general liability insurance showing the Borough of Lansdowne as a Certificate Holder and Workmen’s Compensation insurance info, if needed.

Residential Permit Fees

Residential permit fees can be found at  Residential Construction Permit Fees

Commercial Construction Permits 


Commercial Permits

Commercial Construction permits for three or more Residential  dwelling units or a commercial business project will be issued through the Code Department.

Permit applications can be obtained at: Construction Permits Depending on the complexity of the project, blue prints maybe required. Commercial permits may be obtained by using the following process:

  • Obtain prerequisite Zoning Permit and HARB Certificate of Appropriateness approvals, if needed
  • Obtain application for what trade in which you are working; IE. building, electrical. plumbing and mechanical.
  • Fill out application, submit with appropriate permit fees.
  • PA state requires sealed drawing for most commercial work
  • If plans are required, three (3) sets of sealed drawing by a PA registered Architect or Engineer are to submitted with permit              application.
  • Application and plans, if needed, are submitted for review with Code Department for code compliance, if approved, the                    applicant will be notified via phone call that permit is approved and ready for pick up at Borough Hall.
  • If denied, you will be notified via email from Code Official with reason for permit denial and what plan revisions, additional                details, or comments maybe be needed to gain approval for your permit application.

All contractors and subcontractors working under commercial construction permits must become a registered contractor with Lansdowne Borough.

Obtain Contractor registration form from Borough hall or see below.

Submit Contractor registration application with appropriate registration fee.

A copy of the general liability insurance showing the Borough of Lansdowne as a Certificate Holder and Workmen’s Compensation insurance info is needed.

A copy of the signed contract of both parties.

Commercial  Permit Fees

Commercial  permit fees can be found at Commercial Construction Permit Fees

Contractor Registration Application and Fees

Commercial Contractor registration application and fees can be found at Contractor Registration Form