Building & Zoning
The North Londonderry Township has contracted the Lebanon County Planning Department as a PA Certified 3rd Party Inspection Agency to administer and enforce the PA Uniform Construction Code, Building Code Enforcement, Subdivision Ordinance, Zoning Enforcement, Sewage Enforcement & Managment Program. For questions, information and permits, please contact them at the Lebanon County-City Building, room 206, direct dial (717) 228-4444.
*As of 06/17/2015, North Londonderry Township now requires building permits for all fences, walls and hedges to be sure their installation complies with §150-91 of the Zoning Ordinance.
Beware of Home Improvement Fraud:
All contractors performing projects over $500 or totaling over $5,000 per year must be registered with the PA Attorney General. This official registration number must be displayed on all contracts, estimates, proposals, and advertisements. To verify a contractor's registration number, call 1-888-520-6680 or visit the AG's Home Improvement Consumer Information website.
- A contractor may not demand or receive any payment for a home improvement before the home improvement contract is signed.
- A contractor must provide you with a copy of the complete contract free of charge.
- A contract is not enforceable against a consumer if it does not include all of the information required by law.
- You have the right to rescind your contract without penalty within three business days of the signing date, except as provided under law for emergency situations.
What are your rights?
Know Your Property - Easements & Right-of-Ways
If you weren't provided a plot plan or deed for your property, now would be a good time to obtain a copy, before building begins. Many residents are suprised to find that there are sizeable areas along their property that, although they maintain by cutting grass, etc., they are limited as to what else can occupy this designated area.
These areas are usually reserved for underground utility lines or waterways and allow space for crews and equipment to work on repairs if needed. Thus the erection of any structure, permanent or temporary, may be restricted. Various information about your property can be found at the Lebanon County-City Building, either at the Recorder of Deeds, Assessment office, or Lebanon County Planning Department.