Irwin's Zoning Ordinance 




 All building and zoning permits can be picked up at:

 Irwin Borough 

424 Main Street

Irwin, PA 15642 


Building Code Official " BCO " - (724) 864-3100 Ext 1

 When do I need a Building Permit?
The easiest way to find out whether you need a building permit or not is to call the Borough office at (724) 864-3105. Typically, all new construction, remodeling, alterations and room additions need building permits. All work must meet the standards of the Uniform Construction Code "U.C.C" as well as the Zoning Ordinance.

Samples of some improvements requiring a permit are:
  • Decks and patio covers
  • Swimming Pools
  • Fences
  • Garages, carports and sheds
  • Room Additions

  • Step by step guide to obtaining a building permit.

    1. Bring in ideas and receive an application
    2. Submit completed application with plans and pay for all required permits and plan reviews.
    3. Receive building permit. CAUTION - any construction begun without a building permit may result in a fine.
    4. Building inspections may be required. The permit official will indicate what is needed.
    5. Final inspections will re required when all work is completed.

    Fees are assessed according to the cost of the construction; inspection fees are paid prior to issuing a permit.

    Persons denied a building permit can appeal the decision to the Zoning Hearing Board. Variances and special exceptions are also through appeals to the Zoning Board. Applications for a hearing are available at the Borough office. A $100 fee must accompany submission of the completed application.  

    Zoning, Commercial and Residential building permits.

    Simply identify your type of permit, download, fill out and drop off at the Borough of Irwin Main office 424 Main Street.

    Allow 15 business days for permit approval or rejection.

    The Borough has opted in the PA Uniform Construction Code " U.C.C " and strictly enforces same.

    No work is allowed to proceed without an approved permit.

    Some Borough ordinances and building codes exceed the U.C.C and are enforced.


      Irwin Borough

    424 Main Street

    Irwin, PA  15642


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