Keeping Up to Code
A ZONING PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CONSTRUCTION AND ALL EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS, EVEN WHEN A BUILDING PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED. THIS INCLUDES ALL FENCES, SHEDS, SWIMMING POOLS, ACCESSORY STRUCTURES, RETAINING WALLS, DECKS, PORCHES, DRIVEWAYS, GAZEBOS, PERGOLAS, DRIVEWAY MODIFICATIONS, STAIRWAYS, SIDEWALKS, ETC.
Ed Howley is Manor Borough's part-time Zoning Official/Building Inspector. His regular office hours are:
All other hours are by appointment.
You can reach Ed Howley by calling his Manor office at 724-864-2525. Should his voicemail be full, or you need a faster response, contact Ed at his Jeannette office at 724-523-5940 x7502.
Or, email Ed Howley at his Manor address.
Permits and Forms
All Forms are in PDF format
Code Research & Information
Uniform Construction Code Enforcement.
These are the guidelines you need to consider before you plan or build. The BIU link above will give you general information regarding your project and may help you when attempting a DIY or when hiring a contractor.
Zoning Hearing Board
Should your Zoning Application be denied you can go before the Zoning Hearing Board requesting a variance. The Zoning Hearing board process is explained in the packet. Here is the packet that will get you started.
The next Zoning Hearing Board meeting is TBD. Meetings are advertised in the Legal Section of the Penn Trafford News.
County Conservation District
If you are disturbing a large area of earth, please review this doument from the Westmoreland County Conservation District.