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Frequently Asked Questions Building and Zoning

Do I need a permit to erect a fence, outdoor deck, shed or carport?

Permits are not required to erect a fence, however please be advised that fences erected along any street frontage must be located in accordance with local zoning regulations. Building permits are required for all new construction activities, structural alterations and building additions, storage sheds and carports, regardless of size. For more information, please contact the building department at 215-836-7600 or click here to access the Building & Zoning page.