119 Cemetery Street, PO Box 339

Clifford, PA 18413

570-222-9364

​​​Clifford Township

Clifford Township Permits


Clifford Township requires permits.  To better assist you in determining the proper forms and procedures required, the first step is to complete the Clifford Township Preliminary Information and return to the township secretary.  There is no fee and you will receive timely feedback.

The list of permits includes demolition, deck, porch, driveway, addition, building, swimming pools, driveway, sewage, building/electrical, mechanical/plumbing, subdivisions, land use and land development.

By Pennsylvania state law, building permit applicants must fill out a Worker’s Compensation Insurance-Coverage Information Form     showing insurance coverage or exemption from such coverage.

 

When building on a township road, one can apply for a Driveway Permit from the Township by downloading the Township Driveway Permit, filling it out and either dropping it off at the township office, or mailing it to Clifford Township, Box 339, Clifford, PA 18413 along with payment of $50.00 for Residential or $80.00 for Commercial. The Road Master will issue the permit after inspecting the property and the requested location of driveway.  If you are building on a state road use the State Driveway Permit.

 

One can apply for a Sewer Permit by getting in touch with Jay Lynch at jaylynch.seo@gmail.com or 570-313-5486.  Mr. Lynch will inform you about what is needed for testing to get a sewer permit approved.

 

To apply for a Building Permit to build a house or large building, one must have proof of a driveway permit, sewer permit and two copies of the blueprint of the structure to be built (three copies for a commercial building). Download and fill out the application for Building/Electrical  and Mechanical/Plumbing  and drop everything off at the township office. When the inspector reviews all the paperwork, he will either make corrections, or issue a permit and determine the required fees. Fees are calculated based on the size of building.

 

You may contact the Township Inspector:

BIU  570-344-9681
wshigo@biuinc.com
For useful information on building codes and check lists for inspections go to:   www.biupa.com

 

To apply for a building permit for an Out Building  download and fill out an application  Building/Electrical and submit with two copies of the blueprints. Note: if there is no electricity in the building, leave that section blank.  Drop everything off at the township office.  After the inspector reviews all the paperwork, he will either make corrections, or issue a permit with fees.  Fees are calculated based on the size of the building. If you are building a building less then 1000 sq. Ft. or an agricultural building fill out a Land Use Permit and drop off at the Township building with a copy of the blue prints.

 

To apply for a building permit for Additions, Deck or Porch you will need to download and fill out an application  Building/Electrical  and provide two copies of the blueprints. Note: if there is no electrical service involved, leave that section blank.  Drop everything off at the township office.  After the inspector reviews all the paperwork, he will either make corrections or issue a permit with fees.  Fees are calculated based on the size of the work.

 

To apply for a building permit for Demolition you will need to download and fill out an application Building/Electrical.   Under "Type of Work", mark "Demolition".   Either mail the application or drop-off at the township office. The fee is $124.00. The inspector must inspect the site before the demolition begins, to make sure both the power and sewer are disconnected from the building.

 

Permit Application Downloads 

 

Building/Electrical                                           Mechanical/Plumbing

Driveway Permit                                                       Schedule of Fees 

Land Use Permit                                           Swimming Pool Permit

 

                        Any questions?   Call 570-222-9364 or e-mail cliffordtownship@yahoo.com.