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Red Lion, PA 17356

Red Lion, Pennsylvania

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Building Permits

In accordance with Act 45 as mandated by the State of Pennsylvania, Red Lion Borough has passed an ordinance adopting the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) as the standard for building construction, remodeling, and repair. Certain projects will require inspections to be performed by one of the designated third party agencies (Commonwealth Code Inspection Service OR Code Administrators, Inc.), which must be paid for by the property owner. If your project requires inspections, you will be informed at the time you pick up your building permit application at the Borough office. 

NOTE:  ALL building permits MUST be submitted through the Red Lion Borough Office.

Residential Building Permit Application

Required for any new construction, additions, demolition, accessory structures over 1,000 square feet, swimming pools and hot tubs 24 inches and deeper and any structural changes in the dwelling. 
Code Administrators, Inc. Application
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service Application


Commercial Building Permit Application
Required for almost all work done on a commercial structure.
Code Administrators, Inc. Application
Commonwealth Code Inspection Service Application


Zoning Permit
Zoning Permit Application
Required for any new construction, additions, decksaccessory structures, paving, swimming poolsfences, etc.



For all other permit applications, please visit our forms and publications page on the top menu bar


Are you current with taxes, or other municipal service accounts?  If not you will be denied a zoning and/or building permit!
The Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act (the “Act”) – signed into law on October 27, 2010, effective on April 25, 2011 – empowers municipalities to take legal action against owners of deteriorating properties and deny municipal permits in certain circumstances. The Act specifically provides for action against property owners whose property is in serious code violation or whose property is determined to be a public nuisance. The Act also provides for municipalities to deny municipal permits (included building permits and zoning approvals) to property owners who have other property within the municipality in similar violation or who are behind in taxes or other municipal service accounts such as water, sewer or refuse collection. This tool allows municipalities to hold property owners accountable for existing delinquencies or serious violations on other properties. Property owners must remedy existing violations and/or delinquencies with regard to other property they own in the municipality prior to being granted municipal permits for future projects.