Lehigh County Building Department

Find Lehigh County Pennsylvania building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Allentown Building Department 435 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 610-437-7690


Allentown Permits 641 South 10th Street Allentown PA 18103 610-437-7589

Allentown Permits 435 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 610-437-7592

Allentown Zoning 4444 Walbert Avenue Allentown PA 18104 610-398-0401

Emmaus Borough Zoning 28 South 4th Street Emmaus PA 18049 610-967-1322

Lower Macungie Township Permits and Zoning 3400 North Brookside Road Macungie PA 18062 610-966-4343

Lowhill Township Zoning 2175 Seipstown Road Fogelsville PA 18051 610-285-6660

Lynn Township Zoning 7923 Kings Highway New Tripoli PA 18066 610-298-2645

Upper Macungie Township Permits and Zoning 8330 Schantz Road Breinigsville PA 18031 610-398-9171

About the Lehigh County Building Department

Building Departments in Lehigh County, PA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Lehigh County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Lehigh County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Lehigh County, PA zoning laws and requirements
Lehigh County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Lehigh County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Lehigh County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Lehigh County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Lehigh County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in Pennsylvania to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.