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Township of Tredyffrin, PA
Chester County
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[Amended 3-24-1980 by Ord. No. HR-44; 8-15-1983 by Ord. No. HR-76; 2-27-1984 by Ord. No. HR-80; 3-18-1985 by Ord. No. HR-90; 12-15-1986 by Ord. No. HR-106; 12-3-1991 by Ord. No. HR-189; 1-25-1993 by Ord. No. HR-207; 5-1-2006 by Ord. No. HR-352]
This chapter shall be enforced by a Zoning Officer designated by the Board of Supervisors who shall examine all applications for permits, issue permits only for construction and uses which are in accordance with the requirements of this chapter, record and file all applications for permits with any accompanying plans or documents, which shall be matters of public record, and make such reports as the Board of Supervisors may require. Permits for construction and uses which are a special exception or a variance from the requirements of this chapter shall be issued only upon the order of the Zoning Hearing Board. The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the issuance of stop, cease and desist orders by the Zoning Officer, by the instituting of appropriate actions or proceedings at law or in equity and by reasonable fines. See § 208-158 regarding penalties.
It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work for the erection, alteration or occupancy of any building or structure for which a permit is required until a permit has been duly issued. The following permits are required.
A. 
Zoning permits. Zoning permits shall be required prior to the erection of or addition to any structure or portion thereof.
B. 
Building permits. A building permit shall be required as specified in Chapter 80, Building Construction, of the Township Code.
C. 
Use and occupancy permits.
(1) 
A use and occupancy permit for a nonresidential use shall be required prior to occupancy of a new building, change of occupant or the change in use of a building or land; and prior to the change or extension of a nonconforming use.
(2) 
A use and occupancy permit for a residential use shall be required prior to occupancy of a new building and prior to the change or extension of a nonconforming use.
All applications for permits shall be made in writing on forms furnished by the Township and shall include all other plans, documents and information as may be necessary to enable the Zoning Officer to ascertain compliance with this chapter and all other pertinent ordinances.
A. 
Zoning permits. No zoning permit shall be issued until the Zoning Office has certified that the proposed building, structure or addition complies with the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
Building permits. No building permit shall be issued until the Zoning Officer has certified that the proposed building, structure or alteration complies with the provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances.
C. 
Use and occupancy permits. No use and occupancy permit shall be issued until the Zoning Officer has certified that the proposed use and the proposed building, structure or alteration complies with the provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances.
[Added 8-14-2006 by Ord. No. HR-355]
It shall be unlawful for any person to commence work, without a permit as required in this section, constructing, expanding, developing, or allowing the use of any property which will increase the sound level in a residential area if the activity involved is not exempt in accordance with § 208-102.1A.
A. 
A zoning permit shall be required prior to any person constructing, expanding, developing, or allowing the use of any property which increases the sound level in a residential area if the activity involved is not exempt in accordance with § 208-102.1A. The application for permit shall include plans and reports establishing compliance with the provisions of § 208-102.1, in addition to the requirements of § 208-135.
B. 
A building permit shall be required for the construction of absorptive sound barriers.
C. 
If the proposed activity does not involve an increase in the sound level in excess of the limits established in § 208-102.1, the person undertaking such activity may file plans and reports establishing the prospective sound level which will result from such activity with a request for a waiver from the requirement that absorptive sound barriers be constructed as part of the project. If the Zoning Officer concludes that such waiver should be granted, no building permit for absorptive sound barriers shall be required.
Fees required in the administration of this chapter shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Tredyffrin Township or such other ordinance or fee resolution as shall be adopted by the Board of Supervisors and shall be paid to the Township. Each applicant for a permit, appeal, special exception, variance or amendment shall, at the time of making application, pay a fee for the cost of administration or of advertising, mailing notices and transcribing testimony.