Code Enforcement

The Department of Planning and Zoning administers Perkasie's building and maintenance codes as well as all zoning matters.

The Code Enforcement Department and Zoning officer work hand in hand with the Perkasie Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board on issues relating to building, renovating, and changing the use of a property/dwelling. See Fee Schedule for administration fees associated with subdivisions, land development, and building and zoning permits.

Building & Zoning Permits

No structure, except for signs stipulated in section 186-76 of the Perkasie Borough Zoning Ordinance, fences, retaining walls under four feet in height, play structures and ground level patios not under roof made of pavers or bricks, shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, moved and no building used or occupied or changed in use until a zoning permit has been secured.

A building permit is required for nearly every form of construction one might perform. There are, however, a few exceptions. You do not need a building permit for activities such as: interior or exterior repair, remodeling or redecorating which does not require any structural change; repair of a deck, floor or banister, provided the work has no structural impact; roof repairs (under 25% of the roof, anything over 25% requires a permit); replacement or repair of windows, doors, siding, or exterior painting of a residence or commercial building does not require a permit.

If you are not sure if the work you are doing on your property, please feel free to contact the Borough offices.

Documents, Forms & Permits

The Borough of Perkasie is now offering a variety of commonly used forms and permits for online viewing and printing. 

Planning Commission

The Perkasie Planning Commission reviews plans for subdivisions and land developments and recommends to Borough Council the approval/disapproval of those plans.  This commission is also actively involved in the development of the borough's comprehensive plans and changes to zoning, subdivision and land development ordinances.

Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board reviews all requests for zoning variances, special exceptions or interpretations of law.  This board has the right of final approval and is not an advisory to Borough Council.

Attention Business Owners

If you own a business in Perkasie Borough, or are considering establishing one, please go to the Welcome Businesses Page for information specific to your needs regarding compliance with borough codes.

Please note that any rental property with more than two residential housing units is considered a business property.  You will need a use and occupancy permit when the property is being bought/sold.  You also have the option to use the Borough's trash program or hire a private hauler if the rental property has four or more units.

 

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Code Enforcement

Documents, Forms & Permits

Planning Commission

Zoning Hearing Board

Business Information

 
 

Perkasie Borough
620 West Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 96
Perkasie, PA 18944

Phone | 215.257.5065
Fax | 215.257.6875

Menlo Aquatics Center | 215.453.7126