Building/Zoning Permit FAQs

Questions? Gretchen Smith, Planning & Zoning Assistant
Ph: (223) 221-7515,

This is the base form for all construction, renovations, alterations, fences, decks, patios, and accessory structures in Lancaster Township.

If you are adding/removing/modifying any impervious surfaces on a property, a Stormwater Management Application is also required in addition to the Building/Zoning Permit Application. 

  1. The application must be completed in full and signed.
  2. The permit fee will be payable only if/when the permit is approved (not in advance).
  3. Mail or drop-off the signed application and all required documents to: 

Lancaster Twp Planning/Zoning Office
Attn: Gretchen Smith
1353 Meadowcreek Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603

All approved permits need to be paid for and picked up at the Planning/Zoning Office. Checks, money orders, and credit cards are accepted for payment. Cash will not be accepted.