Building – Commercial Construction

What You Need To Know About Commercial Building

Effective Jan 1, 2010: Upper Macungie Township is enforcing the PA 2009 Uniform Construction Codes and that all code questions should be addressed to the code officials only.

Zoning
The purpose and scope of the Township’s Zoning Ordinance has been described elsewhere on this website. In short, those considering making nonresidential improvements of any kind should consult either the Township Zoning Officer or the table of contents of the Township’s Zoning Ordinance to gain insight as to what kinds of issues may arise with the proposal for nonresidential improvements.

Subdivision And Land Development Ordinance
The purpose and scope of the Township’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) has been discussed elsewhere on this website. In short, any nonresidential improvement may be subject to full SALDO review by the Board of Supervisors, Township Engineer and/or Solicitor.

Water And Sewer Fees
Any new nonresidential building, any expansion of a nonresidential use or building, or any intensification of a nonresidential use or building, may lead to additional water and sewer service connection charges (regardless of whether there is a physical change to the utility piping proposed). Call Upper Macungie Township at 610-398-9171 for sewer information or Lehigh County Authority at 610-398-8413 for water service information.

Original applications are required.  Documents shall be submitted in accordance with Section 403 of the Pa. UCC with an original application (no copies).  All permit applications shall be complete when submitted or the documents will be deemed not sufficient for review and returned to the applicant.

Applications can be picked up at the Municipal Building Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:00pm.

When you submit full sets of building plans, provide three copies of everything.  That enables us to provide copies to our in-house staff and our third-party agencies for simultaneous review.