Building & Code Enforcement

The Building & Code Enforcement staff deals with building and zoning code enforcement, building inspections and permits, and construction issues. The department issues permits for decks, fences, swimming pools and other common residential and commercial structures.

How do I get a permit for a residential deck, fence or pool?


Here are some guidelines to get you started with the most common residential additions—decks, fences and swimming pools.

  1. Fill out a residential Building Permit Application (www.southfayettepa.com/buildingpermit) and submit it to the South Fayette Township Building Department, along with a check for the permit fee. Applications will not be reviewed until payment is made in full, as follows:
    • Deck or Porch: $75
    • Fence: $25
    • Pool or Hot Tub (Above Ground): $50
    • Pool (In Ground): $100
  2. Provide a property survey to show compliance with zoning and setback requirements.
  3. Supply detailed construction drawings of your plans.
  4. The South Fayette Township Building Code Official/Inspector gives each applicant a list of required inspections, which may vary depending on the project details. Inspections will ensure your structure meets all safety and code requirements.
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