I want to open a sole proprietor business in a leased unit. What do I have to do?

You must check with the Building Department, giving them the location and a description of your proposed business as well as any proposed renovations to the unit. The Building Department will work with you to determine the type of permit and submittals needed to meet applicable zoning and building code requirements. Each type of business and each existing unit are unique and so may require different types of approvals depending on the circumstances. For more information, please contact Russell Penn, Building and Code Official at 724-981-0800.

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1. I am building an addition to my home, adding a deck, or putting in a swimming pool, who do I call?
2. Do I need a contractor license?
3. Do I need a permit for changing windows, doors, or installing vinyl siding?
4. Do I need a permit to re-shingle my house?
5. My proposed addition is too close to the property line - is it ok to build with my neighbors permission?
6. Will the City locate where my property pins are located?
7. What are the regulations for fencing? Do I need a permit?
8. My neighbor’s tree/shrubbery is encroaching on my property - what can the City do?
9. Do you have drawings of my property at the City Building?
10. Do you have copies of my deed available?
11. I want to open a sole proprietor business in a leased unit. What do I have to do?
12. Do I need to obtain a permit for a shed?
13. Do I need to obtain a permit to own chickens?
14. Do I need a permit for a home-based occupation?