Before beginning any new buildings, additions, alterations, repair/replacements, wreckings, relocations, and foundations, a $25 building permit is required from the Township office. Information needed for a building permit is the approximate cost of project, dimensions, and contractor name prior to obtaining a permit. Two blueprints will be needed if inspections are necessary. Any building less than 1000 square feet does not require a building inspection unless it is being attached to another structure. If you would like to talk with the inspector or the office secretary, contact the Municipal Code Association at 724-841-0141 for both building inspection information as well as sewage enforcement information.
Any building over 5000 square feet will need to be approved by the Township engineer and additional forms will be filled out before approving a building permit. Forms for less than 5000 square feet will need to be completed and will be kept on file at the Township office.
Most of Mercer Township is private sewer system. If you are wanting to have a perc test performed you will need to contact the Municipal Code Association at 724-841-0141.
The areas that have public sewer are the town of Forestville and Route #58 east and west within the township limits. Construction is scheduled to be completed by August 31, 2019. Residents will be informed by letter when they can begin tap-ins after August 31st.