Bucks County Planning Department in Doylestown Pennsylvania

Address and phone number for Bucks County Planning Department, a Building Department, at Almshouse Road, Doylestown PA.


Name
Bucks County Planning Department
Address
1260 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901
Phone
215-345-3400
Fax
215-345-3886

About the Bucks County Planning Department

The Bucks County Planning Department, located in Doylestown, 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:
  • Bucks County building codes and ordinances
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • Bucks County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
  • Building information searches and property records
  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • Contractor license searches
  • Building and site inspection records
Bucks County Property Records

Bucks 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 Bucks County Building Department is involved in establishing building code, planning and zoning in Bucks 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.

Bucks County Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments are responsible for implementing and enforcing Bucks 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 Bucks 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 Bucks County Planning Department

You may contact the Building Department by calling 215-345-3400, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Bucks County Planning Department, 1260 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901


Map of Bucks County Planning Department in Doylestown Pennsylvania


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