Building permits are required for the following commercial and residential projects in Findlay Township: new construction and additions, remodeling and alterations (with the exception of residential remodeling and alterations that do not involve structural changes or changes in the means of egress), decks (where the floor of the deck is more than 30 inches above grade-a zoning permit only is still required for decks less than 30 inches above grade), and swimming pools (both in-ground and above-ground pools with water depth greater than 2 feet).
Building permits are also required for all commercial detached miscellaneous use/utility structures such as garages, carports, greenhouses, storage sheds, etc. A building permit may or may not be required for a residential use/utility structure depending on the type of residence the structure is accessory to and the size of the structure. Building permit fees are based on the square footage of the proposed construction.
All construction is inspected by the Findlay Township Inspection Department for compliance with the 2009 International Building Code (commercial), and the 2009 International Residential Code. If you are not sure if your project requires a building permit, please contact the Findlay Township Building Inspection Department at 724-695-0500 before you start construction.