Zoning Map of Mont Alto   You will be able  enlarge this map for better viewing in next screen

 Zoning Ordinance Information is listed below.  Any questions regarding Zoning  you may contact Shannon Schake (Zoning Officer for the Borough of Mont Alto) Call 717-809-2210 email: code2@pacodealliance.com

 

#538 Flood Plain Ordinance 2012

Land Use Application

Check List For Land Use Permit Application Important information for anyone obtaining a new land use application permit.

A Land Use Application is issued by the Borough for multiple purposes. Primarily, the Land Use  Application allows the Borough Zoning Officer to review the planned activity to determine if it complies with the Zoning Ordinance. Such items as building setbacks, building height, the amount of lot coverage, and planned use of the building are compared with the restrictions of the Zone in which the activity is planned. If the project complies with the Zoning Ordinance, a Land Use Permit will be issued. If a conflict with the Ordinance is evident, the Application will be denied and the reason for denial will be provided to the applicant. The applicant can make the required changes to conform to the Ordinance and resubmit the Application, or a request for a Zoning Variance can be filed with the Borough.

The Land Use Permit process also provides the Borough with information on projects that may have impact on property value assessments. For this reason, most major improvements require a Land Use Permit.

Fees due at time Application submitted:
$20.00 up to $2,000.00
$2,001 and over is $20.00 + $2.00 for each $1,000.00 of improvement over $2,000.
Maximum Fee = $4,000.00
If using a contractor ( proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance) is required

BUILDING PERMITS

A Building Permit is issued by a third party Permit and Inspection Agency for many activities. These include new construction, additions, and a variety of home improvements and alterations.
The requirement for a building permit process was initiated when the State of Pennsylvania adopted the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) in July, 2004. The UCC defines standards for building construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, energy conservation, handicap accessibility and other factors involved in construction activities. The primary purposes of the UCC are to ensure safety, establish minimum quality standards, and maximize energy conservation in construction projects, both residential and commercial.
The Building permit involves review of plans to determine compliance with current Construction Codes, and a series of inspections as the project progresses to ensure Code compliance. On completion of the project, Use and Occupancy Certificates are issued to complete the process.

When the Borough of Mont Alto issues a Land Use Permit and your project also requires a Building Permit you may choose one of the following agencies.

Commonwealth Code Inspection Service (CCIS)
1102 Sheller Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201
717-262-0081
HOURS: Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Accredited Services, Inc. (ASI)
46 S Potomac Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Phone 717-762-7065
Fax 717-762-5333
  Email
Website:
HOURS: Monday to Friday 8 am to noon and/or by appointment

PA Municipal Code Alliance, Inc. (PMCA)
380 Wayne Ave
Chambersburg, PA  17201
Phone 717-496-4996
Fax 717-446-0586
Email
Hours:  Monday thru Friday   8:00 am to 4 pm (Closed Federal Holidays)
Website

 

APPLICATION FOR DEMOLITION PERMITS

No fee collected for Demolition Permits
Application for Demolition Permits are issued by the Borough of Mont Alto, in much the same manner as Land Use Permits. The main intent of a Demolition Permit is to maintain a record of structure removal for assessment purposes.
The issuance of a Borough Demolition Permit does not release the applicant from the responsibility for acquiring a UCC Demolition Permit. This permit, obtained from a third party Permit and Inspection Agency, provides for periodic inspections before, during and after the demolition process to ensure that all utilities have been disconnected and materials are removed and disposed of safely and in compliance with environmental regulations. A final inspection is made to make sure no unsafe conditions exist and that the earth is restored to its original condition after demolition completion.

WHAT PERMITS DO I NEED?

Land Use and Building Permit requirements can be confusing when planning a project. The following table is provided to illustrate which permits are required in Mont Alto.
ACTIVITY LAND USE PERMIT UCC BUILDING PERMIT
NEW HOME Yes Yes
ADDITION TO EXISTING HOME Yes Yes
REMODEL INTERIOR OF HOME
NO STRUCTURAL OR EGRESS CHANGE No No
STRUCTURAL OR EGRESS CHANGE Yes Yes
SIDING
REPLACE WITH SAME TYPE Yes No
REPLACE WITH DIFFERENT TYPE Yes Yes
ROOFING
REPLACE SHINGLES ONLY No No
REPLACE ANY SHEATHING No Yes
REPLACE WITH DIFFERENT TYPE Yes Yes
DECKS
NEW – ATTACHED TO HOME Yes Yes
NEW – NOT ATTACHED – LESS THAN 30″ HIGH Yes No
NEW – NOT ATTACHED – 30″ OR HIGHER Yes Yes
REPLACE DECKING ONLY No No
REPLACE STRUCTURAL MEMBER No Yes
PORCH
NEW PORCH Yes Yes
REPLACE DECKING ONLY No No
REPLACE STRUCTURAL MEMBER No Yes
FENCE
72″ (6 FT) HIGH OR LESS Yes No
OVER 72″ (6 FT) HIGH Yes Yes
ACCESSORY BUILDINGS (GARAGE, SHED, ETC.)
ACCESSORY TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME
1000 SQUARE FEET OR LESS
Yes No
ACCESSORY TO SINGLE FAMILY HOME
MORE THAN 1000 SQUARE FEET
Yes Yes
ACCESSORY TO TWO FAMILY HOME Yes Yes
COMMERCIAL Yes Yes
AGRICULTURAL Yes No
DRIVEWAYS – NEW REPAVE OR SEALING (NO) Yes No
SWIMMING OR WADING POOLS Yes**
IN-GROUND Yes Yes
ABOVE GROUND
LESS THAN 24″ DEPTH CAPABILITY Yes No
24″ OR MORE DEPTH CAPABILITY Yes Yes
PATIO (CONCRETE) Yes No
PAVERS Yes No
WINDOW OR DOOR REPLACEMEMT
REPLACE WITH SAME SIZE No No
REPLACE WITH DIFFERENT OPENING SIZE No Yes

Ordinances

 Ordinance 634 Adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code – Please read entire text of Ordinance 634 for items that may supersede certain sections of the International Property Maintenance Code.

 

 2015 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE