Zoning Permits, Building Permits, Property Maintenance & Code enforcement
Building permit regulations are based on International Building Code 2000 & 2006, the Avalon, Bellevue, Ben Avon Joint Zoning Ordinance currently in effect (April 2009), as well as any other ordinances pertaining to property maintenance that are currently on the books. Keep in mind that some projects require building plans and/or surveys to be included with your applications. *Not sure if you need a permit? Please call Avalon Borough or Harshman before starting your project.*
ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS Occasionally, your project may require an electrical inspection. Avalon Borough’s electrical inspector may be reached by calling Harshman CE Group LLC at 724-993-4505.
Any work being completed in Avalon Borough that changes the footprint of the building or adds an accessory structure to the property will require a Zoning Permit. Any new or replacement fences, retaining walls, sidewalks, driveways, and swimming pools will need a Zoning Review and a Zoning Permit. The Zoning Officer is David Haslett. Find more info at the Zoning Section of our website.
PROPERTY SALES & REFINANCING
Avalon Borough Ordinance #1305 also requires that an Occupancy Inspection, a Dye Test, a Tax Certification and a Lien Letter be completed prior to closing when selling your property. If you are selling your property and are unsure how to proceed, please call the Avalon Borough Administration Office or click on the Property Sales & Refinance Procedures link for step by step instructions.