Allentown Building Department in Allentown Pennsylvania

Address and phone number for Allentown Building Department, a Building Department, at Hamilton Street, Allentown PA.

Allentown Building Department
435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18101

About the Allentown Building Department

The Allentown Building Department, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Lehigh County building codes and ordinances
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • Lehigh County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
  • Building information searches and property records
  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  • Contractor license searches
  • Building and site inspection records
Lehigh County Property Records

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania public property records are available for request from the Building Department. These public records include building records and inspection logs, complaints, building and construction permits and permit violations.

Building Codes

The Lehigh County Building Department is involved in establishing building code, planning and zoning in Lehigh County, PA. A review board is usually responsible for adopting the building code. The DOB provides training and certification of building inspectors who implement the code at the county level through inspections. The Building Dept may also conduct inspections of county department buildings and facilities.

Lehigh County Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments are responsible for implementing and enforcing Lehigh County building code, as well as any locally adopted standards and regulations related to building construction including zoning laws. Building Departments enforce the building code by reviewing design plans in advance of construction and inspecting buildings during and after construction to verify code compliance as well as issuing building permits. Before a building may be occupied, it must be issued a permit by the Department's building inspector.

Building Safety & Maintenance

The Building Department may also inspect buildings following a fire or other damage in order to determine whether the structure is safe to occupy. In cases where severe damage or neglect has made a building unsafe for occupancy, the Lehigh County DOB has the power to condemn the building. The Dept of Buildings is also tasked with enforcing local property maintenance codes and zoning ordinances.

Contact the Allentown Building Department

You may contact the Building Department by calling 610-437-7690, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Allentown Building Department, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18101

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