Building & Zoning
Harshman CE Group, LLC will now be handling Building and Zoning and Code Enforcement for the Borough of Sewickley. A representative may be reached by calling 412-741-1762. Office hours at the Sewickley Municipal Building are Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Any code enforcement questions or complaints should be directed to the Borough Office at 412-741-4015.
When do I need a Building Permit?
Construction in the Borough of Sewickley requires a permit from the Building Inspector. A printable Residential Building Permit Application or a Non-Residential/Commercial Building Permit Application may be downloaded from our website. Construction of a fence requires completion of a Residential Fence Permit Application. Other related applications along with the required fee can be downloaded at your convenience from the Forms, Permits & Applications page.
Every business and enterprise shall obtain an Occupancy Permit from the Zoning Officer. The cost of the permit is $100.
All business/enterprises advertisement shall obtain a Sign Permit and comply with the Signage Regulations. Also, please see Ordinance #1367 which has amended parts of the Signage Regulations.
Commercial buildings and/or additions shall comply with the Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance #1310.
The Historic Review Commission shall approve all building permits for exterior construction from the 3 historic districts.
The Zoning Ordinance and the Official Zoning Maps (updated May 16, 2016) specify all restrictions in each zoning district.
Property Maintenance Issues
- Grass shall not exceed 6 inches in height and yards shall be maintained.
- Snow and ice are to be removed from all sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall.
- Garbage is not to be placed out for pick up until the night before service.