Lancaster County Planning Department in Lancaster Pennsylvania

Address and phone number for Lancaster County Planning Department, a Building Department, at North Queen Street, Lancaster PA.

Lancaster County Planning Department
150 North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

About the Lancaster County Planning Department

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

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

Lancaster County Building & Construction Permits

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

You may contact the Building Department by calling 717-299-8333, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Lancaster County Planning Department, 150 North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603

Map of Lancaster County Planning Department in Lancaster Pennsylvania

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