Code Enforcement

If you are considering any improvements or alterations to your home, property, or business, contact the Building Inspector/Code Enforcer to discuss your plans to determine if any permits or approvals are required. Township regulations place various restrictions on the use of property, and the location of all improvements and additions to property. Property owners should contact the Code Enforcement Officer, John Snelson, Assistant Code Enforcement Officer Greg Butler or the Building Inspector, Chris Harvey.

An Occupancy permit is required for single family and multi-family residences as well as businesses in Elizabeth Township. The Code Enforcement Official must inspect the housing unit or business and an Occupancy Permit is required prior to anyone moving into an apartment, home or business. Please note links to occupancy permit application and inspection checklist below.

A Zoning permit is required when adding an accessory structure to your property (swimming pool, shed, deck, fence, etc.) or altering an existing accessory structure. Zoning permits are also required before any building permits are issued by the township. Please use the building permit application below to apply for a zoning permit

Code Enforcement Officers/Building Inspectors:

John Snelson


Tel: (412) 751-2880 ext. 1012

Fax: (412) 751-6002

Greg Butler – Assistant


Tel: (412) 751-2880 ext. 1016

Fax: (412) 751-6002

Code Enforcement Applications and Schedules:

Certificate of Occupancy

Application for Certificate of Occupancy

Occupancy Inspection Requirements

Building Permit

Building and Electrical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application


Zoning Certificate Application

Elizabeth Township Zoning Ordinances

Table of Uses for Zoning

Zoning Map

Zoning Appeal Application

Elizabeth Township Subdivision and Land Development Application

Rental Property and Tenant Registration

Rental Property Registration Application

Tenant Registration Form

Sign Permit

Sign Permit Application

Canvassing and Soliciting

Door to Door Canvassing Application

Peddling Permit Application

Township Fee Schedule

  • Fee Schedule (2019)