PERMITS

WHEN DO I NEED ONE?

In accordance to Springfield Township Zoning Ordinance, a Zoning Permit is required prior to the erection, construction, reconstruction, extension, moving, razing, or alteration of any building, structure, or portion thereof, and prior to the use or change in use of a building or land and prior to the change or extension of a nonconforming use.  A “structure” is defined as: a combination of materials assembled, constructed or erected at a fixed location, the use of which requires location on the ground or attachment to something having location on the ground. Zoning Permit Application is required for projects including, but not limited to; fences, signs, patios and a change in use such as a home occupation.

HOW DO I DRAW A PLOT MAP?

All zoning permit applications should be accompanied by a detailed plot plan.

If you need a plot plan for your project, please go to: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com/home/.  The site will open an interactive map of Bucks County. You can then print out the map of your property lines to use for submission for a Zoning Permit. Please be sure all the property line and setback measurements are completed.

 

Building Permits

Generally, a Building Permit is required for any residential new construction, addition, or alteration. Any building over 1000 sq ft requires stamped building plans.  A Building permit is also required for any and all Non-residential construction, alteration or change of use. Building Permit Application must be accompanied by 3 sets of detailed construction drawings and 1 digital copy. All non-residential construction plans are required (by Commonwealth Law) to be prepared by a licensed designer (Architect and Professional Engineer.)

PERMIT APPLICATIONS

THE PERMITS BELOW ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ON VACANT LAND. They must be submitted, reviewed, and approved by the Township before any Zoning and Building Permits are issued and construction can start. Additional information may be required by the Township and/or third-party inspectors.

Some of these permits may be required for commercial and residential properties with existing structures. Specific inquiries can be directed to permits@springfieldbucks.org.

WELL PERMIT

ISSUED BY THE BUCKS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CALL 215-529-7000 TO FOR APPLICATION GUIDELINES

ON-LOT SEWAGE

ALSO REFERRED TO AS SEPTIC SYSTEM PERMIT. ISSUED BY THE BUCKS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

CALL 215-529-7000 FOR APPLICATION GUIDELINES

EROSION & SEDIMENT CONTROL

For a project that has over 1000 sq ft of earth disturbance you must apply for a Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan.

ISSUED BY THE BUCKS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT

CALL 215-345-7577 OR VISIT WWW.BUCKSCCD.ORG FOR APPLICATION GUIDELINES

DRIVEWAY PERMIT

ON A TOWNSHIP ROAD, USE THIS ROAD OPENING APPLICATION. PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE THE PROPOSED DRIVEWAY STAKED PRIOR TO APPLYING.

ON A STATE ROAD, OBTAIN A HIGHWAY OCCUPANCY PERMIT FROM PENNDOT. CALL 610-205-6726 OR VISIT WWW.PENNDOT.GOV

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

Visit our Subdivisions & Stormwater page for detailed information & application process.

Springfield Township Stormwater Process