Building Permits

A building permit is required for constructing, remodeling and renovation of any building or accessory structure thereof.

Except for replacing shingles on roofs, painting (exterior or interior), carpet replacement and other improvements classified as cosmetics, Akron Borough residents are required under the Pennsylvania Law, UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE, to obtain a permit for all other work.

The Borough Building Code Official is responsible for approving permit applications and conducting the required inspections.

Permit applications can be obtained at the Borough Office during normal business hours or at the links below.

All applications must be returned to the Borough Office for processing.

It’s Now the Law

HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (Act 132 of 2008) is effective July 1, 2009. Contractors who perform home improvements after July 1, 2009 are required to have registered with the Office of Attorney General. After they are approved they will receive a certification and a registration number that must be displayed on all contracts, estimates and proposals. To avoid delays in receiving building permits assure your building contractor is approved by the State.