THE BOROUGH OF RIDGWAY
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Building/zoning

Code Enforcement Office

108 Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853

(814) 776-1125 Ext. 3

michael.handley@ridgwayborough.com


A building/zoning permit shall be obtained before any individual or party may: 

(1) Erect, remove, move, add to, or structurally alter a structure.

(2) Begin use or change the prior use of any building or land in any zoning district.


In order to protect individual property rights, the improvements shall conform with the Borough of Ridgway's Zoning OrdinanceThe majority of residential improvements only need a zoning review. This review will identify the property's zone, determine setback and land use requirements, and general regulation conformity. Some examples of commercial and residential improvements requiring a building/zoning permit include:

Accessory Structures (Sheds, Garages, etc.)

Additions (Attached or Detached)

Change of Use or Occupancy

Curb Breaking

Decks or Porches

Driveways

Fences or Retaining Walls

Home Occupations

Major Interior Renovations

Means of Egress Changes

Roof Replacements

Sidewalks (Construct, Repair, or Replace)

Signs (Permanent or Temporary)

Structural Changes

Swimming Pools (Above and Below)

Commercial and Residential improvements requiring an inspection will be referred to Bureau Veritas North America, Incorporated. For more information on improvements requiring inspection, please refer to this PA UCC link. Submittal and Inspection forms are available below for easy download.

Application for Curb Breaking Permit

Application for Sidewalk Work Permit

Application for Building/Zoning Permit

Application for Sign Permit

COMMERCIAL IMPROVEMENTS


EXISTING BUILDINGS - Alterations, Renovations, Small Additions, or Change of Occupancy


NEW BUILDINGS - New Construction


POLE BUILDINGS


SIGNS



RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS


CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES


DECKS AND PORCHES - One and Two Family Dwellings


EXISTING HOMES - Additions, Garages, or Structural Changes


MANUFACTURED HOUSING - Modular, Double-Wide, and Mobile Homes


POOLS AND SPAS


OTHER IMPROVEMENTS


LIFTS - Passenger, Freight, Dumbwaiter, LULA, SPPE, RPE, Escalator, Moving Walk, Vertical Platform Lift, Inclined Platform Lift, Inclined Stairway Chairlift, and VRC


SOLAR PANELS



Application for Demolition Permit

Borough of Ridgway's Zoning Ordinance

Borough of Ridgway's Zoning Map