119 Cemetery Street, PO Box 339

Clifford, PA 18413

Office May Be Closed, Please Call

570-222-9364​ for Appointment

24 HR DROP OFF Box located on front

porch of Community Center Building​

​​​​Clifford Township

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Clifford Township Permits

Clifford Township requires permits. 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.  

Please fill out the  Clifford Township Preliminary Information  

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.


Building SUBCODE Forms:  https://www.neic.us/subcode-applications

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.


To obtain a  Sewer Permit contact one of the following Sewer Permit Officers: 

Justin Ford ​at jf85seo@gmail.com,570-862-8520                                  SEO FEE Schedule for Justin Ford

JHA Company at 570-278-3100, www.jhacompanies.com                    SEO FEE Schedule for JHA

For information about low interest septic loans click Pennvest Homeowner Septic Program

Sewage  Facilities Planning Module:  Checklist, Instructions and Application Form


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). The township secretary, MaryAnn, is the Building Permit Official for Clifford Township.  

Demolition Permit: You will need the Preliminary Information form, proof of ownership, Building Permit/Demolition and please review the following link for a Demolition Permit Checklist and Construction Guidelines from NEIC.  

Please note that you must notify PA One Call at 800-242-1776 or www.paonecall.org at least 3 days prior to start of any demolition or excavation. Also, all Asbestos shall be removed in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Envioronmental Portection Air Quality's regulations. Call 717-772-3396 or visit http://depweb.state.pa.us/dep/site/default.asp.

Building Inspector Options

NEIC     570-280-2111       Applications at   www.neic.us    NEIC Fee Schedule

If you are building a building less then 1,000 square feet and it is accessory to a single family home or an agricultural building,  fill out a Land Use Permit and drop it off at the Township building with a copy of the blue prints.  No permit is needed for a non-permanent/movable/prefabricated structure.

Setbacks still apply - see Ordinance Tab to the left, "Set Back Ordinance 2014." Third ordinance down from the top.

Click here for information aboutAgricultural Buildings Forms and Procedures.

MOBILE HOME REMOVAL GRANT                                               PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT GRANT 

​Forms Can be Submitted:

-At any time, in the locked mail box at the front entrance of the Twp Community Center.-119 Cemetery St. Clifford. Pa 18413
 -To the office if open (Please call prior for your convenience) 
- By Mail: P.O. Box 339 Clifford, Pa. 18413                  Forms are not accepted by Email


Call  MaryAnn at 570-222-9364 if you need assistance

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