Code Enforcement

If you are considering any improvements or alterations to your home, property, or business, contact the building inspector 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, his assistant Joe Volpe, or the Building Inspector Shawn Jacobs.

Code Enforcement Officers:

John Snelson


Tel: (412) 751-2880 ext. 1012

Fax: (412) 751 – 6002


Joe Volpe


Tel: (412) 751 – 2880 ext. 1016

Fax: (4120 751-6002


Building Inspector:

Shawn Jacobs


Tel: (412) 766-2565

Fax: (412) 766-2711


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.


For more information download documents below:

Application for Certificate of Occupancy

Building Permit Application

Elizabeth Township Subdivision and Land Development Application

Elizabeth Township Zoning Ordinances

Door to Door Canvassing Application

Occupancy Inspection Requirements

Peddling Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Table of Uses for Zoning

Zoning Appeal Application

Zoning Map