Construction Permits are required for residential and commercial new construction, additions, alterations, repairs, demolitions, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, swimming pools, sheds, decks, patios, driveways expansions, roofing replacement, and fences. Permit applications must be completed and submitted with two (2) sets of applicable drawings and specifications. If work is new construction, or exterior to the existing structure, two (2) plot plans showing the location and dimensions of the proposed construction and all existing property features (including easements) must be submitted.
The following activities require a grading permit: A. Modifying, disturbing, blocking, diverting or otherwise adversely affecting the natural flow of surface water within an ephemeral, intermittent or perennial stream or in a manner which impacts an adjoining parcel/property. B. Construction, erection or installation of any drainage dam or obstruction affecting the drainage of any parcel/property. C. Earth disturbance in excess of 500 square feet, cumulatively in one year; a year being 12 consecutive months from the date of the first earth disturbance or application for a grading permit. D. A fill which exceeds 10 cubic yards of material. E. Construction and/or installation of driveways and swimming pools. In addition, where an activity proposes more than 1,000 square feet of new impervious cover as part of the grading permit application, then a stormwater management plan shall be provided that complies with Upper Gwynedd Township Code Chapter 162, Stormwater Management.