To All Permit Applicants
- Please be advised the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (Act 132 of 2008) and the International Building Code mandated by the Department of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and adopted by the Township of Abington are in effect. Contractors who perform home improvements for which the total cash value is $5,000 or more per year are required to register with the Office of Attorney General by July 1. Click here for registration form and details.
- Within the regulations there will be more stringent requirements for plans that are submitted for permits, both commercial and residential;
- Applications for commercial work must include plans prepared by an architect and be complete with electrical, plumbing, HVAC and energy calculations;
- When requested, plans for residential applications must also be prepared by an architect, and include electrical, plumbing, energy and HVAC calculations. Site plans, accurately drawn and calculated, must also be completed and submitted for review for both commercial and residential applications;
- Improperly preparing your application, as noted above, will automatically cause delays in your time schedule for most anticipated work; therefore, ample time should be factored in when preparing your plans. Due to the scope of work to be reviewed, additional time will be required by the Code Department to review the average submittal;
- Any application for a building permit that requires access to a highway falling under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, will not be issued until a Highway Occupancy Permit is issued;
- The Township of Abington is now requiring that all commercial projects be reviewed entirely prior to permit submission to the Township. An entire plan review would consist of Building, Electric, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy, Fire and Accessibility. Applicants must use a state approved third party agency.
- Questions regarding the process can be directed to 267-536-1000 ext. 4.
All contractors who perform work within Abington Township are required to register with the Township.
Please note, when making application for permits where the permit fee is calculated by the cost of the job, a copy of the “work contract” must be submitted with the permit application. As with all permit applications, if this information is not available at the time the application is submitted, you will be asked to return at a later time to complete the process.
- Contractor License
- Contractor Registration - Home Improvements
- Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage Information
General Contractor Information for Community Development's Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program
The below requirements are for those contractors who desire to participate in the Township's Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program.