What is the difference between a Type I and Type II permit and why does Cranberry Township issue permits that way?
Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code applies to certain types of structures and requires building permits for them, while exempting others; the ones that are required are called Type I permits. However Cranberry also requires permits for certain accessory structures and structures which are exempt from the state code to make sure they satisfy the Township’s zoning regulations. Those are called Type II permits.

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1. What Building Codes are enforced by the Township?
2. What is the difference between a Type I and Type II permit and why does Cranberry Township issue permits that way?
3. Do I need a permit for a deck, shed, or addition to my home or porch?
4. How do I obtain a building permit for a swimming pool (in-ground or above-ground)?
5. Are permits required when finishing a residential basement?
6. Does a children’s play-set require a permit?
7. Does a fence require a permit?
8. How many new homes are built in Cranberry Township per year?
9. What is the required guardrail height for a deck, balcony, or porch?
10. Why are certain builders permitted to build in the Township even though there are complaints against them?
11. Do plans for a new house or addition have to be stamped by an architect or engineer?
12. Who does electrical inspections in Cranberry Township?
13. What are the regulations for a septic system and who enforces them?
14. What buildings require sprinkler systems for fire suppression?
15. Does Cranberry regulate signs?
16. Does the township have its building codes available to view?
17. How much will my building permit cost?
18. Do I need a building permit before starting construction or alteration work?
19. Do I need a permit to build a new driveway onto my property?
20. How can I get an application for a building permit?
21. How much notice do I need to give to arrange an inspection for my building permit?
22. How long does it take to get a Residential building permit?
23. Do I need to pay for a permit when I drop off the application?
24. How many sets of plans do I need to submit with my building permit application?
25. Can I fax my residential building permit application to you?
26. Is there an ordinance prohibiting high grass?
27. Are there regulations regarding junk vehicles?
28. What are the regulations regarding dilapidated or unoccupied buildings?
29. Can I build a pond, and if so what are the regulations?
30. Can a single family residence be a rental property?
31. How do I file a complaint regarding building, zoning or property maintenance?
32. Is there a noise ordinance regarding barking dogs?
33. Who do I contact about stormwater issues?
34. Do I need a permit to do landscaping work within my yard?
35. Do I need a permit to install a concrete slab or paver type patio?
36. Do I need a permit to install a retaining wall?
37. Where can I find information on building a code-compliant deck for my house?
38. Do I need a permit to install new shingles or siding on my home?
39. Are building inspections available on Saturday or Sunday?
40. Can I hire my own Building Inspector for work done in Cranberry Township?