Do I need a zoning permit to finish my basement?
Do I need a zoning permit to install a fence on my property?
Yes, a zoning permit is required to be obtained prior to beginning work to finish a basement in any type of structure.
Do I need a zoning permit to install a temporary inflatable swimming pool?
No. Approvals are not needed from the Township to install a fence. However, fences are not permitted to interfere with the site distance on corner properties, nor are they permitted to be located in a floodplain, drainage way, or stormwater easement.
While the Township does not require a permit for a fence, you should check with the Centre Region Code Agency to determine whether a permit is needed from their office. The office can be reached by calling (814) 231-3056.
Do I need a zoning permit to install a propane gas tank?
Yes, a permit must be obtained to install these pools. Permits are generally required for pools as defined under the Building Code. If you take the pool down over the winter, a new permit is required to be obtained when it is installed again. Please also check with the Centre Region Code Agency regarding the need for stairs and fencing associated with certain sized pools.
Additional questions may be directed to the Township Zoning Administrator by email or by calling (814) 238-4651.
Do I need a zoning permit for a temporary structure?
Yes, a permit must be obtained for propane gas tanks and underground gas tanks.
Do I need a zoning permit to install a small shed?
Yes, a permit is required for a structure with an ascertainable location whether or not it is permanently affixed to the land.
Do I need a permit to hand out flyers or sell door-to-door?
Yes, a zoning permit is required for any size accessory structure.
How long are permits good for?
Anyone engaging in any of the following activities is required to apply for and obtain a license from the Township Manager:
- Peddling, soliciting, or taking orders, either by sample or otherwise for any goods, wares, or merchandise on any street, sidewalk, public ground, or from house to house in Ferguson Township;
- Selling, soliciting, or taking orders for any goods, wares, or merchandise from a fixed location within the Township, on a temporary basis, which shall include, but shall not be limited to such activities conducted at the time of special occasions or celebrations, for seasonal purposes, or for or in advance of specific yearly holidays;
- Any required State or County licenses shall also be obtained and provided at the time of application to the Township. Every license holder is required to carry such license or display it at the location where he is engaged in business.
Do I need a permit if I am putting in a patio that is flat to the ground?
The permitted work must begin within two years of the issuance of the permit.
Yes, a zoning permit is required for the proposed erection, extension, or alteration of any structure or portion of a structure, including patios that are flat to the ground. For more information, click here. To view a fact sheet on zoning permit requirements, click here.