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Fencing cannot exceed 4 feet in height in the front yard(s) and cannot obstruct any vehicular vision. Fencing cannot exceed 6 feet 6 inches in height in the side and rear yard. Decorative fencing can face either side; property owner’s preference. While fencing can be located directly on the property line, the Township strongly recommends the fence be placed inside the property line to allow enough room for maintenance on both sides without infringing on the neighboring property. Corner lots are considered to have 2 front yards. For more information on corner lots, please refer to the Corner Lot Diagram (PDF). Any fence installed within the right-of-way or over an easement is at your own risk.
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Yes, a carport requires a residential permit and you must follow the garage/accessory structure guidelines.
At grade decks 30 inches or less in height do not require a permit.
Home occupations (business) are permitted and require a Home Occupation Permit for a one-time fee of $100. For more information, view
North Huntingdon Township has 15 business days to review residential building permits and 30 business days for commercial permits.
Payment for building permits are taken when the permit has been approved.
Permits are required for the following: - All Swimming Pools - Commercial Addition - Commercial Construction - Deck With Roof - Detached Garage - Elevated Deck (31 inches or higher) - Home Occupation - Larger Windows - New House Construction - Residential Addition - Retaining Walls Above 4 feet - Signs - Storage Shed
Permits are not required for the following: - Deck 30 Inches or Less - Home Siding and Retaining Walls 4 Feet or Less - Patio Slab - Repaving of Driveway - Replacement of Same-Size Windows - Replacement of Shingles
Less than 4 feet does not require a permit. Over 4 feet requires an engineered design and permit application.
The following is a breakdown in shed permits: - Under 200 square feet requires a $25 Zoning Permit Application. - 200 square feet or larger requires a Residential Building Permit Application. - 100 square feet or smaller can be located 5 feet from the side and rear property lines. - 101 square feet or larger must be a minimum of 10' from side & rear property lines. - Only 1 shed permitted per lot.
Setbacks are dependent on the zoning district. Contact the Planning and Zoning Office to determine current zoning.
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All pools, in-ground and above-ground, require a Swimming Pool Permit. Follow setbacks the same as an accessory structure (Corner lots please refer to Corner Lot reference diagram). Temporary fencing or barrier must be provided during construction.
Driveways may not exceed 25 feet in width at road edge back to the right-of-way line. It may be wider beyond the right-of-way.
Corner lots fall under different guidelines for front and side property lines. For more information, refer to the
For more information on Grading, Excavations, and Filling please view our Grading Ordinance